Today's New York Times has a feature on the "Last Days Of Pop Smoke", in which they talked to 18 people who knew the later Brooklyn rapper.
Among them was 50 Cent, who spoke on his first meeting with Pop.
"The experience was a little weird. Because when I first started talking to him in the office, I was watching and he would look down at his telephone. He was typing at the same time. And there was a point where I’m like, is he listening? I got up so I can kind of see what he was doing, and when I got to the other side of the table, he wasn’t not paying attention to me, he was just writing what I said down. Dead serious."
During the chat, 50 warned Pop about hanging out with criminals and told him that who he thought were his friends weren't really his friends and were looking to exploit him.
Not that long after meeting 50, Pop would be gunned down in Los Angeles. The crime is still unsolved.
"What you see when you talk to me is what happens when you get rich. What happened to Pop is what happens when you die trying," 50 concluded.