Usa, rapper Drakeo the Ruler stabbed dead. He was 28 years old

Backstage assault at a Los Angeles festival

Rapper Drakeo the Ruler died in hospital after being stabbed last night in the backstage of the Once Upon a Time festival in Los Angeles, where he was supposed to perform alongside the likes of Snoop Dog and 50 Cent. The artist, 28, whose real name was Darrell Caldwell, was allegedly attacked by a group of people for reasons yet to be clarified. “There was an altercation in the backstage – explained the promoter of the festival – Out of respect for the people involved and in coordination with the local authorities, artists and organizers decided not to go on, so the festival ended with an hour. in advance “.

Caldwell was highly regarded in the LA rap scene. After debuting in 2015, he was sentenced to 11 months for illegal possession of firearms in 2017 and was arrested in March 2018 on a murder charge in connection with a December 2016 shooting, for which he was later acquitted. . Even during his time in prison he hadn’t stopped playing, so much so that the mixtape Thank You For Using GTL was recorded on a prison phone line. Following its release, he released The Truth Hurts album, recording the single Talk to Me with guest star Drake.