Los Angeles, CA — Up and coming New York City rapper by the name of Pop Smoke was tragically shot & killed Wednesday morning in what appears to be a home invasion robbery at his residence in Hollywood Hills, CA.
According to law enforcement sources, at around 4:30 am PST, 2 men wearing hoodies and masks broke into a house and fired multiple shots, striking and critically wounding Pop Smoke. Pop Smoke was rushed by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was pronounced dead.
All over Twitter, people have been expressing their shock, anger, and sadness in response to the news of the latest rapper being tragically killed. As a response to Pop Smoke’s death, it is being reported by life insurance companies like State Farm that their phones have been ringing off of the hook with concerned rappers asking how much life insurance policies cost.
Jake from State Farm stated, “For the last couple of hours, we’ve received calls from baby mamas, mommas, cousin and nem, fans, and even rappers themselves trying to get quotes on life insurance policies for their loved ones who are in the entertainment industry as rappers. We’ve never had this much concern about life insurance policies from the hip hop crowd before and it’s somewhat overwhelming. Since the death of Nipsey Hussle, we’ve put together a hip hop life insurance policy specifically for rappers. Even with the tragedy of rapper Pop Smoke, we’re just glad other rappers are taking advantage of life insurance policies and not relying upon GoFundMe campaigns.”
RIP Pop Smoke