Rapper Pop Smoke, 20, Murdered In Home Invasion By 4 Masked Gunmen

Pop Smoke

Pop Smoke

This sounds like a hit, smh. RIP

Bashar Barakah Jackson known professionally as Pop Smoke, an up-and-coming rapper, was shot and killed Wednesday morning in what appears to be a home invasion robbery.

The rapper was at a home in the Hollywood Hills at around 4:30am when 4 men wearing hoodies and masks broke into a house according to law enforcement sources. It appears the 4 men fired multiple shots, striking and critically wounding Pop Smoke. The men were seen fleeing on foot.

Pop Smoke was rushed by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was pronounced dead.

The suspects have not been caught and as far as we know they have not 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 posted the address of where he was staying earlier in the day. He was showing off gift bags he had received and one had the home’s address. He received the gift bags because his mix tape hit number 7 on the Billboard 200 chart Tuesday.

Pop Smoke-gift label

The gift label, with his address

Pop Smoke released an album back in July and one of the songs, “Welcome to the Party,” received national airplay, 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.

The home Pop Smoke was staying in is owned by Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp and her husband, Edwin Arroyave, who own several homes in Los Angeles. It’s likely Pop Smoke was renting the property.

Friends, associates pay tribute:

Source: TMZ

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