On December 19, Drakeo The Ruler was taken from his family when he was stabbed backstage while performing at the Once Upon A Time festival in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg, who was headlining the event, posted his own tribute while saying that he was “praying for peace in hip hop.”
“My condolences go out to the family and loved ones of Drakeo the Ruler,” he wrote. “I’m not with anything negative and as one of the many performers, I was there to spread positive vibes only to my city of LA.”
The mother of the late L.A. rapper, Darrylene Corniel, said that she plans on filing a lawsuit to hold event organizers accountable, arguing that their security was nowhere to be found after they let a large group of people backstage.
Corniel Conducts Her Own Investigation Into Son’s Death
Corniel alleges that Drakeo the Ruler and his brother, Ralfy The Plug, went backstage with a small group of people. They were reportedly confronted by a group of “like 40 to 60 people.”
She says this group “swamped” her son, adding, “Everything just happened so quickly. They started trying to jump them.”
“He was hit in his neck,” she reported. “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.”
“I need this to be out there,” she continued. “I need people to know. And I do want justice for my son.”
“And I do believe that justice will be served,” she added. “I will not rest until justice is served.”
Ralfy The Plug Remembers His Brother In Instagram Tribute
Ralfy The Plug has not publicly disclosed the events that transpired that night, as the police investigation is still ongoing. However, he did take a moment before the holidays to pay tribute to his brother in a lengthy message on Instagram.
“name gone forever live on,” he wrote. “literally was a king that got it out the mud and I watched it all from the start from recording.”
“all yo lil freestyle and post ‘em on YouTube watching smoking on the porch waking everybody up to spit this hard a– s— you be coming up with in 10 minutes effortlessly,” he continued.
“to going to camp back to back every time I get out you go back every time you get out I went back to beating indictments starting yo own label and even getting a song with drake biggest artist in game and you did it by yo self,” he added.
“you was a self made boss and a leader,” he added. “you was my idol and big brother and I learned a lot from you and I’m definitely gone make sure they still know the truth #longlivedrakeo #longliveketchy @drakeotheruler.”
Ralfy The Plug Announces Vigil For Drakeo The Ruler
In an earlier post, Ralfy The Plug announced a Candle Light vigil for the California Hero on Wednesday, December 22.
“All drakeo wanted to do is see people win,” he wrote. “he put countless of people on with out asking cause thats who he was.”
“drakeo never did no snake buster snitch or anything close to it no matter wat it is was or wat ever he did he did it with a smile on his face,” he continued.
He added, “drakeo was the truth he knew everything he was just to real for the world he was more real then people can even comprehend he was just a natural at being a real nigga and brother to me and everybody around him he was the definition of a leader and he stood on everything he said or ever did.”
“pull up and show love cause that’s all drakeo ever cared about was doing this s— for la and making la look good just keep it respectful,” he concluded. “#longlivedrakeotheruler #longliveketchythegreat gone but never forgotten name gone forever live on.”