Written by Leo Lysius
POP SMOKE: MURDERED
The Hip-Hop world mourns the loss of yet another young rap artist on the rise. Around 9:30 am EST, TMZ was first to break the news of the rapper’s unfortunate demise. According to the network, the “Meet The Woo” rapper was at a Hollywood residence around 4:30 am when two men broke in, firing multiple shots, striking and critically wounding Pop Smoke then fleeing on foot. Pop Smoke was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was pronounced dead.
TMZ has since posted video footage post invasion, showing emergency responders carrying the rapper out on a stretcher attempting to resuscitate his almost life-less body. However, a small observation in the video that raises even more questions. Why was Pop Smoke carried out of the crime scene half naked, with only a pair of dark blue athletic shorts, exposing his buttocks and barely covering his pelvic region? The video footage released by TMZ indicates approximately at the 00:16 mark, an officer standing in the door saying the word “shower” twice. Details of conditions inside the home, owned by “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Teddi Mellencamp have not be officially released by first responders that were at the scene.
Earlier this month, the Brooklyn rapper had just released Meet The Woo 2 follow up to his previous release Meet The Woo released in the summer of 2019. His recent mixtape include a deluxe edition that was released just seven days ago, peaking at number 7 on the Billboard charts. At this time, no suspects have been arrested or identified. TMZ also reported that it is still unclear if Pop Smoke knew the shooters, however, one man was placed in handcuffs but cops determined he was not involved and was released. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and fans during this difficult time.