Rapper Pop Smoke was reportedly shot and killed during a home invasion on Wednesday Feb. 19. According to TMZ, the 20-year-old Brooklyn native was at a Hollywood Hills home when two men dressed in hoodies and masks broke into the house around 4:30 a.m. local time.
Police said the men fired multiple shots, fatally wounding Pop Smoke. They then fled on foot. Emergency responders arrived at the scene and attempted to deliver CPR before rushing him to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he died.
Police say two men wearing hoodies and masks broke into the home around 4:30 a.m. local time and fatally shot Pop Smoke. Prior to the incident, there’d been a party at the house, but it’s unclear if Pop Smoke knew his attackers. As of publication time, police haven’t apprehended any suspects. The investigation is ongoing.
Naturally, social media has exploded with reactions to Pop Smoke’s tragic death. The Game, Juicy J, Chance The Rapper, YBN Cordae, Freddie Gibbs, Redman and Lupe Fiasco are just a sliver of his peers paying tribute to the late rapper.
Fell asleep for 3 hours, woke up & Pop Smoke dead. That’s brazy…. 20 years old, damn.
— The Game (@thegame) February 19, 2020
I was just thinking yesterday that Pop Smoke was like the new 50. The voice the wit with a new energy. I started to follow his career and dig a little into his discography recently And I had “Baby” in his voice stuck in my head for like a week.
may God have mercy on you & yours
— “DROGAS WAVE” & “BeatNPath” NOW PLAYING (@LupeFiasco) February 19, 2020