Pop Smoke’s older brother, Obasi Jackson, has spoken out on new details regarding the rapper’s murder. It was revealed that a 15 year-old juvenile shot and killed the popular New York artist after the preliminary hearing for one of Pop’s alleged killers.
On Friday afternoon (May 7), Obasi shared an image on his Instagram page, hinting that Pop Smoke’s crew did him dirty, which reads:
Somethings not right about this case! The info not matching and ppl moving crazy. Bashar on God we getting to the bottom of it I’m sorry da real wasn’t with you. I’m sorry you said niggas would shoot back and they didn’t.
I’m sorry you thought nighas would fight for you and they’re not even doing that in death. It seems you were more valuable alive. Everybody gets mad when I speak up cause it threatens [their] position in this gang shit. Since you been away pop, people’s love have been M.I.A.
In the caption, Obasi clarified how he felt he should have warned his brother about the gang life and how in death, Pop’s legacy wasn’t given the proper respect.
On God we gon figure this out @realpopsmoke I tried to warn you bout this gang sh*t… I should’ve tried harder. It’s not fair how they doing you and I’m not allowing people to say they love you without proper recognition to you or the family!!! #period #rippopsmoke #courtcase #movingfunny #thistooshallpass #popsmoke #bigwoo
During a hearing on Thursday (May 6), Los Angeles Police Department detective Christian Carrasco gave a timeline of events leading up to Pop’s murder during a home invasion in February of 2020.
According to Carrasco, Pop was in the shower when four assailants broke in through a second-floor window of the Airbnb he was renting in the Hollywood Hills. Pop was shot once and lay on the ground at the time when the intruders began kicking him. Ultimately, he was shot multiple times in the torso and died of his injuries at Los Angeles Cedar Sinai hospital.