Rapper Pop Smoke, 20, accidentally shared his address on Instagram before he was fatally shot in his home hours later on Wednesday (February 19, 2020).
Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, had posted his home address in an Instagram video while showing off the haul of gifts he’d received from fashion designer brand Amiri, just hours before men broke into his home and fatally shot him dead.
While rapping the lyrics from his popular track Dior, Pop he showed off his bags of goodies from the brand he mentions in his song.
“Mike Amiri, Mike Amiri… ahaha. Billie Jean, Billie Jean,” the rapper laughed as he filmed the black bags full of Amiri items.
Hours after the address of his Hollywood Hills address was exposed on the gift label on the bags, clearly showing the place where they had been delivered to, Pop Smoke was shot and by masked men who broke into his mansion. He was reportedly rushed by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was later pronounced dead.
A Twitter user wrote:
“Pop smoke had accidentally posted his address on instagram last night showing his amiri bags. the story is deleted now but the address was clear as day…
“Somebody saw it on his ig & took it as an opportunity to rob him. rest easy pop smoke.”