Rapper Drakeo the Ruler dead after LA concert stabbing: report

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Rapper Drakeo the Ruler dead after LA concert stabbing: report

Rapper Drakeo the Ruler has died after being stabbed during a concert in Los Angeles Saturday night, according to a report.

Drakeo, whose legal name is Darrell Caldwell, succumbed to his wounds sustained at the Snoop Dogg-headlined Once Upon A Time In LA music festival, TMZ reported early Sunday morning.

TMZ cited “multiple sources” who said the rapper was pronounced dead after being rushed to a local hospital.

Police shut down the 'Once Upon a Time in LA' festival after rapper Drakeo the Ruler was stabbed on December 18, 2021.
Police shut down the ‘Once Upon a Time in LA’ festival after rapper Drakeo the Ruler was stabbed on December 18, 2021.
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Festival-goers were asked to leave the area as security and police moved in to take over the search for a suspect.
Festival-goers were asked to leave the area as security and police moved in to take over the search for a suspect.
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Drakeo, 28, was stabbed behind the stage at L.A. Exposition Park about 8:30 p.m. local time and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, People reporter Tomas Mier said on Twitter.

The rapper, was attacked by a group of men backstage, a source “with direct knowledge of the incident,” told the Los Angeles Times.

The Once Upon a Time in LA festival was canceled in response to the stabbing.

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