Pop Smoke’s Mother Responds to Pop’s Gravesite Being Vandalized
Pop Smoke's mother has spoken out following the horrific act of vandalism that was recently done to her son's gravesite.
On Monday (Sept. 13), the late rapper's mother, Audrey Jackson, shared an Instagram carousel post calling out the culprits who vandalized her son's resting place in Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery.
"So, chips leftover from either them trying to break in or from it being fixed to at least have it covered," Jackson said in a video while holding marble debris from Pop Smoke's crypt. "But this was unnecessary, whoever you are."
She captioned the post: "Whoever you are, you have my attention. Now what!?"
In another IG post, Pop's mom posted a video of the rhymer's father sweeping up broken pieces of marble from his son's once-defaced gravesite.
A follow-up IG post contained a still image of Pop Smoke's resting place, which does not feature any engraving of his name, date of birth or death, but has a plan slab of marble instead. There are also pictures of Pop's mother kneeling near his resting place with blue flowers.
Pop's vandalized grave was discovered on Saturday (Sept. 11). Pictures on the internet, first shared by TMZ, showed his gravesite, which looked like it had been pried open and chipped marble surrounded the area. Pop Smoke's casket may have been dragged out onto the ground because there were scrape marks that led from the tomb.
Pop Smoke was shot and killed during a home invasion at a rented mansion in the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles on Feb. 19, 2020. Five people were arrested in connection to his murder last July, including two minors. One of the teens, who is currently incarcerated for the rapper's death but hasn't been tried or convicted yet, revealed that the rapper was allegedly shot over a diamond watch.
Pop's posthumous debut album, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, is currently No. 16 on the Billboard 200 chart while his sophomore effort, Faith, is No. 86.