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Rapper Drakeo the Ruler fatally stabbed at LA music pageant – Nationwide

Rapper Drakeo the Ruler fatally stabbed at LA music pageant – Nationwide

A West Coast rapper often called Drakeo the Ruler was fatally stabbed in an altercation at a Los Angeles music pageant the place he and others had been scheduled to carry out.

A publicist for the rapper, Scott Jawson, confirmed his loss of life on Sunday to the New York Occasions and Rolling Stone. The artist’s actual title was Darrell Caldwell. He was 28.

Drakeo the Ruler was assaulted Saturday evening on the As soon as Upon a Time in LA live performance, which was anticipated to characteristic a number of artists, together with Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent and Ice Dice. Organizers referred to as off the pageant after the stabbing.

A combat broke out behind the principle stage shortly after 8:30 p.m., leaving one man severely injured by a suspect wielding an edged weapon, the California Freeway Patrol stated in a naked bones information launch that didn’t title Caldwell. The sufferer was taken to a hospital, the place he later died.

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The Los Angeles Police Division and Los Angeles Fireplace Division additionally responded.

LAPD spokesman Officer Luis Garcia informed the Los Angeles Occasions that no arrests had been made as of Sunday.

Caldwell pioneered a kind of rap referred to as “nervous music,” The New York Occasions reported.

The Los Angeles native put out his first studio album earlier this yr.

Caldwell was launched from jail in November 2020 after LA County prosecutors tried to attempt him on conspiracy expenses within the 2016 killing of a 24-year-old man. Beforehand he had been acquitted of felony homicide and tried homicide expenses within the loss of life.

The As soon as Upon a Time in LA Fest confirmed in an Instagram publish that the occasion had been referred to as off early. Organizers didn’t give a motive.

© 2021 The Canadian Press

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