Not that long ago, Hitmaka was nearly killed, the producer said during a new interview. Hot New Hip Hop picked up on a conversation with the producer and the hosts of Drink Champs in which they touched on Pop Smoke‘s death and his own run-in with violence.
As it was previously reported, Pop Smoke was murdered during his stay at a Los Angeles home hosted by Teddi Mellencamp. The authorities said at the time that they thought it was just a home invasion gone wrong, however, they later speculated it could’ve been related to criminal gangs.
According to the outlet, Hitmaka, formerly Yung Berg, shared home security footage in which it looked like men were trying to barge onto his property. A woman he had been seeing at the time may have “set him up”, the producer admitted.
More importantly, the producer believes the men caught on tape were the same individuals involved in the Pop Smoke killing. One night, he and the woman were at his home when they noticed a group of burglars on the security system cameras.
The crazy part about the whole thing, the producer explained, was that while the men were trying to burst into his home, she was trying to fight him at the same time.
The unnamed woman and Hitmaka were watching on the footage as the men were trying to get in the house. The producer admitted the entire situation was traumatizing for him.
Not long after this all went down, Hitmaka called up his attorney and then flew to Miami, Florida, to hang out and go on vacation. Interestingly, he later had a conversation with Pop Smoke’s girlfriend who had said the men who tried to break into his house were the same guys who killed the 20-year-old rapper.
As it was previously reported, Pop Smoke was shot and killed at a home rented out by the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Teddi Mellencamp. He was killed in February of 2020, and his posthumous record, Shoot for the Stars…Aim for the Moon went to #1 on the charts, making him a legend.