20-year-old rapper Pop Smoke reportedly killed

20-year-old rapper Pop Smoke reportedly killed

The US rapper Pop Smoke has reportedly been killed, according to media in the US.

Police say they responded to reports of a robbery – a man was taken to hospital and later pronounced dead.

It is widely believed to be the 20-year-old rapper from Brooklyn.

When reports first appeared in the US tributes began flooding in for Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson – including from friends.

Pop Smoke had a breakout hit with Welcome to the Party in 2019 – which led to him being singled out as an artist to watch this year by BBC Radio 1Xtra, on the station’s Hot For 2020 list.