Hip-hop artist Drakeo The Ruler was killed on Dec. 18, 2021, backstage at a festival in his hometown Los Angeles. The “Roll Bounce” rapper was set to perform when a group of more than 40 people ambushed him. One of them stabbed him to death.
Drakeo The Ruler was scheduled to perform alongside such artists as Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, The Game, Cypress Hill, Ice Cube, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
Police are still investigating his murder, but that hasn’t stopped his former landlord from trying to collect past-due rent from his estate. According to varying reports, the 28-year-old’s net worth at the time of his death could have been anywhere from $330,000 to $1 million.
The landlord, Oliver Omidvar, is reportedly suing for more than $100,000 in back rent and damages. Drakeo rented a place from Omidvar in Hollywood Hills, California, in June 2021 for $14,500 per month, according to TMZ Hip Hop.
According to Omidvar, rent payments stopped in January, less than a month after Drakeo’s death. Omidvar also claims there was extensive damage to electronics, windows, plumbing, and skylights at the rental property which he says will take several thousand dollars to fix. He’s seeking $104,542.60 from Drakeo’s estate, TMZ reported.
Meanwhile, Drakeo’s family is suing the venue and concert promoter Live Nation over his death. They filed a lawsuit with California’s Superior Court against Live Nation in February. The suit was made on behalf of Drakeo’s 5-year-old son, Caiden Caldwell, through his mother, Tianna Purtue. The lawsuit is seeking over $60 million in damages following the fatal stabbing.
The family claims the people behind the concert failed to take proper safety precautions and that resulted in Drakeo’s death.
In addition to this, his brother, Ralfy the Plug, is currently suing the festival for failing to protect Drakeo from being stabbed to death. Ralfy the Plug was with Drakeo at the time of the stabbing.
The suit is being brought by Ralfy the Plug and members of Drakeo’s crew, Stinc Team. They allege that negligence by promoters is not only to blame for Drakeo’s death but also the “severe physical and emotional harm” they claim they faced during the attack.
The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles and names Live Nation, Snoop Dogg’s LLC, C3 Presents, Bobby Dee Presents, and more.