Los Angeles, CA. Last night’s Once Upon a Time festival, headlined by Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent, resulted in the tragic death of underground rapper Drakeo the Ruler. Our phone lines where blowing up with reports of the stabbing altercation and subsequent death of the sometimes controversial rapper. TLP wishes his family, friends and fans our deepest sympathies.
Drakeo’s Label, FETCH Publishing, has issued a statement via Instagram. FETCH’s statement reads, “Darrell ‘Drakeo The Ruler’ Caldwell made a heart felt impact on the world in such a short period of time. A true artist who loved and cared for his fans dearly. To lose someone so close to our hearts is devastating. Our thoughts and prayers are with Drakeo’s family and friends, his team, and his millions of fans around the world.”
According to TMZ, “(Drakeo The Ruler) was backstage around 8:30 PM when a fight broke out — and during the altercation, he got stabbed…” You can link to their story below.
TLP has seen some yet to be authenticated video of paramedics attending to Drakeo the Ruler at the scene of the stabbing. The video is too gory to post, but for those interested in the macabre, you may find it circulating on the internet. Story developing…