Tianna Purtue, the mother of King Drakeo ‘s five-year-old son, filed an unjustified death lawsuit against Live Nation on behalf of the minor, Pitchfork reported. The lawsuit comes less than a week after the late rapper‘s family announced plans for a similar lawsuit against the promoter.
The lawsuit alleges that Live Nation was “Fully knowledgeable about the potential dangers to both its guests and the artists they hired based on numerous past incidents of violence and deaths at hip hop events. ”
Drakeo Once Upon a Time Killed at Los Angeles Concert
Drakeo was stabbed backstage during a Once Upon a Time festival concert at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. He was taken to a local hospital and later pronounced dead. His mother, Darrylene Corniel, spoke to Rolling Stone about her son‘s death and said Drakeo and his brother, Plug Ralfy, were “swamped” by “40 to 60 people” around the time YG arrived. “It all happened so fast,” he said. “They started jumping on them. ” No one could save him.
The lawsuit alleges that “there is no evidence that the YG had anything to do with the incidents,” but says organizers “should have known” drakeo‘s “very public feud” with gang members. Although the lawsuit alleges drakeo was “not a member of any gang and was not a member at all,” he was “repeatedly challenged by various gangs for refusing to ‘choose‘ his side. ” The late rapper was also receiving pushback from Bloods members who were “looking for ‘street justice‘ after being cleared of murdering someone associated with the band.
Drakeo’s killers wore masks to hide
The lawsuit alleges drakeo‘s death was gang-related after he was allegedly attacked by a group “dressed entirely in red and wearing ski masks” at the height of the altercation.