Drakeo the Ruler, a rapper, was reportedly killed in a backstage stabbing attack at Los Angeles’ Once Upon a Time festival concert, featuring Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent.
The singer, whose real name is Darrell Caldwell, died in the hospital as a result of his injuries, according to TMZ.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the victim was rapper Drakeo the Ruler, who was attacked by a group of people backstage and was in critical condition when taken to the hospital.
According to KTLA-TV, he was stabbed in the neck by the Los Angeles Police Department. According to police, Snoop Dogg canceled his set at the Once Upon a Time in LA festival at Banc of California Stadium in Exposition Park before the rest of the show was canceled.
“An incident has occurred at the Once Upon a Time in LA festival at the Banc of California,” the Los Angeles Police Department tweeted. “The festival has come to an end early. The Los Angeles Police Department will be on the scene to assist the California Highway Patrol with the investigation.”
In a statement, Live Nation said: “Backstage, there was an altercation in the roadway. Artists and organizers decided not to proceed with remaining sets out of respect for those involved and in coordination with local authorities, so the festival was called off an hour early, “According to the Times.
According to a video posted on social media, attendees climbed over a fence to leave the concert following the reported stabbing.