RAPPER Pop Smoke died at just 20 years old in February 2020 when four teenagers drove up to his house in an attempted robbery. Friends, family, and fans mourned over his untimely death as court proceedings are still ongoing. Pop Smoke died aged 20 years oldPop Smoke died aged 20 years oldGetty Images - Getty Who was Pop Smoke? Pop Smoke, whose real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, burst onto the scene in 2019 with the single Welcome To The Party and his debut mixtape Meet The Woo. In February 2020 he released a second Mixtape, Meet The Woo 2, with features from Quavo, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, Fivio Foreign and Lil Tjay. At the time of his death, Jackson had a net worth of about $700,000. Pop Smoke is missed by friends, family, and fans around the worldGetty Images - Getty

On February 19, 2020, a group of four teenagers drove to the Los Angeles house Jackson was staying in for the week. Corey Walker, now 20, told prosecutors in October 2021, that at the time of the break-in he handed his three accomplices guns, but told them not to use them. Walker did not enter the home and said during the October 20, 2021 court hearing that he told them to use a flower vase instead of a gun. The three remaining teenagers entered the home through the window where Jackson's companion, Amelia Rose, was laying in bed. She told Los Angeles Det. Christian Carrasco the men were wearing ski masks, and one said, ...Shut the f**k up. Do you want to die?”

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They entered the bathroom where Jackson was showering with the intent to steal his gold chain and watch. Rose said she heard a gunshot and as the men fled she rushed out of the room to find Jackson laying at the bottom of the stairs. Police responded to her 911 call and Jackson was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was pronounced dead. How did the teenagers find him? It all came down to an Instagram post. Jackson received an Amiri gift bag the day before he was killed. Amiri is a high-end clothing brand Jackson frequently referenced in his songs. He posted a photo of the gift bag to his Instagram which showed the address and his manager called him and told him to take it down, but it was too late. Detectives said the teenagers got the address from the Instagram post and showed up twice the following day. The first time, Carrasco said they are seen going up to the house, but Walker later admitted four people were at the house, but they returned later after Jackson arrived home and the 15-year-old fatally shot him. Was anyone charged for Jackson's murder? Police used cell towers and video footage obtained from a neighbor's security camera to uncover who was involved in Jackson's murder. Walker was the only person named as his accomplices are still underage. However, the Los Angeles Times reported a 15-year-old was the one to shoot Jackson after he put up a fight. When the police arrested both Walker and the 15-year-old, they put them in cells rigged with cameras and microphones where they heard their confessions as they told their cell-mate what happened. Two of the three underage teenagers are in custody in addition to Walker who faces the most time in prison if he is tried as an adult. The shooter is still at large. What were Jackson's - Pop Smoke's - most popular songs? The late rapper was only just seeing his career rise, but here are his top tunes (in order of popularity):

Welcome To The Party (2019) Meet the Woo (2019) Dior (2019) Christopher Walking (2020) Shake The Room (2020)

 

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