LA music festival starring Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent canceled after knife attack
18:44, 19 December 2021
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Drakeo the Ruler was stabbed by a group of men at the backstage and remains in critical condition, insiders report.
Once Upon A Time In LA music festival has been canceled after a group of unknown men reportedly stabbed backstage Drakeo the Ruler in the neck. Multiple sources report that the rapper was pronounced dead in hospital but the information remains unconfirmed.
Drakeo The Ruler was reportedly stabbed in the neck at âOnce Upon A Time In LAâ festival earlier tonight. pic.twitter.com/mdopASMQY0
People reporter Tomas Mier made a post on Twitter in which he said that the assault had taken place about 8:40 p.m. and Drakeo, whose real name is Darrell Caldwell, had been rushed to hospital, adding that the event was canceled shortly after.
UPDATE: Drakeo the Ruler is still in critical condition, according to a source.
LAFD previously said a man was taken to a local hospital in critical condition following a stabbing at @onceinla around 8:39 pm.
The incident was also confirmed by the LAPD who has opened an investigation into the case. Still, Los Angeles police, assisted by California Highway Patrol, did not unveil any names or the consequences of the attack.
Media update: There has been an incident at the Once Upon A Time in LA festival at the Banc of California. The festival has concluded early. LAPD will be in the area assisting CHP w/ the investigation. Media staging is on the South Lawn at Bill Robertson south of Exposition.
Drakeo the Ruler released his first album in February 2021. Among the possible motives for the attack can be a 2016 incident following which a 24-year old man was left dead. Caldwell was acquitted of a murder charge in 2019, as well as of five attempted murder charges and conspiracy to commit murder.
The festival was supposed to be headlined by Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, The Game, 50 Cent, and YG.