Rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed in a home invasion robbery, reports multiple news outlets. He was just 20 years old.
Pop Smoke, born Bashar Barakah Jackson, was at a residence in the Hollywood Hills area when around 4:30 a.m., two men broke into the home, reports TMZ. The home was registered to “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and her husband, reports Fox11. The suspects entered the home wearing ski masks and shot the rapper multiple times, critically wounding him. He was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was pronounced dead.
Pop Smoke was one of the brightest young stars today who shot to fame with his single ‘Welcome to The Party’, which received remixes from various artists including Nicki Minaj. His latest project Meet The Woo Vol. 2 was released just this month with ‘Dior’ serving as the latest single.