Pop Smoke was just at the beginning of a promising career.
Pop Smoke, an up and coming rapper, was shot and killed Wednesday morning in what appears to be a home invasion robbery, according to the folks over at TMZ. 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.
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.
Many may be familiar with smoke for this track “Welcome to the Party” which gained a ton of popularity over the summer and even caught the attention of rapper Nicki Minaj for a feature.
Pop Smoke was just 20 years old. Our sincere condolences go out to his family, friends, and fans. More on this unfortunate story as it comes in.