Pop Smoke posted address on social media hours before deadly home invasion

Slain rapper Pop Smoke (Image source: Instagram – @realpopsmoke)

Fans of hip-hop continue to mourn the untimely passing of Pop Smoke. The 20-year-old, whose real name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was reportedly shot and killed during a home invasion in Beverly Hills, California, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Hours before the shooting, Pop Smoke posted a video to his Instagram story of himself opening gift bags with tags that displayed the address of the home where he was staying. Some believed that the suspects may have gotten the address from the social media post.

Around 4:55 a.m. on Feb. 19, from someone on the East Coast who said a friend inside the home had contacted them to say that at least six people had broken into the home and that one had a handgun.

Pop Smoke was reportedly leasing the $2.5 million home from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Teddi Mellencamp, who is the daughter of musician John Mellencamp.

Police have yet to name or arrest any suspects.


A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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