Drakeo The Ruler – $60 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed On Behalf of Rapper’s 5-Year-Old Son

Drakeo The Ruler – $60 Million Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed On Behalf of Rapper’s 5-Year-Old Son

Looks like Live Nation won’t catch a break! Following the aftermath of the Once Upon A Time music festival brawl that lead to the stabbing death of L.A. rapper Drakeo The Ruler, the mother of his 5-year old son has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Live Nation on his behalf.

Drakeo The Ruler

Earlier we reported that 28-year old Westcoast artist Drakeo The Ruler’s family would be taking legal action against Live Nation after the venue failed to provide adequate security at the concert that left the Long Live The Greatest artist deceased.

In a news conference announcing the plan to pursue legal action against Live Nation, Tianna Purtue mother of Drakeo The Rapper’s son Caiden Caldwell, addressed the matter stating:

“How did these people get through? How did these people get access, backstage, to an artist? Where was anyone? Where was anyone there to help him?”

Tianna Purtue recently followed through on the plan to sue Live Nation, by hitting them with a lawsuit reportedly seeking a total of $60 million dollars in damages on behalf of her son Caidan Caldwell, citing at least $25 million for noneconomic damages for life without his father, at least $25 million in economic damages for loss of earnings and financial support, and at least $10 million for Drakeo The Ruler’s suffering prior to his death.

Caiden Caldwell, Drakeo (Darrell Wayne Caldwell) The Ruler

In the lawsuit, claims against Live Nation include that the venue was “completely knowledgeable of the potential dangers posed to both their guests and the performers they hired based on numerous past incidents of violence and death at their hip hop events”, and specifically cites the tragic events of Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival, which was also promoted by Live Nation, as an example.

Travis Scott

Additionally to Live Nation, it is reported that the lawsuit also cites other co-promoters of the festival, Bobby Dee Presents, C3 Presents, and Jeff Shuman and the Los Angeles Football Club, which owns the stadium used as the event venue as defendants.

While it has not been confirmed, reports suggest that Drakeo’s death may have been a gang-related issue which is addressed in the lawsuit. According to an article published by Vulture,

“The lawsuit states that it was “widely known to the public” that some members of the Bloods gang rejected Drakeo’s acquittal for the murder of one of its members and sought to exact “street justice.” It argues that Drakeo’s feud with rapper and fellow festival performer YG also should have alerted promoters to a safety risk (though it’s noted that “there is no evidence to indicate that YG had anything to do with the events” that led to Drakeo’s killing).”


No arrests have been made in Drakeo’s murder case and the investigation is still ongoing.

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Authored by: Kay Johnson