WEST Coast rapper Drakeo the Ruler was arrested after his Uber ride was pulled over by local police authorities.
On Sunday, August 22, 2021, when the rap artist's Uber was halted by police, Drakeo was taken into custody on a charge for 'ex-con with a gun.'
Why was Drakeo the Ruler arrested?
Drakeo the Ruler was arrested for possession of a firearm while being an ex-con.
The arrest, which was live-streamed on Instagram by Drakeo, occurred on August 22, 2021, when the rapper was with his his toddler son.
In the video, cops can be heard requesting Drakeo to step out of the vehicle saying: "We are going to ask you one more time to step out, and if you say no, then we got to do what we got to do.”
The police official said that he would be taken to jail if he did not comply with the law.
The rapper, confused by the situation, can be heard saying: "This is crazy bro."
"Why are you all pulling me? What did I do? You all pulling me over," he continues to say.
Heard on video: "You all were pulling my Uber driver, bro. What is going on.”
As the footage continues, the 28-year-old rapper can be seen getting arrested by what appears to be an officer.
He then went on to say that the incident was a "set up" and that it was a part of the police force watching his every move.
He wrote: "If you don't think the LA Sheriff's and the LAPD have been watching Drakeo's every move and IG story since he came home — and listening to every song — I have a tunnel on 2nd Street to sell you."
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Who was Drakeo the Ruler?
Drakeo the Ruler’s real name is Darrell Caldwell.
He was raised in Los Angeles, California by his single mom.
He attended Washington High School in Westmont.
On Saturday, December 18, 2021, it was announced to the media that Drakeo the Ruler passed away after suffering stab wounds following his performance at Snoop Dogg's Once Upon A Time in LA music festival.
The rapper was allegedly stabbed backstage and was pronounced dead later that same night.
What was Drakeo the Ruler best known for?
Following a handful of mixtapes Drakeo the Ruler, 28, found fame after DJ Mustard remixed his song Mr Get Dough in 2015.
In October 2015 he released his first official mix tape, I Am Mr Mosely, on Mustard’s 10 Summers label.
I Am Mr Mosely 2 was issued in July of 2016 and So Cold I Do Em, which featured Impatient Freestyle, was released in December.
Drakeo recorded a 16-track mix tape Cold Devil in just ten days which was released in December 2017 and gained widespread critical acclaim.
His ninth mixtape, The Truth Hurts, was released on February 24, 2021.
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