Drakeo The Ruler ‘s mother announced she plans to sue over her son’s death, and she was not allowed to hug or kiss her son in the hospital. Drakeo The Ruler, one of the leading names in Los Angeles rap scene, was stabbed to death in the back of his neck as a result of an unannounced fight backstage at the Once Upon A Time In Los Angeles music festival this weekend.
As the rap world continues to mourn the West Coast rapper, Drakeo‘s family demands answers. Drakeo‘s mother, Darrylene Corniel said in an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone‘s Nancy Dillon that she was preparing to file a lawsuit over her son’s death. She also suggested that the fight started after 40 to 60 people attacked Drakeo when YG returned backstage.
“He was hit in his neck. I saw him when I went to the hospital. They said it’s a homicide, so I wasn’t able to hug him or kiss him or anything like that. I had to look at him through a window,” said Corniel. “I need this to be out there. I need people to know. And I do want justice for my son. And I do believe that justice will be served. I will not rest until justice is served.”
Drakeo was backstage with a few small bands during the fight, including his younger rapper brother Ralfy The Plug. According to the witnesses’ speech, Drakeo’s mother says that as YG entered the same scene, people came towards him and killed him by knocking him down.
Darrylene Corniel recounts the long event in detail
“They said there were, like, 40 to 60 people,” said Corniel. “Everything just happened so quickly. They started trying to jump them. [Drakeo’s brother] was trying to fight, but when he turned around, he could see his brother with blood gushing out of him. He was like, ‘Did they stab you?’ It was like, there were so many of them.”
“We plan to sue,” she said. “This happened backstage at an event. Someone has to be held accountable. […] It is such a shame how much jealousy and envy can make people stoop to such low tactics to try to destroy another individual because of fame and progress. When you start getting up there, people start getting intimidated. So, I believe, once his platform started going higher, people started getting upset. […] 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. The whole program should have been orchestrated a lot better than what it was. And there should have been more protection. Even if you have metal detectors, even if you pat them down, you let those people come in there. You had more people come in than you were supposed to. And you allowed them to jump my son. You didn’t protect my son.”
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