New York rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed Wednesday morning during a home invasion at an AirBnB Hollywood Hills house registered to “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and her husband Edwin Arroyave, sources say.
The Los Angeles Police Department says the shooting was reported around 4:30 a.m. at a home located near the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Hollywood boulevards. Someone inside the home contacted a friend in New York and informed them that the home was broken into by multiple people. They also indicated at least one of the suspects was armed. The person in New York then contacted law enforcement in Los Angeles.
Between two to six suspects entered the home wearing ski masks when they shot the rapper, LAPD said. The men were seen fleeing on foot. The ‘Welcome To The Party’ rapper was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Pop Smoke, born Bashar Barakah Jackson was 20 years-old.
Currently there have been no arrests have made for the shooting.
Pop Smoke posted his location in his Instagram story
Just hours before the rapper was gun downed in a home invasion, he tagged his location in his insta story. We are not saying this is how he was found, but it is a safe assumption.
Love Shown on Social Media
It didn’t take long for the love to spread on social media. “Only 20” became a trending topic on Twitter Wednesday as fans and fellow artists began sharing their condolences on social media.
“Rest Up Pop Smoke, you were too young. God Bless and comfort your family. What a crazy trajectory you were on man,” Chance the Rapper tweeted.
“The Bible tells us that jealousy is as cruel as the grave. Unbelievable. Rest In Peace, Pop,” Nicki Minaj said on her Instagram.
Singer Kehlani was also stunned to hear about his death. She tweeted the rapper was sweet and “freakishly talented.”
Pop Smoke’s single “Welcome to the Party,” was released last summer and currently has over 23 million views on YouTube.
He was just weeks away from launching his “Meet The Woo Tour,” and was scheduled to perform at the Rolling Loud hip-hop music festival in Miami.
He shared the Rolling Loud Hip Hop musical festival on his Instagram with the caption ” WE ABOUT TO SHAKE THAT STADIUM UP @rollingloud MIAMI 2020″
No further details have been released at this time. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends and fans of #PopSmoke.