In an emotional interview with Rolling Stone, Darrylene Corniel, mother of Drakeo the Ruler, said that she will not rest until justice is served for her son. Drakeo, born Darrell Caldwell, was killed at the Once Upon a Time in L.A. Music Festival on Saturday night when he was stabbed in the neck backstage.
“He was hit in his neck. 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,” Darrylene Corniel told the publication in an interview at her Los Angeles residence. “I need this to be out there. I need people to know. And I do want justice for my son. And I do believe that justice will be served. I will not rest until justice is served.”
Ms. Corniel continued by saying that they plan to sue. “This happened backstage at an event. Someone has to be held accountable.”
The concert was put on by Live Nation at the Banc of California stadium in L.A.’s Exposition Park. In an e-mail sent on Monday to Rolling Stone a rep for Live Nation said, ““We are extremely saddened by the passing of Drakeo The Ruler. Our thoughts go out to his loved ones and fans and we’re doing everything we can to assist authorities in their investigation.”
“He planned to do so much,” Corniel said. “He wanted to help the homeless and do something for children who were needy. And he wanted to take care of his family. That is one of the reasons he got into the industry, because he wanted to help his family. He saw what his mother went through, raising him as a single mother, going to school, getting my degree with no help. Darrell wanted to help everybody.”
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