Rising American rapper, Pop Smoke has been shot and killed in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
A representative for the Los Angeles Police Department, LAPD confirmed the rapper’s death.
Reports say the police had responded to an emergency call at 4:20 in the morning after masked gunmen broke into the rapper’s residence.
He was transferred to a local hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.
Pop Smoke was born Bashar Jackson and aged 20.
He had started making waves with his music and gaining recognition , even from top rappers like Nicki Minaj, Cardi B and 50 cent.
Tributes have been pouring in from fans and other celebrities since the sad news went viral.
Some devastated fans however noted that the late rapper put his own life at risk by disclosing his address on social media just a day before.
RIP Pop Smoke.