The rapper was 20.
Rising rapper Pop Smokedied Wednesday morning (Feb. 19). According to an initial TMZ story, the artist was reportedly shot and killed during a home invasion in the Hollywood Hills.
In the wake of the news, Pop Smoke's fellow hip-hop stars and other celebrities are turning to social media to offer their condolences and react to the tragic news. "The Bible tells us that jealousy is as cruel as the grave. Unbelievable. Rest In Peace, Pop," Nicki Minaj wrote alongside a photo of the rapper on Instagram.
"RIP POP SMOKE. Rap game fucked up man. Kid was 20. Kmt," Chip tweeted, while others flooded Twitter with proclamations of "Rest in Peace" for the 20-year-old star.
See more tributes to Pop Smoke below.
RIP Pop Smoke. This shit is gettin outta hand man fr smh— Russ (@russdiemon) February 19, 2020
RIP Pop Smoke. --— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) February 19, 2020
Yo wtf RIP pop smoke man... wtf— ? (@IDK) February 19, 2020
Rest In Peace Pop Smoke --— Alex Tumay (@alextumay) February 19, 2020
RIP POP SMOKE. Rap game fucked up man. Kid was 20. Kmt. --— Chip (@OfficialChip) February 19, 2020
RIP POP SMOKE— Count Rackula aka 2Cup Shakur aka Durt Cobain aka. (@MeechIsDEAD) February 19, 2020
writing RIP on the timeline every week :(— Lux (@Callux) February 19, 2020
RIP Pop Smoke --
Nah that is ridiculous --— Randolph (@RandolphUK) February 19, 2020
RIP Pop Smoke, he was taking over. Way too young man.
R.I.P to my man Pop Smoke, No sympathy for winners. --God bless him pic.twitter.com/5ZFa5ILUzl— 50cent (@50cent) February 19, 2020
Early this am we were informed by a 3rd party leasing and management company overseeing a rental home we own in Los Angeles that a shooting had taken place at the property. Foremost, we would like to extend our prayers and condolences to the family and loved ones affected by this tragic loss of life. We aren’t aware of any of the details beyond what we’ve been told or seen reported on the news and at this time we would like to refrain from commenting further as we wish for the focus to remain on the law enforcement officers who are diligently doing their jobs.
rip pop smoke ... 20 years old man wtf— POUYA (@Pouyalilpou) February 19, 2020
Rest Up Pop Smoke, you were too young. God Bless and comfort your family. What a crazy trajectory you were on man smh ------------— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) February 19, 2020
God bless Pop Smoke mama, RIP King -- ----— Cordae (@YbnCordae) February 19, 2020