Drakeo the Ruler’s mother intends to press charges over her son’s death
The mother of Drakeo the Ruler, who died after being stabbed at the Once Upon a Time music festival in Los Angeles over the weekend, has said she intends to sue her son’s death.
Drakeo – real name Darrell Wayne Caldwell – was reportedly stabbed in the neck in an altercation at the festival on December 18, before being hospitalized and pronounced dead the next day. The festival was then closed.
Talk to Rolling stone, rapper’s mother Darrylene Corniel said, “I need this to be there. I need people to know. And I want justice done for my son. And I believe in justice. I will not rest until justice is done.
Corniel added that she denies the failure to secure the venue where the festival was held – the Banc of California stadium at the Los Angeles Exhibition Center – and that she intends to prosecute. “It happened behind the scenes of an event. Someone has to be held accountable, ”she said.
According to Rolling stone, the incident took place in a backstage area where those entering had to go through a metal detector and a screening area. “They let all these people in, and you’re not supposed to have all these people backstage. And your security is supposed to be in place, ”said Corniel.
“The whole program should have been orchestrated much better than it was. And there should have been more protection. Even if you have metal detectors, even if you search them, you let these people in. You had more people than you were supposed to. And you allowed them to jump my son. You didn’t protect my son.
In a statement to Rolling stone, the promoters of the event, Live Nation, said they were “extremely saddened” by Caldwell’s passing and “were doing everything in our power to assist authorities with their investigation.”
Earlier this week, Caldwell’s partner Noel Bianca spoke for the first time since the rapper’s death. “You asked me last Monday. “Does this mean we are soul mates,” she wrote. “They took my baby away from me on my birthday. I’ll never be the same without you, my side. Thanks for the prayers. May God give me strength. “
In a follow-up post, she said: “If I had one birthday wish it would be for my man to hug me once more. He gave me the best hugs. I don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel right now I just wish you were here Darrell.
According to Los Angeles Times, the police are currently still looking for the person responsible for the knife attack. No arrests had been made on Sunday morning (December 19).
“The detectives are still trying to figure things out,” Luis Garcia, spokesperson for the LAPD, told the outlet.
Drakeo the Ruler released their debut album ‘The Truth Hurts’ this year after releasing 10 mixtapes between 2015 and 2021.