Rapper Snoop Dogg has called for “peace in hip-hop” after Los Angeles-based rapper Drakeo the Ruler was stabbed to death.
In one declaration Posted to his Instagram account on Sunday, Snoop Dogg offered his condolences to Drakeo’s family, friends and loved ones.
Snoop Dogg, along with rapper 50 Cent, was among the artists scheduled to perform at the Once Upon a Time in LA festival, which took place on Saturday at Exposition Park near the Banc of California Stadium, according to ABC News.
âI am not for anything negative and as one of the many artists I was there to spread positive vibes only in my hometown of LA,â Snoop Dogg said in his post, adding that he was in. his dressing room when he heard the news and immediately left the festival grounds.
âMy prayers go out to anyone affected by the tragedy. Please take care of each other, love each other and stay safe. I PRAY FOR PEACE IN HIP HOP,â he said. he adds.
Snoop Dogg pays homage to Drakeo The Ruler. pic.twitter.com/aJJsfcq6wt
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Drakeo the Ruler, whose legal name is Darrell Caldwell, was stabbed to death backstage when an altercation reportedly broke out between several people.
No arrests had been made on Sunday, when LA Police Department spokesman Luis Garcia said “detectives are still trying to figure things out,” according to the Los Angeles Times.
Drakeo the Ruler’s death comes amid a string of murders of prominent rappers in recent years, ABC News reported.
Rappers Nipsey Hussle, Pop Smoke, XXXTentacion, King Von, FBG Duck, Mo3 and Slim 400 have all been victims of gun violence. Memphis rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed outside a bakery last month, ABC News noted.
In a reportRapper Jim Jones, a member of the Harlem collective known as The Diplomats, expressed his condolences for Drakeo’s death on Instagram on Sunday, saying, “Rappers have the most dangerous jobs in the world.”
âPreserving life is all they don’t value our lives anymore, we’re being targeted now,â Jones added.