Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke has died at the age of 20, TMZ, The Hollywood Reporter, and Rolling Stone report.
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According to TMZ’s source, he was shot during a home invasion at his house in Hollywood Hills. Pop Smoke was reportedly pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood on the morning of Wednesday, February 19.
At the time of writing this, the suspects have not been caught.
Meanwhile, fans have taken to social media to mourn the tragic loss. See reactions below ;
You were the leader of a movement.
Your impact will never be forgotten.
R.I.P. Pop Smoke. pic.twitter.com/J08mZYwFqg
— Spotify (@Spotify) February 19, 2020
Pop smoke was just taking off at 20 nigga got gunned down, y'all watch the type of people you keep around you not everyone is happy when you're winning burna said exact same thing but we made joke out of it.Not blaming his home boy cause he covered the address in 1st frame pic.twitter.com/NvQ5TltOUr
— sunny🖤 (@c_ewenike) February 19, 2020
Pop Smoke was often cited as a leader of the scene known as Brooklyn drill. Following the release of his 2019 breakout single “Welcome to the Party,” Pop Smoke released two mixtapes: last year’s Meet the Woo and Meet the Woo Vol. 2, which arrived this month. “Welcome to the Party” saw official remixes from both Nicki Minaj and Skepta. Pop Smoke also collaborated with Travis Scott on “GATTI” from last year’s JACKBOYS label compilation.