Drakeo The Ruler has reportedly died after being stabbed in LA Festival on Saturday (December 18).
The rapper, 28, was booked to play the festival at Exposition Park alongside Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and 50 Cent.
The Los Angeles Times reported that authorities did not confirm the identity of the victim but that a person with direct knowledge of the incident told the publication that it was Drakeo the Ruler (real name Darrell Caldwell).
Today (December 19) TMZ reported that multiple sources said Drakeo had died after succumbing to his injuries. It’s claimed that he got into an altercation backstage.
The festival was shut down due to the incident, with organisers writing on social media: “The Once Upon A Time In LA Fest is ending early. All performances are now over. Please head to the closest exit and head eastbound on MLK.”
One source said that a video captured the aftermath of the stabbing, and showed people running up on stage and security trying to break up a fight.
The music festival was running behind schedule. Snoop Dogg was scheduled to perform at 8.30pm but a DJ on the main stage had been playing for approximately 45 minutes. At about 9.20pm the backstage entrance appeared to be blocked to anyone but police officers.Drakeo The Ruler Death.