The ripple effects of Pop Smoke’s murder have continued to impact the rap community. The rising artist was shot and killed in a Hollywood Hills home on Wednesday morning (February 19) around 4:30 a.m. local time.
Hours after Redman, Juicy J, The Game and a slew of other high profile artists took their shock to social media, 50 Cent and Nicki Minaj have weighed in, suggesting jealously played a role in his murder.
“No such thing as success with out jealousy,” 50 wrote alongside a photo of himself with the burgeoning rapper. “Treachery comes from those who are close. R.i.P.”