The family of the rapper claim that a lack of security allowed many men to rush Drakeo, who was ultimately stabbed backstage at the event as a result of their alleged carelessness. Attorney James Bryant spoke on the incident, saying, “Mr. Caldwell was lynched by 40 to 60 people. This would never have happened if those promoters had the proper security protocol. The world lost an amazing artist, a beautiful human being, a father.” Attorneys for the family made it clear they would be filing a wrongful death and negligence suit against promoters for the festival, including Live Nation.
As of now, the only response issued by the festival found them saying, “Once Upon a Time in LA joins Drakeo’s family, friends, and fans in grieving his loss. The festival is continuing to support local authorities in their investigation as they pursue the facts.” Stay tuned for more updates.