Drakeo The Ruler’s mother, Darrylene Corniel, is speaking out three days after the rapper was fatally stabbed at the Once Upon A Time music festival in Los Angeles. 

The 28-year-old rapper, real name Darrell Caldwell, suffered a fatal stab wound to the neck when a fight broke out backstage. 

Ms. Darrylene said an eyewitness told her that a large group of people arrived backstage at the same time as rapper YG.

They said there were, like, 40 to 60 people. Everything just happened so quickly, they started trying to jump them.

She said that Drakeo’s brother, Devonte, was also backstage when the fight broke out and tried his best to help his sibling. 

He 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.

Darrylene Corniel shared the heartbreaking moment she was reunited with Drakeo at the hospital. 

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.

Rightfully so, Ms. Corniel has every intention of filing a lawsuit in the wake of her son’s death. 

We plan to sue.

This happened backstage at an event. Someone has to be held accountable. 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.

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.

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.

A source told Rolling Stone that visitors backstage at the festival were supposed to pass through a metal detector and screening area patrolled by dogs who are trained to detect gun powder and other explosives. 

So, how was someone able to get a weapon backstage if proper security was in place?

Live Nation, who is already facing lawsuits connected to the Astroworld Festival, released the following statement: 

We are extremely saddened by the passing of Drakeo the Ruler.

Our thoughts go out to his loved ones and fans and we’re doing everything we can to assist authorities in their investigation.

They have deferred all questions to law enforcement.

Any witnesses with information about the incident are asked to call (323) 259-3200.

Drakeo The Ruler leaves behind his mother, his brother, and his five-year-old son.

My sincerest condolences to all who knew and loved him. 

Rest In Peace.

Source: Rolling Stone