We still don’t know why Pop Smoke was shot to death in Hollywood earlier this month in an early morning home invasion.
At first, it was believed to be a robbery. Then there was talk of a targetted hit, and questions about gang politics and checking in.
Today, Pop Smoke’s family issued their first statement about his death. In it, they say they don’t know why Pop was killed and bemoan inaccurate reports.
“The family of Bashar ‘Pop Smoke’ Jackson would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone for your support. Every prayer, call, and act of kindness is deeply appreciated as we mourn the loss of our son, brother and friend.
Brooklyn knew him as Bashar. He was educated and nurtured in Brooklyn and his rise to fame all developed from the place he proudly represented. Within the last year, his extraordinary giftedness was revealed to the world, introducing Pop Smoke.
Unfortunately, there are no public details available regarding the murder of our loved one. We ask for respect and responsible reporting during this critical time. Inaccurate reports only add unnecessary pain to a grieving family.”