A candlelight vigil was held for Draeko The Ruler on Wednesday night.
Rest in peace, Drakeo. Watch the candlelight vigil footage below.
The late 28-year-old Drakeo The Ruler, real name Darrell Caldwell, was with a small group backstage at the time of the fight, including his younger brother, rapper Ralfy The Plug. According to witnesses she spoke with, Drakeo’s mom says people “swamped” her son at the same time YG walked into the same area.
“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.”
She believes that pride played a role in her son’s murder, and she signaled that she believes venue security failed their job that night.
“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.”
However, after this reported in the media, Wack 100 cleared the air about the scenario as he blasted HipHopDX, Rolling Stone, and cops for implicating his artist, The Game, into the situation. Check out the video below.