Celebrity / 19-02-2020

Pop Smoke's final moments - rapper tweeted within minutes of being shot during burglary

Pop Smoke was scrolling through Twitter replying to memes in his final moments before masked thugs broke in and shot him

Pop Smoke sent out a tweet within minutes of the burglary that saw him shot and killed aged just 20.

The American rapper, real name Bashar Barakah Jackson, used his Twitter account to reply to a meme on the app with laughing face emojis.

He also replied to a viral TikTok video with star emojis, showing he was likely just relaxing at home flicking through his timeline.

The timing did not go unnoticed by his fans, who have replied to his final tweets commenting on how sad the situation is.

Pop Smoke's final moments - rapper tweeted within minutes of being shot during burglary

Rapper Pop Smoke was shot by masked thugs in his Hollywood home

One wrote: 'Bro was on Twitter 28 minutes before dudes ran in his crib and took his life. Life is cold blooded.'

'He was literally on twitter 25 min before his death :( that’s crazy he was just tweeting and they broke in his home.....' added another.

'He literally got shot like right after this tweet that crazy ..' wrote a third.

His fans pointed out how soon his last tweet was before his death

TMZ reports Jackson died after two masked thugs broke into his home in Hollywood in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The men fired multiple shots, critically wounding Pop Smoke before fleeing on foot.

The rapper was reportedly rushed by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was later pronounced dead.

The star was posting on Instagram shortly before his death

He was best known for track Welcome to the Party, released in April last year, which became a viral hit and was remixed by Nicki Minaj and Skepta.

It was the lead single of Pop's debut mixtape Meet the Woo which was released in July.

Earlier this month, Pop Smoke released his second mixtape, Meet the Woo 2 , which reached Number Eight on the latest Rolling Stone albums chart, amassing 37 million streams.

The rapper also featured on Travis Scott's 2019 track Gatti.

In an interview earlier this year, Pop spoke of his plans for the future as he reflected on his rise.

“This rapping is just another step in my life," he told XXL earlier. "There's no telling what I might do after this. I'll probably open up a store or some s***."

Hours before he died, Pop posted snaps of him living it up by a pool in Beverley Hills, California, to his Instagram.

He also shared multiple videos of fans listening to his music.

19-02-2020 11:00, source: irishmirror, by James Foster
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