Quavo Shares Regret Over Pop Smoke’s Death: If I Was Around I Could’ve Done Something
Migos rapper Quavo (Real name, Quavious Marshall) says he mentored late rapper Pop Smoke on everything a young hip-hop star should know except for one thing: property. The two had previously spent time together, with Quavo even being featured on Pop Smoke’s posthumous album, “Shoot For the Stars, Aim For the Moon.” Quavo issued this message to his friend on Instagram:
“Miss You Bro U Did It Tho!! Album Tuff Af Young N*gga AIM FOR THE STARS SHOOT FOR THE MOON @realpopsmoke #WooForever”
In February of this year, Pop Smoke was ambushed in a home invasion while he was staying at a Beverly Hills rental mansion, owned by “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Teddi Mellencamp. Quavo said he feels that the young Brooklyn native was in a rush to live the glamorous life. In a recent Complex tribute, Quavo said:
“As soon as Pop got on, he was ready to fly private and sh*t. So I let him know he needed to take it one step at a time, because this game will swallow you when you get to splurging. I just told him, ‘Man, you’ve got to take your time. I went from coach to first class to a jet plane, and it was all through years of growing and money managing.’ I had to talk to him on some big-brother-type sh*t. They call me Uncle Huncho, so I just try to lead people in the right way.”
He continued, stating that telling him about Airbnbs could’ve helped him.
“…we just started talking about life, girls, and what comes with the fame: jewelry, cars, and houses. I feel like I missed that one. I ain’t put him up on game about the Airbnbs and stuff like that. I feel like I would have helped him. Nobody’s got a timeline on their schedule, so you can’t even say that, but I just miss my bro. I felt like if I was around, or near the spot, I could have done something. I don’t want nothing to happen to my partners who I’ve been around and who I’ve given advice to. That’s my guy, man. I miss my boy.”
Continued thoughts and prayers are extended to the family and friends of the young rapper.