- Drakeo the Ruler, a US rapper, died after being stabbed at a music festival in Los Angeles.
- The 28-year-old Darrell Caldwell performed at the Once Upon a Time in LA festival on Saturday night.
- On Sunday morning, his publicist confirmed his death to several US media outlets.
The artist was reportedly stabbed backstage around the time he was scheduled to perform. Los Angeles police are investigating, but no arrests have been made on Sunday morning.
Drakeo, the Ruler, had over 1.5 million monthly Spotify listeners and collaborated with Canadian rapper Drake on Talk to Me. At around 20:40 local time on Saturday, paramedics responded to a stabbing call (04:40 GMT on Sunday). According to reports, the rapper was then taken to the hospital but died due to his injuries.
Live Nation, the festival’s promoter, confirmed an “altercation in the roadway backstage” at the event, which was also set to feature performances by rappers 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg.
“Out of concern for those involved or in consultation with local authorities, artists and organizers decided not to proceed with remaining sets, so the festival was called off an hour early,” the statement said.
Snoop Dogg said on Twitter that he was “in my dressing room when I was informed about the incident or chose to leave the festival grounds immediately.”
“My heartfelt condolences go out to Draeko the Ruler’s family and loved ones,” he said. “I’m praying for hip-hop peace.” “Your energy always lifted my spirits. Drakeo, rest in peace. “On Sunday morning, Drake posted a message on his Instagram stories.
Saweetie, a rapper, tweeted: “Drakeo was always extremely cool and respectful. Please keep his family in your reflections or prayers. Unfortunately, the Ruler has passed away.”
Jim Jones urged his peers to be cautious. “They understand who we are because of our celebrity, but we don’t know who they are because of our celebrity,” he wrote on Instagram.
“This year, it seems like we’ve lost a rapper every week. There was a time when we were protected in the community and regarded as superheroes. Not any longer.”
Source: CBC News
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