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Rapper Pop Smoke shot at his home, dies at 20


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

20th Feb, 2020. 12:39 pm
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Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke was fatally shot Wednesday morning at his home in the Hollywood Hills.

Pop Smoke, 20, born Bashar Barakah Jackson, stayed at a residence in California around 4:30 a.m. when two masked men broke into his house, sources said.

The men allegedly fired multiple shots.

He then taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he pronounced to death.

“We are devastated by the unexpected and tragic loss of Pop Smoke,” said a rep for Republic Records.

“Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family, friends and fans, as we mourn this loss together.”

Pop Smoke apparently revealed the address to the house in a recent social media post, although it appears to have been taken down.

The rapper, best known for singles “Welcome to the Party” and “Dior,” released his first mixtape “Welcome to the Woo” last July.

He has collaborated with artists including Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott.

His second mixtape, “Meet the Woo 2,” released this month.

It debuted at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart.

Pop Smoke scheduled to begin a month-long North American tour on March 2, and then perform in England in April.

In January, Pop Smoke arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport — hours before he scheduled to perform at a concert — on a charge of transporting a stolen vehicle over state lines.

The vehicle, a black 2019 Rolls-Royce worth an estimated $375,000 that he had borrowed for a music video in California, according to an indictment.

The car found parked outside Pop Smoke’s mother’s home in Brooklyn, with a different license plate.

The rapper, who had just arrived in New York from Paris Fashion Week, pleaded not guilty.

He then released on $250,000 bail the same day.

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