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Drake, Snoop Dogg Pays Tribute To Drakeo The Ruler As He Reportedly Dies After Backstage Stabbing

Drakeo the Ruler has reportedly died after being stabbed backstage at the Once Upon a Time in L.A. Fest.

The 28-year-old rapper reportedly died after being stabbed backstage at the Once Upon a Time in L.A. Fest, which was headlined by Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and 50 Cent on Saturday, The Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone reported. Snoop Dogg, 50, was among those to pay tribute to Drakeo on social media in wake of the news.

Snoop Dogg tweeted, “I’m saddened by the events that took place last night.” He added, “My condolences go out to the family and loved ones of Drakeo the Ruler.” Snoop went on to confirm that he left the festival, as previously reported, after receiving word of the incident while in his dressing room. “My prayers go out to everyone affected by the tragedy,” he shared. “Please take care, love one another, and stay safe y’all.” Snoop Dogg concluded his tweet while writing, “IM PRAYING FOR PEACE IN HIP HOP.”

Meanwhile, Drake, who collaborated with Drakeo on the song Talk to Me released in Feb. 2021, remembered his fellow rapper with an emotional tribute on his Instagram Story. “Nah man this s*** isn’t right for real wtf are we doing,” the 35-year-old wrote underneath an image of Drakeo decked out in purple Los Angeles Lakers gear. “Always picked my spirit up with your energy,” he added. “RIP Drakeo.”

On Twitter, Joey Fatts expressed frustration over the incident that left his friend dead. He said he was at the venue for a performance when “Drakeo was killed while working” on Saturday. “No reason why a knife should be able to be snuck into a music festival. Especially since the Travis Scott s***. Rip Drakeo hopes his fam sue,” wrote Fatts, 30.

Saweetie, Trippie Redd, Juicy J, and Roddy Ricch were also among the musicians who mourned Drakeo’s death on Twitter. “Man Drakeo was always hella cool & respectful,” wrote Saweetie, 28, alongside crying face and praying hands emojis. “Prayers up for his family RIP The Ruler.” Trippie Redd, 22, said, “Rip Drakeo u really supported me when u came home I can’t do nun but thank u bro, and wish u a beautiful journey to the other side.” “R.I.P. Drakeo the ruler prayers up for the family,” said Juicy J, 46, next to a trio of praying hands emojis.

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