Pop Smoke's Gravesite In Brooklyn Destroyed, Suspects Tried To Drag Casket Out
| LAST UPDATE 09/14/2021
Pop Smoke is often viewed as a champion of Canarsie, Brooklyn, even helping to shape his city's signature drill hip-hop style. However, authorities recently discovered his BK gravesite smashed to bits.
Pop Smoke was laid to rest at Brooklyn's 478-acre Green-Wood Cemetery in March 2020 after being killed during a botched home invasion near Los Angeles. He was 20 years old.
His funeral procession in Canarsie aka "The Flossy" went viral, as hundreds of fans and community members, as well as 50 Cent, paid their respects.
But that respect for Pop Smoke was disturbed over the weekend when police responded to an act of vandalism at his gravesite. His marble headstone, engraved with his name Bashar Barakah Jackson, had been destroyed, and shattered stone and flowers were scattered across the larger mausoleum.
TMZ reports the perpetrators may have even made their way inside Pop's underground tomb and tried dragging out his casket. Drag marks were left on the ground next to smoked joints. The total damage amounts to around $500, according to TMZ. So far, no arrests have been made.
Hopefully, the cops can figure out who's responsible for such vile behavior. It took LA authorities five months to find and charge Pop's suspected murderers, including a pair of teens aged 17 and 15.
Prosecutors were originally seeking the death penalty for the two adults in the case, though they later changed their approach.
Pop earned his second posthumous #1 album back in July with 'Faith,' which sold 88,000 units in its first week and features rappers from Pusha T to 21 Savage.
His debut album released a year earlier, 'Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon,' achieved the biggest posthumous #1 chart debut since Michael Jackson in 2009.