Quavo (who collaborated with Pop Smoke) remembered his late friend via Instagram. "F L Y H I G H W O O @realpopsmoke," he captioned a series of pics, including a screenshot of one of their last text conversations. "Got To Kno This Kid! Very Talented Humble Respectful And Appreciative. Always Ask Questions Big Sponge To Knowledge Fast Learning Young Boss And The Huncho Was Here To Share That Anytime You Called Me! R.I.P ???#MEETTHEWOO."
As previously reported, a rep for the LAPD confirmed to ET that police responded to an emergency call at 4:29 a.m. Wednesday morning after an unknown number of suspects in masks entered a residence and shot a victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased at the hospital.
"We are devastated by the unexpected and tragic loss of Pop Smoke," Republic Records, who Pop Smoke was signed to through Victor Victor Worldwide, shared in a statement to ET. "Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family, friends and fans, as we mourn this loss together."
After finding success with the release of singles like "Christopher Walking" and "Welcome to the Party," Pop Smoke (real name: Bashar Barakah Jackson) had just released his highly anticipated Meet the Woo 2 mixtape earlier this month. It included songs like "Shake the Room" feat. Quavo and "She Got a Thing," and "Invincible." Pop Smoke was also scheduled to go on tour this spring.