Pop Smoke Arrested, Charged With Interstate Transportation of a Stolen Motor Vehicle


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Reports claim the Brooklyn MC “knowingly and intentionally” transported the vehicle.

According to Complex reports, New York authorities arrested Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke early Friday morning.

Authorities accuse the “Welcome to the Party” MC of transporting a stolen Rolls Royce Wraith from California to New York. According to documents obtained by Complex, the incident happened “on or about and between” November 5 and December 3, 2018. Pop Smoke faces an arraignment Friday afternoon in Brooklyn Federal Court.

According to TMZ reports, Pop Smoke met the car’s owner in Los Angeles. The two agreed that he would use the car in a music video. In exchange for the favor, Pop Smoke would give the owner VIP treatment at a concert. The owner told him to return it the next day. When it wasn’t returned, the owner used GPS, which located the car in Arizona. Subsequently, the owner reported the car stolen.

Okayplayer will provide updates as they become available.

Pop Smoke rose to popularity in the latter half of 2019 with “Welcome to the Party.” The track gained momentum in the tri-state area. Subsequently, Nicki Minaj and Rico Nasty recorded their own remixes. On the heels of its success, he dropped his first mixtape, Meet the Woo.

READ: Okayplayer’s 19 Best Songs of 2019

Towards the end of the year, Pop Smoke appeared on Travis Scott’s JACKBOYS compilation album. The track, “GATTI,” The track hit number 24 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart on the week of January 11. He quickly capitalized on the song’s momentum, releasing the video for “Christopher Walking” and announcing Meet the Woo 2.


H/T: Complex

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