Seriously, people will not allow Pop Smoke to rest in peace. After vandalizing the late hip hop artist’s grave in September 2021 (outlaws attempted to remove Smoke’s coffin), now miscreants have smeared the “Don’t Know Em” rapper’s mural in Brooklyn, New York with spray paint.
Images of the tainted mural — which is situated in Canarsie (Brooklyn) at 8125 Flatlands Ave. — surfaced Wednesday (December 28) on the web. The painted writing seemed to portray the lingo “Woo K,” which the internet is saying means “Woo Killer.” It appears the taggers didn’t deflower Pop Smoke‘s face, but instead sprayed over the image adjacent to him. The caption on a photo in an Instagram Story displaying the blemished wall painting read: “Word to my dead yall niccas are mad childish like wtf.”
After Pop Smoke was gunned down in February 2020 in the Hollywood Hills, five months later Hattas Public Murals crafted the mural for the deceased rapper in Brooklyn. While debuting his work, Hattas posted on Instagram: “Our hearts go out to the family, friends and fans of the late and beloved Pop Smoke. Much love to you all. And thank you to the community of #Canarsie for your overwhelming support as we painted this memorial mural. We are humbled and honored.”
Audrey Jackson, Pop Smoke‘s mom, posted on Instagram next to a photograph of the plundered mural: “This was unnecessary, whoever you are. Whoever you are, you have my attention. Now what!?” Since the rapper’s murder, four men have been charge in the crime which include an alleged 15-year-old triggerman. Authorities say their motive was to pilfer the “DIOR” spitter’s Cuban link chain and diamond-encrusted Rolex.
Corey Walker, 21, a suspect in Pop‘s murder, supposedly admitted to a cellmate that he and the assailants discovered the rapper’s whereabouts from his social media.
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