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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  1. Killer Tim_23

    Killer Tim_23

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    The exact same thing happened to my cousin boyfriend during the holiday season 2019. R.I.P. Pop smoke

  2. Family Account

    Family Account

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    This shit crazy. I was listening to Dior when I heard this on god.

  3. NoBrakes


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    Damn RIP

  4. whatarethoose92


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    R.I.P POP SMOKE wtf man!

  5. Mz. Ambition

    Mz. Ambition

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    A lot more of industry people are going to follow this whole year... smh

  6. Halla LAV

    Halla LAV

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    2020 has been rough so far, life is short - take care everyone!

  7. King J

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  8. Bobby Amdro

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  9. Stryker 001

    Stryker 001

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    first juice world now this

  10. sensational king23

    sensational king23

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    Rip to you Pop smoke black brother 💪🙏

  11. Whitemanfromtowne T

    Whitemanfromtowne T

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    Oh well. Life goes on TMZ aka garbage TV.

  12. Skeet Skeeter

    Skeet Skeeter

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    Never even heard of him.. but damn I guess being a rapper isn’t a good profession. This is what happens when you sit there and rap about how much money you got and showing off expensive jewelry.

  13. Ysb Kidd

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  15. 8DIMES99 flaco

    8DIMES99 flaco

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    Wtf yo

  16. Mary Sesay

    Mary Sesay

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    Why this generation 😭😭

  17. Melton Lamey

    Melton Lamey

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    Hell nah!

  18. Native Sun

    Native Sun

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    Had a lot of enemies....attracting bad energies...RIP Pop Smoke.

  19. Black Sheep

    Black Sheep

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  20. Jenniah Ward

    Jenniah Ward

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    This world is coming to a end 😢 R.I.P pop smoke ❤️😞

  21. My Channel Is Trash

    My Channel Is Trash

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    Gotdayum that was fast I first heard his song in I think September I was in the psych ward, he was hollin on that bitch too. Rip tho

  22. Alienn !

    Alienn !

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    R.I.P pop smoke, like juice said, we ain't making it past 21

  23. osdany martinez

    osdany martinez

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    shit well rip

  24. MC.OMAR


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    gone too soon :(

  25. Kai R33

    Kai R33

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    Dam Pop Smoke is gone now 🤦🏽‍♂️ why the good people have to die



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      I don't know, he didn't sound good to me

  26. CRiMEY


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    _--iS THEiR A ..Heaven 4 A GANGSTA??-_- 🙏

  27. Ern Betz

    Ern Betz

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    Must have been his own “homies”

  28. Grim Bugatti

    Grim Bugatti

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    That is a blessing to the Hip-Hop music..Another wack mumble not rapper dead thank you god for this✊🏼🙏🏼

    • Tim Hauser

      Tim Hauser

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      Are you dumb?

  29. Mozard Toussaint

    Mozard Toussaint

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  30. Sarada Uchiha

    Sarada Uchiha

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    I never heard of this one

  31. Chat


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  32. Francéat press

    Francéat press

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    RIP POP smoke

  33. Jonah Dewar

    Jonah Dewar

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    RIP to this youngin No mother should have to get a phone call sayin your child has been shot and killed

  34. 23 Jordan

    23 Jordan

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    Y'all didn't learn anything from Kobe 🤦🏽‍♂️

    • Kobe Bryant

      Kobe Bryant

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      Wtf yall dient learn anything fromm X and Kobe

  35. The Money Management

    The Money Management

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    TMZ always the quickest wid it. Anyway RIP

    • Several Piece

      Several Piece

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      This been out for atleast 50 minutes tho from multiple sources

  36. Mouhamed Camara

    Mouhamed Camara

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    You cannot say pop and forget the smoke 🙏🖤

  37. m s

    m s

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    rip to the rippy pop smoke



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  39. A Guitar

    A Guitar

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    bruh wtf i barely found out about this guy just about a week ago, r.i.p 🙏🏾🕊

  40. Dee Ruffin

    Dee Ruffin

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    This world dangerous

  41. EarlyMornings&LateNights


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    Glad he’s dead

    • Kay


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      I'm sorry your dad put his 🍆 In you butt

  42. 3RD EYE Da Wizard

    3RD EYE Da Wizard

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    U live by the Devil... u die and meet the devil 👿

  43. andressvelezz


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    He probably Knew who shot him could be his boys

  44. NSG Cash

    NSG Cash

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    R.I.P bro this shit sucks fr

  45. Abderahim Noui

    Abderahim Noui

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    No way

  46. Travis Dummar

    Travis Dummar

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    Deeez nutzz🤣

  47. Splash Adams

    Splash Adams

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    Just seen this on snap that’s crazy rip pop smoke damn man

  48. Lil Sparks

    Lil Sparks

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    Wtf 😣

  49. Arber Duhani

    Arber Duhani

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    Damn another one

  50. yeahisaidthat


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    Like I watch how everybody gon start listening to his music and posting him on they pages.......

  51. Jeremie makoti

    Jeremie makoti

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    Rip 😭😭🐐🐐🖤💔💔💔

  52. Elaine Elite

    Elaine Elite

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    Ok this does it!!!!! Throw the whole damn world away....Imma slap the first person that thinks about taking a bite out of that damn after God told him not to

  53. Disneyfan1999


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  54. Ãdį Wįłł

    Ãdį Wįłł

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    Gangster it’s over for la nyc and la ain’t w it no more. Straight beef

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  55. Faze Nigel

    Faze Nigel

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  56. Bob Bobs

    Bob Bobs

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    Never heard of him, checked him out..... >raps about guns and killing "n@&$as" >gets shot and killed Well color me absolutely shocked.

    • vund


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      But he never killed nobody.

    • Lil Kano

      Lil Kano

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      Bob Bobs truuuu still rip🕊

  57. pureohana 100

    pureohana 100

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    RIP Pop Smoke Long live smoke 💨 😫😭

  58. 2K305


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    Don’t tell me pop smoke got popped by somebody that wanted smoke ♿️♿️🙏🏾🙏🏾

  59. Chef Jeffe

    Chef Jeffe

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    Rest up Rippy smh