Pop Smoke mural vandalized in Brooklyn
A fresco of Pop Smoke was degraded in his hometown of Canarsie, Brooklyn. On Wednesday (December 28), a screenshot began making the rounds on social media, which shows said mural — located on the side of a deli store at 8125 Flatlands Ave — vandalized with the hand-painted message. bomb “Woo K.”
Los Angeles-based Hattas Studios was commissioned to create Pop Smoke‘s sprawling mural just months after the rapper passed away. The artist collective also created an artwork showing the drill star alongside his late peers, King Von and Nipsey Hussle.
As Previously reported by REVOLT, vandals damaged Pop Smoke’s grave in Green-Wood Cemetery last year. The NYPD responded to a break-in at this location to find the rapper’s marble slab had been smashed. A black concrete slab was also removed from his grave, confirming that the troublemakers managed to break into his grave.
Pop Smoke – real name Bashar Jackson – was tragically shot during a Hollywood Hills Airbnb home invasion in 2020. He was quickly transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood, where he was declared dead. According to testimony provided by LAPD Detective Carlos Camacho, the entertainer was shot and killed by a 15 year old, who raided the residence with four other people. Camacho also said the intruders were looking for a Cuban link chain but could only find his Rolex which was later sold for $2,000.
Pop SmokeAudrey Jackson’s mother spoke to the Daily News following the aforementioned revelation:
“I didn’t know any of this. It’s brand new. I just knew my boy was gone. Now I really feel like he’s not coming back. I don’t know what I thought being here would do. I thought something would happen that would help me feel different. But to hear that they kicked him when he was down. It is so disrespectful and dishonorable.