Rapper and singer, Pop Smoke has been shot and killed in an apparent home invasion, according to multiple sources speaking to TMZ .
Pop Smoke whose real name Bashar Jackson, 20, was at home in Hollywood,
Los Angeles , when two men wearing hoodies and masks entered the house and
fired multiple shots, according to police sources quoted by TMZ.
He was pronounced dead at a hospital in West Hollywood early on Wednesday.
The two men are apparently at large. Another man was briefly detained by police but released soon after.
Top celebrities have started paying tribute to his death including Chance the Rapper,
50 Cent, Kehlani and Nicki Minaj, who wrote: “The Bible tells us that jealousy is as
cruel as the grave. Unbelievable. Rest In Peace, Pop.”
He is the latest in a spate of US rappers to be violently killed.
XXXTentacion was killed aged 20 in June 2018 after he was robbed at a Florida motorcycle dealership, Nipsey Hussle, 33, was shot and killed in Los Angeles in March 2019.
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