Drakeo The Ruler’s Brother Sues Live Nation Following Deadly Stabbing

“Drakeo and his group fought for their lives against insurmountable odds,” the lawsuit states.

Drakeo The Ruler’s brother and members of the rappers Stinc Team rap collective have filed a new lawsuit against Live Nation.

The new complaint filed on Thursday (Feb. 24) in Los Angeles claims negligence from the promoters led to the “vicious” backstage “mob attack” that resulted in the deadly killing of Drakeo and also put others at risk, according to Rolling Stone.

BET previously reported that the “Flu Flamming” artist (born Darrell Caldwell) was fatally stabbed in the neck by an unidentified suspect moments before he was scheduled to take the stage at the Once Upon a Time in LA music festival on Dec. 18.

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The filing alleges that C3 Presents, Bobby Dee Presents, Snoop Dogg’s LLC, and others should also be held liable for several other failed security measures.

“Drakeo and his group fought for their lives against insurmountable odds, shocked and horrified at the fact that no security ever materialized to intervene,” the lawsuit states, presented by lawyer Kellen Davis.

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According to the suit, Drakeo’s brother Devante Caldwell was side by side with the rapper inside a VIP parking lot when an assailant attacked Stinc Team members Kevin Gomez and Jorky Peralta. The 5-minute incident involving 20 people quickly turned into a “horde” of 50 to 100 people that lasted “up to 10 minutes.”

“While (the plaintiffs) defended themselves bravely, the attack continued relentlessly until one of the assailants struck Drakeo in the neck with what turned out to be a fatal knife wound. Plaintiff Devante Caldwell was shoulder to shoulder with his brother and best friend Drakeo, and witnessed the blow from inches away when it was delivered,” the lawsuit adds.

Other Stinc Team members Jerome Watkins and Terrence Hackett were also “mercilessly” beaten by the mob that was caught on video.

Earlier this month, Tianna Purtue, the mother of Drakeo’s five-year-old son, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Live Nation on behalf of their child.

On Tuesday (Feb. 15), an open-casket funeral was held for Drakeo the Ruler at the Greater Emmanuel Temple Church in Lynwood, California, Rolling Stone reports.

The West Coast MC was known for his 2017 mixtape Cold Devil and his 2021 single “Talk To Me.”

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