Wrongful death lawsuit to be filed on behalf of Drakeo the Ruler's 5-year-old son

The mother of Drakeo the Ruler's 5-year-old son announced Thursday that she is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against organizers of the Once Upon a Time in LA Music Festival on behalf of his child. Drakeo, whose real name was Darrell Caldwell, was fatally stabbed backstage at the Exposition Park festival in December. 

At a press conference Thursday, attorneys representing Tianna Purtue used video from the night of the stabbing to stake their claim that organizers failed to provide Caldwell with adequate security.

"Mr. Caldwell was essentially lynched by over 40 to 60 people, [and] Mr. Caldwell had no security," attorneys said.

Attorneys said that a suit will be filed next week against Live Nation, Bobby Dee Presents, and C3 Presents and that they would be seeking "at least" $20 million.

Caldwell was scheduled to perform during the music festival at Banc of California Stadium on Dec. 18. According to police, Caldwell was stabbed backstage around 8:30 p.m. after a fight broke out behind the main stage. Caldwell was taken to the hospital in critical condition but later died from his injuries.

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The festival was scheduled to go until 11 p.m., but police shut the event down after the fight.

Caldwell was a Los Angeles native who has released 10 mixtapes since 2015 and put out his first studio album earlier this year titled "I Am Mr. Mosely." He was 28 years old. 

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