Was Pop Smoke's murder a setup? Rapper was shot dead by '15-year-old for Rolex', fans say 'details are bogus’

The intruders were reportedly after Pop Smoke’s Cuban link chain and his diamond-studded Rolex which they later ended up selling for a mere $2,000

                            Was Pop Smoke's murder a setup? Rapper was shot dead by '15-year-old for Rolex', fans say 'details are bogus’
Pop Smoke at Paris Fashion Week on January 16, 2020, in Paris, France (Getty Images)

Rapper Pop Smoke was fatally shot and killed in February 2020 after a group of intruders invaded his residence in Hollywood Hills, California. Five people were arrested in July 2020 concerned with the murder case of the 20-year-old rapper. Now, new details have emerged in the same after a detective testified in the court spilling the beans on what really went behind the unfortunate incident.

According to NY Daily News, the intruders were after Pop Smoke’s  Cuban link chain and his diamond-studded Rolex which they later ended up selling for a mere $2000. According to new details, the Canarsie-bred rapper, whose real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson, was in the shower naked when a group of teens invaded his home. Pop Smoke was one of the emerging rappers in the drill hip-hop scene and had already delivered hit singles like ‘Welcome to the Party’ and ‘Dior’ before his death.

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Who killed Pop Smoke?

According to NY Daily News, detective Carlos Camacho, testified on Friday, May 7, at a preliminary hearing for a different suspect, Corey Walker, 20. He is the sole adult defendant in the high-profile prosecution. The latest details tell us that it was a 15-year-old who gunned down Pop Smoke after a brief confrontation at 4am. LAPD Det. Carlos Camacho said, “He admitted that he shot the victim three times with a Baretta 9 (mm.).”

According to Camacho, Walker, who has pleaded not guilty in the case, confessed to being part of the invasion during a separate, secretly recorded jailhouse interview in July 2020. He had revealed that the group used ski masks, gloves and a police scanner with an intention to evade detection. Comacho further testified, “He said that when the individuals got inside, the suspects confronted (Pop Smoke), who was in the shower naked.” Pop Smoke apparently decided to fight back the intruders when the 15-year-old suspect shot him in the chest. The group was hell-bent on getting their hands on Smoke’s jewelry and his luxury timepiece. 


What really happened on the day of murder?

NY Daily News reported that detective Christian Carrasco testified on Thursday, May 6, giving a first detailed account of what really went down on the day Pop Smoke was killed. According to Carrasco, the ‘Mood Swings’ hitmaker shared the Air Bnb with a woman who recalled witnessing a group of men coming in from a balcony accessible by a backyard staircase. Carrasco said that the woman revealed, one of the men shouted at her while pointing out the gun to her forehead, “Shut the f--k up. Do you want to die?” The detective further cited, “She heard a struggle coming from the shower area and heard Mr. Jackson screaming. Mr. Jackson ran out of the bathroom and then she heard a loud pop and [heard] Mr. Jackson fall to the ground” adding “Two other individuals began to kick him.”

Speaking on the new details, a visibly upset Pop Smoke’s mother Audrey Jackson told NY Daily News, “I didn’t know any of this. It’s all new. I just knew my boy was gone. Now it really feels like he’s not coming back.”  She further stated, “I don’t know what I thought being here would do. I thought something would happen that would help me feel differently. But to hear they kicked him when he was down. It’s so disrespectful and dishonorable. There was no honor in this. And the irony in this is that those same kids are the kids he said he made music for” adding, “There need to be consequences, sufficient consequences. But as a people, we have work to do. Our children are killing each other. This just makes absolutely no sense to me.”


‘Pop Smoke was set up’

Pop Smoke’s elder brother, Obasi Jackson, also took to his Instagram account saying that something was off about this case. “Somethings not right about this case! The info not matching and ppl moving crazy. Bashar on God we getting to the bottom of it I'm sorry da real wasn't with you. I'm sorry you said ni**as would shoot back and they didn't. I'm sorry you thought ni**as would fight for you and they're not even doing that in death. It seems you were more valuable alive. Everybody gets mad when I speak up cause it threatens [their] position in this gang s**t. Since you been away pop, people's love have been M.I.A."

Pop Smoke fans stormed Twitter as soon as the horrific details emerged. Adding up all the possible clues, a majority of them concluded that the rapper’s murder was a setup. Speaking on the same lines, one said, “They set pop smoke up that wasn’t a standard home invasion, man caught him in the bathroom shot him and kicked him on the ground. Someone set him up.” Another posted, “Man that Pop Smoke killing so wild. The shooter was 15.”

The next one tried joining all the dots and said, “The newly released details from the Pop Smoke trial are very much pointing to a setup. They just so happened to pull up when he was in the shower? Through the balcony? And shorty that was with him had a gun pointed to her head then they decided nah let’s leave her alone?” One shared, “These details surrounding Pop Smokes murder case are so bogus, it was a drill and he was set up by the girl just listen to the 911 call.” One added, “The story about pop smoke just doesn’t add up. i’m really getting set up vibes from it.” Others concluded, “Pop smoke was set up, how was they able to know when to break in? right when he's in the shower Slightly frowning face that BI**H who "had a gun to her head" had some to do w it.”