Rapper’s stabbing cancels LA music festival

Rapper’s stabbing cancels LA music festival

Rapper Drakeo the Ruler was reportedly stabbed to death backstage at the Once Upon a Time in LA music festival. The festival, featuring artists like Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent, was canceled in response.

Drakeo, whose real name is Darrell Caldwell, was allegedly stabbed in a backstage brawl at Los Angeles’ Exposition Park on Saturday night. Video footage posted to Instagram showed a group of men fighting, while another shot showed Caldwell lying on the ground in a pool of blood.

Caldwell was rushed to hospital, where he died of his injuries, TMZ reported.

Snoop Dogg, who was due to headline the festival alongside such hip-hop heavyweights as Ice Cube, 50 Cent and The Game, left immediately after the brawl broke out, and the entire festival was canceled soon afterwards.

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