Rapper Drakeo the Ruler dies at 28: reportedly stabbed at concert

Hip hop singer Drakeo the Ruler He died at the age of 28 this Saturday, December 18, during the Once Upon a Time festival in Los Angeles at the Banc of California Stadium, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

The newspaper detailed that the paramedics responded to a report of a stabbing at the stadium around 8:40 p.m. local time, according to Margaret Stewart, a public information officer for the Los Angeles Fire Department.

“One person was taken to a hospital in critical condition,” he said. At that time, the person was not identified, but a source with direct knowledge confirmed to the Los Angeles newspaper that Drakeo the Ruler “had been attacked by a group of people“.

How did Drakeo the Ruler die?

According to People en Español, the artist was stabbed backstage at the festival. The Los Angeles Times details that he was scheduled to go on stage at the event in which Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and 50 Cent were also announced.

That same newspaper reported that the singer, whose real name is Darrell Caldwell, “later died from his injuries”, according to the source consulted. It is also mentioned that there is a video that documented the moment after the stabbing.

According to the media outlet and its source, the footage “showed people going up on stage and security personnel trying to stop a fight.” After the fact, the event ended.

The Los Angeles Police Department reported on Twitter about an “incident” at the concert venuebut did not provide details.

“The festival has concluded earlier. LAPD will be in the area helping (the California Highway Patrol) with the investigation,” it was mentioned in that social network.

Who was Drakeo the Ruler?

The rapper was originally from Los Angeles. His first studio album was released earlier this year. One of his most famous songs is ‘Thank you for using GTL’, which alluded to the prison communications company Global Tel Link.

The piece has verses recorded over the phone while he was detained in jail awaiting trial in connection with the murder of a 24-year-old man in 2016.

The artist was acquitted, but prosecutors tried to bring him back to trial for conspiracy charges in the murder. This was settled with a plea deal and the rapper was released from prison in November 2020.

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Rapper Drakeo the Ruler dies at 28: reportedly stabbed at concert