IN his latest Instagram post, Drakeo the Ruler included a caption about “double crosses,” just hours before he was stabbed and killed backstage at the Once Upon a Time in LA music festival.
The rapper, real name Darrell Caldwell, posted a photo of himself smiling hours before the fatal stabbing, with the caption “DOUBLE CROSSERS GET CROSSED OUT”.
It is not known what greater significance may have the legend, as within hours of its publication Drakeo was allegedly attacked by a “group of people” and stabbed in the neck.
In the comments section, fans and colleagues flooded the post with “RIP” and calls to “PRAY FOR DRAKEO”.
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He died in hospital, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, and the Los Angeles Times reports that no arrests have been made.
Festival organizers posted a message on Twitter just after 9 p.m. to alert spectators of the festival’s cancellation.
“Once Upon a Time at LA Fest ends early. All performances are now over. Please head to the nearest exit and head east on MLK,” the post read.
In a statement on Twitter, the Los Angeles Police Department said, “There was an incident at the Once Upon A Time in LA festival at the Banc of California.
“The festival ended early. The LAPD will be in the area to assist the CHP in the investigation.
Videos posted on social media showed festival-goers scurrying over a fence.
A spokesperson for the event added in a statement: “There was a backstage altercation on the pavement.
“Out of respect for the people involved and in coordination with the local authorities, the artists and the organizers decided not to go ahead with the remaining sets, so the festival ended an hour earlier,” said the communicated.
Raised in South Los Angeles by his single mother, Drakeo the Ruler rose to fame after DJ Mustard remixed his song Mr Get Dough in 2015.
In October 2015, he released his first official mix tape I Am Mr Mosely on Mustard’s 10 Summers label.
I Am Mr Mosely 2 was released in July of the following year and So Cold I Do Em, which featured Impatient Freestyle, was released in December.
Drakeo released their ninth mixtape, The Truth Hurts, on February 24, 2021.
In August 2021, Drakeo the Ruler was arrested for possession of a firearm while he was an ex-con.
The arrest, which was broadcast live on Instagram by Drakeo, took place while the rapper was in an Uber with his baby boy.
In the video, cops can be heard asking Drakeo to get out of the vehicle saying, “We’re going to ask you one more time to get out, and if you say no, then we have to do what we have to do.”
The rapper, confused by the situation, can be heard saying, “This is crazy brother.”
Months earlier, the rapper had struck a plea deal after being acquitted of murder and attempted murder charges.
Prior to the August arrest, Drakeo spent three years in prison after awaiting a new trial on a new charge by a district attorney for conspiracy and shooting from a motor vehicle.
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