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Rapper's Final Facebook Posts May Have Made Him a Target

Video revealed Pop Smoke's address
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2020 2:08 AM CST
Updated Feb 20, 2020 6:40 AM CST
Rapper's Final Facebook Post May Have Made Him a Target
This aerial photo taken from video provided by Fox11 News KTTV-TV shows the Hollywood Hills home, center, where Pop Smoke, 20, was shot and killed early Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.   (Fox11 News KTTV-TV via AP)

(Newser) – Rapper Pop Smoke's final posts on social media might have gotten him killed. The up-and-coming 20-year-old was shot dead in a home invasion in Hollywood Hills early Wednesday—hours after he posted a video on Facebook showing himself opening gift bags with the address he was staying at. An earlier post showed the rapper and a friend posing with wads of cash, and fans suspect the posts might have led the killers to the home, NBC reports.

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Sources tell TMZ that two masked men shot Pop Smoke after breaking into the home during a party at around 4:30am. No arrests have been made and no motive has been identified. The rented home is owned by Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, daughter of John Cougar Mellencamp. She expressed her condolences in an Instagram post Wednesday, People reports. (Read more rapper stories.)

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