Pop Smoke – Charges Related To Stolen Rolls Royce Dropped Against Late Rapper
Charges have been dropped against Canarsie, Brooklyn-born rapper Pop Smoke who was fatally shot and killed inside a multi-million dollar home in the Hollywood Hills earlier this year. The 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Bashar Jackson, was previously charged with transporting a stolen Rolls Royce across state lines.
Charges were dropped against Pop Smoke on Monday (April 20). An official said the owner of the 2019 Rolls-Royce Wraith, which is worth $375,000, lent Pop Smoke the car to use in a music video in Los Angeles in January. The car was supposed to be returned the next day, but it was not, so the owner reported it stolen to the LAPD. A source told WABC New York that the car was driven across the country on a flatbed and was located outside of the rapper’s home in Brooklyn.
It was previously reported that the rapper was shot and killed in a robbery gone wrong in February. According to law enforcement, Pop Smoke was inside a Hollywood Hills home rented from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave.
No suspects have been named in the case, but authorities have said the incident could be gang-related.
Since his passing, rapper 50 cent has vowed to finish Pop Smoke’s album.