BREAKING: Rapper Pop Smoke Dead, Murdered in Home Invasion Robbery | TMZ
Pop Smoke, an up and coming rapper, was shot and killed Wednesday morning in what appears to be a home invasion robbery ... TMZ has learned.
The rapper was at a home in the Hollywood Hills at around 4:30 AM when 2 men wearing hoodies and masks broke into a house ... this according to law enforcement sources. We're told the 2 men fired multiple shots, striking and critically wounding Pop Smoke. The men were seen fleeing on foot.
Pop Smoke was rushed by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was pronounced dead.
The suspects have not been caught and as far as we know they have not been identified. It's unclear if Pop Smoke knew the shooters. One man was placed in handcuffs but cops determined he was not involved and was released.

Pop Smoke released an album back in July and one of the songs, "Welcome to the Party," blew up ... it was considered by many the song of the summer. Nicki Minaj did a remix of the song a few months later. He also did a song, "Gatti," with Travis Scott.
6:56 AM PT -- The home is owned by Teddi Mellencamp's husband, Edwin Arroyave, who owns several homes in Los Angeles. It's possible Pop Smoke was renting the property.
7:08 AM PT -- Nicki Minaj just posted a cryptic message ... "The Bible tells us that jealousy is as cruel as the grave. Unbelievable. Rest in Peace, Pop." By using the term "jealousy," she seems to be saying there's a connection between the killers and Pop Smoke. We have not heard this from our law enforcement sources.

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    oh my god.

  • Jawz

    Say it ain’t so man... rip locc you did brooklyn proud💙💙

  • Miguel Acosta
    Miguel Acosta

    these Ny rappers better learn LA is no game

  • Clamps

    They pop'd smoke all right

  • SickWhiteRoses


  • jj tt
    jj tt

    Who who?

  • Hano H
    Hano H

    Medics so slow ...

  • gaming tryhard1245
    gaming tryhard1245


  • Matt Damon
    Matt Damon

    They’ll catch whoever did this. Really think those homes in that neighborhood don’t each have cameras facing in every direction?

  • R

    How you not have security pop 😔

  • Domo

    Who is this so called rapper?

  • Rad Comix
    Rad Comix

    This is so sad. I liked the Jackboys album. The song Gatti is my jam.

  • I Want incel
    I Want incel

    This sociopathic incel is happy. 😂😂😂hahahahha

  • 1k subs with trash vids?
    1k subs with trash vids?

    You heard it here first six nine is next


    I never heard of this guy..I cant keep up with this generation of rappers nowadays..they all sound the same to me..the situation is unfortunate and unnecessary..R.I.P. young man..

  • Simply-G ASMR
    Simply-G ASMR

    Pop Smoke was assassinated!

  • Joji Onfroy
    Joji Onfroy

    I just came from school, and this is what I hear wtf man RIP

  • 미셜비

    The buildings and facades in Hollywood might look nice from the outside but the whole place is dirty and rotten to the core. Don't live there.

  • ninja blaster
    ninja blaster

    Yo I am sick and tired of going on the news and seeing rappers die all the time

  • C A R L I T A
    C A R L I T A

    20 years old how sad is that. Damn.

  • Legendary_94

    So it was him and a few “friends”(🐍)in the house after the gathering was over and he the only one that got killed ? Dam I wish he had better people around him ; Rest up man 🙏🏾

  • Dirk Visser
    Dirk Visser

    New phone, who dis?

  • Scott Paessun
    Scott Paessun

    He should his address in the picture on ig that's how they knew where he lived if they knew him

  • MrEaglesfan221

    Literally had a camera man within minutes from the house to capture them performing CPR on a lifeless man. They probably have people driving around in celeb neighborhoods at night. did it to Kobe, now this? This shit is getting out of hand TMZ.

  • Mohamed

    the transition between poor and rich has its own challenges the old circle will try to pull you down so bad

  • :3


  • Rapid

    lmao, who?

  • tuesdayschild007

    What do people think they will gain by murdering this young man? His clothes? Jewellery? Whats the point??? Thats somebodys baby for Gods sake, i hate people sometimes. Prayers to the family.

  • Informative purposes only
    Informative purposes only


  • Javiero Saviero
    Javiero Saviero

    Was listening to this mans music all day yesterday. He was the last thing I heard when I went to sleep. And the first thing I see when I wake up is that he got killed. Smh. RIP Pop Smoke 😢

  • Cij Eziefule
    Cij Eziefule

    Why tf is everyone dying... like Kobe, nipsey, juice, now him😰

  • DriftyHD

    Rip brotha 💕

  • big boi dan
    big boi dan

    “All you see is helicopters, paramedics pick him up, we gotta send him to the doctor”

  • Jason Luu
    Jason Luu

    A coincidence just before this I watched a fake Billie music vid saying that xxxtentacion passed and here this one is on trending aaaaaaaaa both died at 20

  • Super réalisateur Trop cool
    Super réalisateur Trop cool

    Lol his music was shit af

  • ZimmyMTB

    who else only finds about some rappers when they die?

  • Patrick Mayes
    Patrick Mayes

    Sad as hell

  • Boaty McBoatface
    Boaty McBoatface

    the top comment on his YT music video "welcome to the party" got him killed. someone saw it and got the idea. go check it out! EDIT: It was deleted. i have a screenshot tho!

  • Gladwin

    Bro this guy was just blowing up with a lot of ft.’s on other famous rappers rip 🕊💔

  • Lekok

    Doesn't sound right at all. It's just very rare for you to hear someone got killed in their mansion because people tried to rob them.

  • Kymmy Wingo
    Kymmy Wingo

    Guns are getting annoying. To think that those little bullet things put an end to everything, just like that. That's messed up.


    Wonder if it was the 2 men from the car intro to the song " dior" video. 😒 They was low-key plottin

  • Mohammed Toure
    Mohammed Toure

    Makes you wonder who's next.

  • Phuk Hupp
    Phuk Hupp

    His new Name is PopDrop

  • Wavvyy Papii
    Wavvyy Papii



    🤔That wasn't a home invasion.

  • Higinio Mendoza
    Higinio Mendoza

    I know this rapper a pretty long time I think I'm gon take a break from listening to Hip-hop for now.

  • millabbybeats

    I guarantee the killers used GPS to reach his house after they found his address. If the police can track the address being used on Google maps they might be able to find the killer

  • Alex Dawit
    Alex Dawit

    I think American more dangerous than African 🤔🤔🤔

  • Brian Ramos
    Brian Ramos

    Lol pop got smoked hahahaa

  • Kermit of Rivia
    Kermit of Rivia


  • Dianiwi🧚


  • PsychoLuv

    I wasnt a fan of his music but he didnt deserve this. RIP man

  • Rui Matos
    Rui Matos

    He was pop smoked!

  • jay hommie
    jay hommie

    When will this stop blacks always blaming whites and trump when ita us that does damage to ourselves sad now watch we will give this dead brother praise but do the same dumb shit racism is more alive between black than white and black

  • King Dte
    King Dte

    Casinova drop a bag on him and got that man killed


    Rip Poop Smoke 💩

  • John Doe
    John Doe

    Who would have thought rapping about gangs, murder, drugs and money could get you killed? 🤣 How about you stop promoting this crap?

  • Darby Crush
    Darby Crush

    I'm willing to guess at some point this fella bragged about how much money he has

  • 1k subs with trash vids?
    1k subs with trash vids?

    I only started listening when he was on gatti 😞



  • TmacDaFuckingGreat

    You east coast rappers better stop thinking it’s sweet in California

  • YaBoiClean

    𝗗𝗮𝘁𝘀 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝘇𝘆

  • Mladen Enchev
    Mladen Enchev

    Damm TMZ you are everywhere

  • rdp 132
    rdp 132


  • joseph robinson
    joseph robinson

    I honestly never heard of him but it's a shame he died so young RIP

  • John Doe
    John Doe

    I'll predict next week's title. "Rapper Bang Bang dead in shootout". 😹

  • Abdul:::::::::::: Abdul
    Abdul:::::::::::: Abdul

    When you high public figures invest in security stop that spending

  • caterpillarss

    Who’s Pop Smoke?

  • Ibraham GH
    Ibraham GH

    Keep flashing money and wear all that fake gold and this what will happen to you ! I don’t know why black ppl just love to show off their money like that ?! Be smart or ppl will kill u for that money

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