Pop Smoke’s family just might get justice yet. Page Six reported today that the LA police arrested five men in connection with the rapper’s death this February. According to the outlet, the apprehended three men and two minors may have been the ones to burst into his home and kill him.
Initially, reports speculated that it was merely a home invasion, but authorities later came out to say that it appeared to be a targeted attack because nothing was stolen from the home. The department released a tweet today in which they confirmed the news.
The LAPD’s Twitter account stated they would continue providing details as they come up in their investigation. As it was previously reported, Bashar Jackson was shot and killed in a suspected robbery this year.
TMZ was the first to report that approximately four men busted into the home he was staying in and killed him. However, as it was just noted, police have since arrested 5 people in connection with the rising star’s tragic death.
LAPD Detectives have arrested three adult males & two juvenile males related to the Feb 19th murder of Bashar Jackson, a New York based rapper known as Pop Smoke. We will provide further details as they become available.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 9, 2020
As hip-hop fans know, Pop Smoke, who came from Canarsie, exploded on to the New York hip-hop scene with the release of his record in 2019, Meet The Woo. The release featured songs like “Welcome To The Party” and “Dior.”
Reportedly, Pop Smoke’s estate and record label just released a posthumous album this year, Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon. Pop Smoke’s death came as a massive shock to many in the black community and the hip-hop scene.
Stars such as 50 Cent and Nicki Minaj addressed his death on social media by claiming his attackers’ motif was jealous and resentment. Since then, the rap scene has lost another rising star due to gun violence, the 21-year-old Canadian, Houdini.
The Toronto police confirmed that Houdini was shot and killed in the entertainment industry of Toronto in broad daylight. The authorities said at a press conference that his death was “unacceptable.”
Pop Smoke has remained in the headlines, including when Tekashi 6ix9ine and DJ Akademiks discussed how his style was unique and specific to New York. No one else had his flow, they argued.