Rapper Pop Smoke is dead. According to a TMZ Report, he was shot and killed in what appears to be a home invasion in his house in Hollywood Hills.
“The rapper was at his home in the Hollywood Hills at around 4:30 AM when 2 men wearing hoodies and masks broke into his house… this according to law enforcement sources. We’re told the 2 men fired multiple shots, striking and critically wounding Pop Smoke. The men were seen fleeing on foot,” the report reads.
TMZ’s report is accompanied by footage of first responders attempting to perform life-saving techniques on the rapper, as he’s being wheeled out on a stretcher to an awaiting ambulance. The footage may be upsetting to some viewers.
Pop Smoke was reportedly rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was pronounced dead.
Born Bashar Barakah Jackson on July 20, 1999 in Brooklyn New York. The up-and-coming rapper burst onto the scene in April 2019 with “Welcome to the Party,” which served as the first single from his debut mixtape, Meet the Woo, to be released in July of that year. His second mixtape, Meet the Woo 2, came out just 12 days before his death.