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Rapper Pop Smoke Shot & Killed In Home Invasion Robbery

Rapper Pop Smoke Shot & Killed In Home Invasion Robbery
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Feb. 19 2020, Updated 2:47 p.m. ET

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On Wednesday, February 19, rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed in what appears to be a home invasion robbery. The New York native, whose real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson, was later pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center hospital.

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Rapper Pop Smoke Shot & Killed In Home Invasion Robbery
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The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to OK! that the call came in at 4:29 am at the 2000 block of Hercules. “An unknown number of suspects with masks entered the residence and shot the victim, a black male in his 20s. The victim was transported to a local hospital by a fire department and was later pronounced dead. We have a press conference at 7:30 PST," the statement read.

Rapper Pop Smoke Shot & Killed In Home Invasion Robbery
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Prior to the fatal shooting, Pop Smoke revealed that he was staying at Teddi Mellencamp's husband's property when he posted shopping bags sent by a messenger to social media. At the moment, the suspects have not been caught nor identified. It is also unclear if Pop Smoke had any connection to the shooters.

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Back in July 2019, the late 20-year-old released his debut mixtape, Meet The Woo, which featured his highly-anticipated track, “Welcome To The Party.”

Rapper Pop Smoke Shot & Killed In Home Invasion Robbery
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During an interview with Genius, Pop Smoke revealed that working on the song came effortlessly to him.

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“I made ‘Welcome to the Party’ in my crib,” he recalled. “It took like 30 minutes. I’m just chilling with the homeboys, you know, I just wanted to party. I don’t know how I came across the beat, I was just on YouTube and it just came across and I just clicked it.” He continued, “It was just on YouTube. Because you know, I listen to a couple of artists. I like Chef. I like Sleepy. So, as I’m listening to them the beat just came up and I just went crazy. I don’t write at all, to be honest. I just go in there and go crazy.”

Rapper Pop Smoke Shot & Killed In Home Invasion Robbery
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His follow-up project, Meet The Woo 2, was released earlier this month.

Rapper Pop Smoke Shot & Killed In Home Invasion Robbery
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Throughout his career, he has worked with the likes of Nicki MinajTravis ScottDrake and more.

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