Drakeo the Ruler death updates – Rapper’s YG beef resurfaces and stabbing death leads mom to consider lawsuit

THE stabbing death of Drakeo the Ruler came in the midst of an ongoing feud with fellow rapper YG, and Drakeo even threatened to kill him just months before his own death.

The two rappers had bad blood that escalated earlier this year after Drakeo threatened to kill YG in a viral social media video if he didn't stop disrespecting him in interviews.

To date, there's nothing to suggest YG was involved in the incident that led to Drakeo, 28, being fatally stabbed.

The California Highway Patrol, which is leading the investigation, told The Sun Sunday night "there's nothing credible" to suggest any of the other performers at the Once Upon a Time in LA festival were involved.

Drakeo the Ruler was pronounced dead on Saturday, December 18 at 9PM after the police department confirmed that he was stabbed multiple times.

Fans and friends of Drakeo the Ruler are sharing their condolences after the rapper was found dead following a fatal attack by "a group of people."

"Nah man this sh*t isn’t right for real wtf are we doing," wrote Drake on his Instagram story. "Always picked my spirit up with your energy RIP Drakeo Crossed fingers."

Read our Drakeo The Ruler live blog for the very latest news and updates…

  • Jennifer Korn

    Why was Drakeo the Ruler arrested, part two

    “Why are you all pulling me? What did I do? You all pulling me over,” he continues to say.

    Heard on video: “You all were pulling my Uber driver, bro. What is going on.”

    As the footage continues, the 28-year-old rapper can be seen getting arrested by what appears to be an officer.

    He then went on to say that the incident was a “set up” and that it was a part of the police force watching his every move.

    He wrote: “If you don’t think the LA Sheriff’s and the LAPD have been watching Drakeo’s every move and IG story since he came home — and listening to every song — I have a tunnel on 2nd Street to sell you.”

  • Jennifer Korn

    Why was Drakeo the Ruler arrested?

    Drakeo the Ruler was arrested for possession of a firearm while being an ex-con.

    The arrest, which was live-streamed on Instagram by Drakeo, occurred on August 22, 2021, when the rapper was with his toddler son.

    In the video, cops can be heard requesting Drakeo to step out of the vehicle saying: “We are going to ask you one more time to step out, and if you say no, then we got to do what we got to do.”

    The police official said that he would be taken to jail if he did not comply with the law.

    The rapper, confused by the situation, can be heard saying: “This is crazy bro.”

  • Jennifer Korn

    What was Drakeo the Ruler's net worth?

    The 28-year-old rapper had an estimated net worth of around $1million by the time of his death.

    Most of his income is believed to have come from his music and live performances.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Who is Drakeo the Ruler?

    Darrell Caldwell, known as Drakeo the Ruler, was a rapper and songwriter from Los Angeles.

    The 28-year-old was raised by a single mother and his brother is rapper Ralfy the Plug.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Who stabbed Drakeo the Ruler?

    At this time, authorities have not publicly announced if a suspect is in custody, or if police know who allegedly stabbed Drakeo the Ruler.

    The incident happened at around 8.30pm on December 18.

  • Jennifer Korn

    What is Drakeo the Ruler's real name?

    The rapper's real name is Darrell Caldwell.

    He was raised in Los Angeles and attended Washington High School in Westmont.

  • Jennifer Korn

    What did the LAPD say?

    In a statement shortly after the fatal incident, the Los Angeles Police Department said on Twitter: “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 with the investigation.”

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    Snoop Dogg sends love

    "I'm saddened by the events that took place last night at the Once Upon a Time in LA festival," Snoop Dogg wrote on Instagram.

    "My condolences go out to the family and loved ones of Drakeo the Ruler. I'm not with anything negative and as one of the many performers, I was there to spread positive vibes only to my city of LA."

    "Last night I was in my dressing room when I was informed about the incident and chose to immediately leave the festival grounds. My prayers go out to everyone affected by the tragedy."

    "Please take care, love one another and stay safe y'all. I'm praying for peace in hip hop."

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  • Jennifer Korn

    Video apparently shows scuffle moments before Drakeo's death

    An unverified video is claiming to show the moments prior to Drakeo's death at the Once Upon a Time in LA festival.

    The video shows a group of people having a fracas before security guards rush them off.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Did Drakeo the Ruler have any children?

    Drakeo the Ruler, real name Darrell Caldwell, is believed to have a young son although the 28-year-old has largely kept his personal life private.

    Reports suggest the son is called Caiden Caldwell and was born on January 5, 2018.

    To mark his son’s last birthday, Drakeo took to his Twitter page to write: “Caiden’s the Big 3. Happy birthday”.

    Drakeo the Ruler also referenced Caiden in his song Too Famous.

    The identity of his baby mama hasn’t been revealed.

  • Jennifer Korn

    What happened to Drakeo the Ruler? (part 2)

    However, the event was swiftly canceled as authorities confirmed that an “incident had occurred.”

    In a statement on Twitter, the Los Angeles Police Department said: “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 with the investigation.”

    No arrests have been made, according to The Los Angeles Times, so far.

    The rapper grew up in Los Angeles, California, and attended Washington High School in Westmont.

    He was best known for his studio album, The Truth Hurts, released this year.

  • Jennifer Korn

    What happened to Drakeo the Ruler?

    Drakeo the Ruler was reportedly knifed backstage at the Once Upon a Time festival where Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and 50 Cent were also on the line-up.

    The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the rap star suffered severe stab wounds to the neck after he was set upon by a “group of people”.

    He was pronounced dead on December 18, 2021 at around 9pm EST.

    Paramedics arrived to the scene around 8:40 p.m. A representative for the rapper confirmed with Rolling Stone that it was, in fact, Drakeo the Ruler who had been stabbed.

    He was taken to the hospital in critical condition and passed away as a result of his injury.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Final Instagram posts

    In one of his final Instagram posts, Drakeo shared a series of photos of himself performing on the stage at Rolling Loud.

    He captioned the snaps: “Long live the Greatest.”

    He also warned about "double-crossers" – just hours before he was stabbed.

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    A post shared by DRAKEO THE RULER (@drakeotheruler)

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    ‘The most original West Coast stylist in decades’

    The Los Angeles Times called Drakeo the Ruler “the most original West Coast stylist in decades.”

    The rapper was known for his poetic word-choices, and some called him one of the most inventive west coast rap artists.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Who was Drakeo the Ruler supposed to perform with?

    The rapper was scheduled to perform at the Los Angeles Once Upon a Time festival, alongside Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and 50 Cent .

  • Jennifer Korn

    Where was Drakeo the Ruler from?

    Drakeo the Ruler was from Los Angeles, California.

    The Los Angeles Times called Drakeo the Ruler “the most original West Coast stylist in decades.”

  • Jennifer Korn

    All about Drakeo

    Raised in South Los Angeles by his single mom, Drakeo the Ruler found fame after DJ Mustard remixed his song Mr Get Dough in 2015.

    In October 2015 he released his first official mix tape I Am Mr Mosely on Mustard’s 10 Summers label.

    I Am Mr Mosely 2 was issued in July the following year and So Cold I Do Em, which featured Impatient Freestyle was released in December.

    Drakeo recorded a 16-track mix tape Cold Devil in just ten days which was released in December 2017 and gained widespread critical acclaim.

    His ninth mixtape, The Truth Hurts, was released on February 24, 2021.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Drakeo made an album recorded in jail

    Drakeo's Thank You for Using GTL was recorded over the phone from the Los Angeles County men's central jail using a phone service.

    GTL, formerly called Global Tel Link, is a company that controls about half of the nation's telephone services in correctional facilities.

    The company receives plenty of flack for charging families exorbitant rates to call loved ones, but has dodged regulation because they give sheriffs a portion of the proceeds.

  • Jennifer Korn

    How many rappers died in 2021?

    10 rappers have died this year, with Drakeo the Ruler being the most recent.

    The 10 rappers are: Baby Ceo, Prince Markie Dee, DMX, Black Rob, Biz Markie,  Gonzoe, Yung Kece, Young Dolph,  Slim 400, and Drakeo the Ruler.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Who was Slim 400?

    Slim 400 was a rapper who was best known for his hits Bruisin, Nothing But Bloods, and Piru.

    He was an associate of YG, which is also known as Young Gangsta.

    Slim, whose real name was Vincent Cohran, was born in Germany, where he initially lived with his father who was stationed there with the US armed forces.

    He debuted his first album Foe Black in 2015, and released several albums since, including The Homies, Tap In, and State Line.

    He was discovered and signed by Pu$haz Ink music label, which is best known for making YG and DJ Mustard popular.

    He was shot and killed in Los Angeles, his hometown, on December 8, 2021.

  • Jennifer Korn

    Who was Young Dolph?

    Young Dolph was an American rapper from Chicago.

    His debut 2016 album, King of Memphis, peaked at number 49 on Billboard 200.

    He has two brothers and sisters.

    Young Dolph was gunned down while buying cookies in his hometown on November 17, 2021.

  • Jennifer Korn

    What has Live Nation said?

    In a statement, Live Nation expressed condolences while canceling the rest of the event.

    "There was an altercation in the roadway backstage. Out of respect for those involved and in coordination with local authorities, artists and organizers decided not to move forward with remaining sets so the festival was ended an hour early," the statement said.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    Drakeo beat murder charges, continued

    Rumors circulated online that Drakeo was involved in the incident after his Mercedes car was apparently spotted leaving the scene of the crime.

    Cops started investigating him as a suspect and the artist was arrested in January after they raided his flat and found guns, according to The Guardian.

    In July 2019, Drakeo was acquitted of all charges of murder and attempted murder after the jury in the trial was deadlocked on two counts – criminal gang conspiracy and shooting from a vehicle.

    LA County prosecutors tried to retry Drakeo on conspiracy charges, but the case was ultimately resolved with a plea in November 2020.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    Drakeo the Ruler beat murder charges

    Drakeo the Ruler was previously acquitted of felony murder charges over a shooting that happened at a warehouse party years ago.

    Prosecutors alleged that Darrell Caldwell, 28, was plotting to kill rapper RJ – also known as Rodney Brown – back in December 2016.

    They claimed that Drakeo met with Jaiden Boyd and Mikell Buchanan to provide them with firearms, but Brown was never at the warehouse event in Carson, California, The Fader reports.

    Davion Gregory was killed while two others were injured after gunfire erupted.

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    ‘Stay safe & stay dangerous’

    Jones continued, “There was a time when we protected in th community we were treated as super hero’s not no more. Stay safe & stay dangerous I pray I never have to make a decision.”

    “Say ur prayers n move sturdy. Rappers have th most dangerous job in th world I stand on my statement.”

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