Welcome to the party crooner/American rapper Pop Smoke is dead.
Bashar Barakah Jackson was an American rapper and songwriter and was professionally known as Pop Smoke. The 20-year-old rapper became famous last year for his hit single “Welcome to the party” from his debut mixtape Meet the Woo, which was released in June 2019.
Pop Smoke was shot and killed Wednesday morning in what seemed to be a home invasion robbery at the property he rented in the Hollywood Hills, police say. Two men broke into his home in Hollywood Hills, wearing hoodies and masks, around 4:30 am, according to @TMZ tv. The men reportedly hurled multiple shots that hit Pop Smoke and wounded him critically.
American Rapper Pop Smoke was pronounced dead after being rushed to West Hollywood’s Cedars- Sinai Medical Center.
The young musician had a lengthy rap sheet in New York. According to NYPD records, he was arrested eight times, most recently on December 3 last year for grand larceny, where he was allegedly found in possession of a stolen Rolls Royce. Previous arrests include one for allegedly shoplifting $300 Burberry shorts from Bergdorf Goodman in August 2019, and various driving charges — from having excessive tints to not wearing a seatbelt to leaving the scene after allegedly hitting a pedestrian – NBC Newyork
Up to six people are sought in connection with his death, the suspects have not been caught nor identified.