Pop Smoke, an up-and-coming rapper, was shot and killed Wednesday morning in what appeared to be a home invasion robbery according to TMZ.
Pop Smoke was at his home in the Hollywood Hills when 2 gunmen wearing hoodies and masks broke into his home killing him in the process.
According to law enforcement sources, 2 men fired multiple shots, striking and critically wounding Pop Smoke during the home invasion incident. The men were later seen fleeing on foot from the scene.
Pop Smoke was rushed by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was pronounced dead moments later. The suspects have not been caught and there is confirmation on whether they have been identified.
It’s unclear if Pop Smoke knew the shooters. One man was placed in handcuffs but cops determined he was not involved and was released.
Pop Smoke was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he was pronounced dead
Pop Smoke released an album back in July and one of the songs, “Welcome to the Party,” blew up … it was considered by many the song of the summer. Nicki Minaj did a remix of the song a few months later. He also did a song, “Gatti,” with Travis Scott.
Bashar Barakah Jackson, 20, known professionally as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper and songwriter. He was signed to Victor Victor Worldwide and Republic Records. In April 2019, he released the song “Welcome to the Party”, the lead single of his debut mixtape Meet the Woo, which was released in July 2019.
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