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Nas, 50 Cent, Nicki Minaj, & More React to the Death of Brooklyn Rapper Pop Smoke
Pop Smoke was shot and killed by two men who entered his home in the Hollywood Hills.
It's a tragic day in hip-hop. Pop Smoke, the 20-year-old rapper best known for his hit singles "Welcome to the Party" and "Dior" was shot and killed in a home he was staying at in Beverly Hills, California. TMZ broke the story.
READ: Brooklyn Rapper Pop Smoke Killed During Home Invasion
As the news filtered out, fans and artists responded with shock and sadness. Pop Smoke started rapping in 2018; his single "Welcome to the Party" dropped in the spring of 2019. He was only a year into his career. And things were only improving. His latest album, Welcome to the Woo 2, was released earlier in the month and debuted at No. 7 on Billboard's Top 200 chart.
He also had songs with Travis Scott and Bronx rapper Lil Tjay that were buzzing.
From Nas to Questlove to 50 Cent, see how the hi-hop community reacted to the tragic loss of rising star Pop Smoke.
Chance the Rapper
\u201cRest Up Pop Smoke, you were too young. God Bless and comfort your family. What a crazy trajectory you were on man smh \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffe\ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffe\ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffe\u201d— Chance The Rapper (@Chance The Rapper) 1582128839
\u201cDude.. Pop Smokes last tweet was 2 hours ago and now everyone\u2019s saying RIP... smh \ud83d\udc94\u201d— Justine Skye (@Justine Skye) 1582124121
\u201cPrayers up, yet again. \ud83d\ude4f\ud83c\udffd\ud83d\ude14\u201d— Joe Budden (@Joe Budden) 1582123739
\u201cNo way that\u2019s true........ sickening\u201d— Swae Lee Lee Swae (@Swae Lee Lee Swae) 1582124804
\u201cIt\u2019s really sad out here. It seems no matter how hard you work to remove yourself from crime and poverty it still finds a way to follow you.\u201d— Stalley \ud83d\udc99\ud83c\udfc1 (@Stalley \ud83d\udc99\ud83c\udfc1) 1582123351
\u201cDamn this so shit fuckin wack. You made the whole city proud. RIP Pop Smoke\u201d— Bas (@Bas) 1582124861