Rapper Pop Smoke reportedly shot dead aged 20
The rapper Pop Smoke has reportedly been found dead in his own home in the Hollywood Hills area, allegedly after an attempted home invasion robbery.
According to a report by celebrity gossip site TMZ, the musician (real name: Bashar Barakah Jackson) was at home at approximately 4:30 am when two men broke in and fired multiple shots. They shot the 20-year-old and fatally injured him, before fleeing the crime scene on foot.
TMZ reports that he was rushed by ambulance to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, but sadly pronounced dead on arrival. He was just 20-years-old. The suspects responsible have not yet been apprehended, and police are still investigating the murder.
Pop Smoke garnered significant attention for his 2019 single "Welcome to the Party" - which was later remixed by Skepta and Nicki Minaj. Earlier this month, he released the deluxe edition of his Meet the Woo Vol. 2 projects and appeared on Travis Scott's 2019 JackBoys comp cut.
In a recent interview with XXL, the young artist stated: "This rapping is just another step in my life... There's no telling what I might do after this. I'll probably open up a store or some sh*t."