Drakeo The Ruler Murdered
L.A. and Stinc Team rapper Drakeo The Ruler has unfortunately died at the age 28 after being fatally stabbed after his performance last night at the Once Upon A Time In LA music festival. Several artists have already began sending their condolences since the news broke.
Drakeo was one of many artists billed to perform at the all day event in Los Angeles Exposition Park with Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and 50 Cent. The rapper, whose real name is Darrell Caldwell, later died from his injuries. According to LA Times, one source said that video from after the stabbing showed people running up on stage and security trying to break up a fight. Caldwell, 28, was backstage when an altercation broke out among several people and he was stabbed, according to the source.
No arrests had been made as of Sunday morning, said Officer Luis Garcia, an LAPD spokesman. “Detectives are still trying to figure things out,” he said. Soon after the stabbing, organizers ended the event as patrons moved to get out. The Los Angeles Police Department said on Twitter that an “incident” had occurred but did not provide details. “The festival has concluded early. LAPD will be in the area assisting [California Highway Patrol] with the investigation,” the agency said.
Snoop Dogg was scheduled to perform at 8:30, but a DJ on the main stage had been playing for about 45 minutes without him ever appearing. At about 9:20, the backstage entrance appeared to be blocked by police. At least 20 officers gathered behind the main stage, where yellow police tape was put up.
Live Nation issued a statement: “There was an altercation in the roadway backstage. Out of respect for those involved and in coordination with local authorities, artists and organizers decided not to move forward with remaining sets so the festival was ended an hour early.” Our condolences to his family.