Drakeo the Ruler accepts plea deal, will be released from jail

The rapper has been acquitted of all murder charges.

Drakeo the Ruler will be released from prison after accepting a plea deal offered by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office for time served behind bars.

According to the FADER, the Los Angeles rapper—real name Darrell Caldwell—was acquitted of all murder and attempted murder charges from July 2019. Drakeo was originally found not guilty of involvement in the 2016 killing of a 24-year-old man, but was held back in prison for gang-related charges connected to the incident.

Journalist Jeff Weiss broke the news on Twitter, adding the “nightmare is over” for both Drakeo and his team. “Incredible news: The DA suddenly offered Drakeo a plea deal for time served. He took it. The Ruler will be coming home tonight. @IamMRMOSELY is free,” he wrote.


Drakeo’s attorney John Hamasaki confirmed that after his release, the rapper will serve five years of formal probation. In a statement to Complex, Drakeo said: “We know the truth. The truth is undisputed. #DrakeoFree.”


In June, Drakeo released the mixtape Thank You for Using GTL, a project he recorded while in jail. Prior to that, the rapper shared Free Drakeo, a compilation which included his loosies from 2016 to 2018.

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