New York rapper Pop Smoke shot dead in LA; Spotify, others mourn

Pop Smoke: Just 20 and killed in LA

Pop Smoke: Just 20 and killed in LA

Pop Smoke: Just 20 and killed in LA

Tributes have begun to pour in after the confirmed death of Pop Smoke, a 20-year-old rapper from Brooklyn, New York.

He was shot dead in Los Angeles in the early hours of today. TMZ described the shooting as being part of a home invasion robbery.

Pop Smoke’s real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson.

The shooting, according to online reports took place at the home of Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, the daughter of singer John Mellencamp, and star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

The shooting happened at Hercules Drive in the Hollywood Hills.

Mellencamp reportedly owns the home along with her husband, Edwin Arroyave.

Local media first reported on the shooting, which occurred at 4:30 a.m. local time. TMZ was the first to name Smoke as the victim in the shooting.

Smoke was rushed to Cedars Sinai hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Music streamer Spotify said in a tweet:

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