Following the unfortunate news on Wednesday morning of the murder of American rap star, Pop Smoke, born Bashar Jackson at his Hollywood Hills Home, many fans and music lovers have been left shocked.
The murder of the 20 year old rapper is believed to have been carried out by at least 4 men who invaded his home in a robbery attempt.
But more details coming out on what might have led the alleged robbers/killers to his home in the Hollywood hills highlights social media might have played a pivotal role.
The night prior to Pop Smoke’s murder, he made a post on instagram which vividly displayed his home address.
Many netizens have intimated that this might have aided the robbers in locating the home of the rapper who displays money on social media too many times.
Pop Smoke showed his address on Instagram last night. pic.twitter.com/Ez6dDrM9oX
— The Academy Music Business (@BenjaminEnfield) February 19, 2020
The rapper is know to show off on social media, displaying his young wealth and lavish lifestyle, prompting some to say that might have gotten him into the radar of the robbers.
As @BenjaminEnfield of The Academy Music Business writes on Twitter, rich young people should resist the temptation to display their wealth online to prevent being targeted by bad guys.
“Flossing ain’t it. Stay lowkey the world doesn’t care what you have & a few will kill you for it. Be careful of those who tell you to post it to the gram. We love y’all pls be safe in the messed up world. R.I.P. Pop Smoke. Gone far too soon. 20 years old. Rest easy my guy.”