Nicki Minaj, 50 Cents, Others Mourn Rapper Pop Smoke Killed in Hollywood Home
Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed Wednesday morning in what appeared to be a home invasion robbery at the property he was renting in the Hollywood Hills, police say.
Cops responded to the home in the 2000 block of Hercules Drive at about 4:30 a.m. where they found one man with gunshot wounds. He later died at a hospital. No arrests were reported early Wednesday, but several people were questioned at the scene in the Mount Olympus area. Up to six people are sought in connection with his death.
The 20-year-old, born Bashar Barakah Jackson, shot to fame last year with his single “Welcome to the Party” which was later remixed by fellow New York City rapper Nicki Minaj and Skepta. Minaj has since posted her condolences on Instagram.
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