News

Pop Smoke Was Dealing With Gang Issues Days Before His Death

By HHL JT
pixel_start

Days before he was killed in a Hollywood home invasion that the authorities now believe was a targetted hit, Pop Smoke was supposed to play a show at Kings Theatre in his hometown of Brooklyn.

He canceled the show and told his fans the police had shut it down.  "Unfortunately NYPD wouldn't let me perform," he wrote on Instagram. According to TMZ, that's not really what happened.  They say Smoke made the decision to pull the plug on the show himself because he was concerned there might be gang members in the audience.

As he pointed out on his first two mixtapes, Meet the Woo and Meet the Woo 2, Smoke was affiliated with the Woos, a Brooklyn gang collective who the authorities say are involved in a nihilist knock out game with rival collective the Choos.

Earlier this month, the Brooklyn DA arrested 34 Woos and Choos in connection with 13 shootings.

 

So far, there is no public evidence tying Smoke's death in California to gang issues back home.

pixel_end
Posted In: News Pop Smoke

Discuss

News Young Thug Explains Why He Won't Let Lil Uzi Vert Inside His House Young Thug Explains Why He Won't Let Lil Uzi Vert Inside His House / News News Black Thought Suggests Jay-Z Ducked A Cypher With Him, Nas & Eminem Black Thought Suggests Jay-Z Ducked A Cypher With Him, Nas & Eminem / News News 50 Cent Clowns Diddy & Kevin Hart For Their COVID-19 Hair 50 Cent Clowns Diddy & Kevin Hart For Their COVID-19 Hair / News News Pop Smoke 911 Murder Call Released Pop Smoke 911 Murder Call Released / News News Maino Enters 50 Cent's Tekashi 6ix9ine Sparked Beef With Jim Jones Maino Enters 50 Cent's Tekashi 6ix9ine Sparked Beef With Jim Jones / News News 2 Chainz Dismisses Fabolous As a Rapper with "Girl Records" 2 Chainz Dismisses Fabolous As a Rapper with "Girl Records" / News