Drakeo The Ruler‘s mother Darrylene Corniel wants someone to be held responsible for what happened behind the scenes at the Once Upon A Time in L.A. festival on Saturday night (December 18).
Darrylene Corniel, according to Rolling Stone, plans to sue the event organizers for her son’s murder, blaming the fatal incident on security’s ineptness.
While the festival’s organizer, Live Nation, has deferred all queries to local authorities and law enforcement has only given scant facts, Drakeo’s mother, Darrylene Corniel, gave Rolling Stone the most in-depth information in an interview published late Monday.
Corniel explains, “He got hit in the neck.” “When I went to the hospital, I saw him.” Because they said it was a homicide, I wasn’t allowed to touch or kiss him or do anything else. I had to peer through a window to see him. I need to get this out there. I need everyone to be aware of my situation. And I definitely want my son to be treated fairly. And I am confident that justice will be done. I will not rest until justice is served.”
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Drakeo The Ruler was one of the dozens of other artists slated to perform that night. The 28-year-old was brought to the hospital in severe condition after being stabbed, with police blocking off the backstage area with yellow crime tape.
Online rumors began to swirl that The Game or YG’s entourage was to fault. However, after speaking with witnesses at the scene, Corniel claims that fellow performer YG (who had a long-running feud with Drakeo) and his entourage were responsible for the brawl.
Drakeo and his brother Ralfy the Plug were backstage with a small group of people when “like 40 to 60 people” arrived around the same time as YG and “swamped” her son and his crew, according to her.
“Everything just happened so quickly,” she explained.“They started trying to jump them.”Ralphy attempted to assist, but she claims he quickly realized his brother had been stabbed.
Corniel is perplexed as to why so many people were permitted access to the restricted area.
“They let all these people in, and you’re not supposed to have all these people backstage,” she explained.”And your security is supposed to be in place. The whole program should have been orchestrated a lot better than it was. And 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.”
The awful turn of events has obviously crushed Corniel. Her son had only been out of prison for 13 months and was on his way to being a productive member of society.
“He took care of those around him because I taught him that, to watch out for everybody,” she says. “People who really know my son knew he was a real individual. He had a genuine heart.”
Written by: dilemaradio