Once Upon a Time in LA came to an abrupt end Saturday night, thanks to a coordinated murder plot allegedly targeting rapper Drakeo the Ruler.
Rapper Drakeo the Ruler is currently in critical condition following a murder at Once Upon a Time in LA. The rapper – whose real name is Darrell Caldwell – appeared to have been stabbed in the back by several attackers. Officials with the Los Angeles Fire and Police Department declined to release the identity of the victim, though the Los Angeles Times report Drakeo is the one mentioned.
The Times reported: “The individual has not been identified. “But a person with direct knowledge of the incident told The Times that hip-hop artist Drakeo the Ruler was attacked by a group of people at the music festival and seriously injured.”
Details of the stabbing were also not released, although it is believed the rapper was stabbed in the neck. It is unclear whether other injuries will continue.
The attack caused the Once Upon a Time in LA festival to quickly close.
“Once Upon a Time in LA is coming to an end soon,” announced the festival coordinator. “All performances are now over. Please go to the nearest exit and head east on the MLK. “
Snoop Dogg’s performance, which had been delayed, was quickly postponed. At this stage, it remains unclear whether other performances will be held or even the festival itself will continue. In addition to Snoop Dogg, the festival bill features superstars like 50 Cent, The Isley Brothers, YG, Ice Cube, Three Six Mafia, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
Once Upon a Time in LA is taking place at the city’s Banc of California Stadium in Expo Park.
It is unclear why Drakeo the Ruler was targeted in the attack. Just last year, Caldwell was acquitted of the murder charges, though the rapper eventually pleaded guilty to Los Angeles County prosecutors on conspiracy charges related to the murder.
It is also unclear whether Drakeo the Ruler survived the attack. Sadly, the incident is hardly an exception in rap, a genre that is increasingly becoming a war zone. Rappers often end up murder, often ending their careers as soon as they start. At this stage, it seems rare that a week goes by without a rapper crashing – or in other words, from a drug overdose.
We will have more updates as they become available.
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