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.

    VOXLIOVOXLIOVor 5 Stunden
  • Say it ain’t so man... rip locc you did brooklyn proud💙💙

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  • these Ny rappers better learn LA is no game

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  • They pop'd smoke all right

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  • Who?

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  • Medics so slow ...

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

    Matt DamonMatt DamonVor 5 Stunden
  • How you not have security pop 😔

    RRVor 5 Stunden
  • Who is this so called rapper?

    DomoDomoVor 5 Stunden
  • This is so sad. I liked the Jackboys album. The song Gatti is my jam.

    Rad ComixRad ComixVor 5 Stunden
  • This sociopathic incel is happy. 😂😂😂hahahahha

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  • 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..

  • Pop Smoke was assassinated!

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

    Joji OnfroyJoji OnfroyVor 5 Stunden
  • 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.

    미셜비미셜비Vor 5 Stunden
  • Yo I am sick and tired of going on the news and seeing rappers die all the time

    ninja blasterninja blasterVor 5 Stunden
  • 20 years old how sad is that. Damn.

    C A R L I T AC A R L I T AVor 5 Stunden
  • 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 🙏🏾

    Legendary_94Legendary_94Vor 5 Stunden
  • New phone, who dis?

    Dirk VisserDirk VisserVor 5 Stunden
  • He should his address in the picture on ig that's how they knew where he lived if they knew him

    Scott PaessunScott PaessunVor 5 Stunden
  • 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.

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

    MohamedMohamedVor 5 Stunden

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  • lmao, who?

    RapidRapidVor 5 Stunden
  • 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.

    tuesdayschild007tuesdayschild007Vor 5 Stunden
  • wtf

    Informative purposes onlyInformative purposes onlyVor 5 Stunden
  • 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 😢

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

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    Jason LuuJason LuuVor 5 Stunden
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  • who else only finds about some rappers when they die?

    ZimmyMTBZimmyMTBVor 5 Stunden
  • Sad as hell

    Patrick MayesPatrick MayesVor 5 Stunden
  • 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!

    Boaty McBoatfaceBoaty McBoatfaceVor 5 Stunden
  • Bro this guy was just blowing up with a lot of ft.’s on other famous rappers rip 🕊💔

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  • 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.

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

    Kymmy WingoKymmy WingoVor 5 Stunden
  • Wonder if it was the 2 men from the car intro to the song " dior" video. 😒 They was low-key plottin

  • Makes you wonder who's next.

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  • 🤔That wasn't a home invasion.

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

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  • Who?

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  • ❤️

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

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    Rui MatosRui MatosVor 5 Stunden
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  • I'm willing to guess at some point this fella bragged about how much money he has

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  • I only started listening when he was on gatti 😞

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

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

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  • Who’s Pop Smoke?

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  • 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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BREAKING: Rapper Pop Smoke Dead, Murdered in Home Invasion Robbery | TMZ