Snoop, who helped organize the festival and was set to headline the Once Upon a Time festival, released a statement about Drakeo’s passing on Instagram. “I’m saddened by the events that took place last night at the Once Upon a Time in LA festival.” He continued, “My condolences go out to the family and loved ones of Drakeo the Ruler. I’m not with anything negative and as one of many performers, I was there to spread positive vibes only to my city of L.A.”
Snoop went on to explain how he found out about Drakeo’s fatal stabbing, writing, “Last night I was in my dressing room when I was informed about the incident and chose to immediately leave the festival grounds. My prayers go out to everyone affected by the tragedy. Please take care, love one another and stay safe ya’ll. I’M PRAYING FOR PEACE IN HIP HOP.”
Scroll down to see some of the tributes to Drakeo. RIP.