The Police in Los Angeles has announced on Thursday that five people, two of them juveniles during the Pop Smoke’s posthumous album dropped has been arrested.
According to the Los Angeles Police, in detail, said, “LAPD Detectives have arrested three adult males and two juvenile males related to the Feb 19th murder,” it said in a tweet. “We will provide further details as they become available.”
These arrests come last week on Friday, as Pop Smoke, the release of the album, “Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon.”
Pop Smoke released a single titled “Make It Rain,” which is related to police brutality protests across the country.
“Music is the tool of revolution. We have been watching, along with the rest of the world, as long overdue change starts to take root. We have seen Pop’s music become the soundtrack of the moment, unifying the masses,” Steven Victor, senior vice president at Universal, wrote on Instagram. “Given recent events, we have decided to delay the release of his album out of respect for the movement.”
Pop Smoke performs at a party in New York two weeks before his killing. The Los Angeles police said. Pop Smoke, 20-years, was killed during a home invasion at a Hollywood Hills residence.
Police said we received a call at about 5:25 a.m. PST from “someone back East” who reported that one of their friend’s homes was being broken into and that one of the suspects was armed with a handgun, Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Steve Lurie said at the time.
The officers found that the Pop Smoke was shot. And rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
Although Eyewitnesses told investigators that between two and six people broke into the home, one of them wearing a mask.
The video for the song snared more than 24 million views on YouTube, and hip-hop stars Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill dropped remixes.
“My face, my voice was everywhere, you know what I’m saying?” Pop told the i-D magazine in a December interview. “I knew it was gonna be big when I started seeing my face on billboards.”
“Is Pop Smoke the new king of New York?” — a title generally reserved for the likes of Nas, Jay-Z, and The Notorious B.I.G.