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Pop Smoke’s family cleans his gravesite following weekend vandalism


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Vandals seriously damaged destroyed Pop Smoke‘s gravesite over the weekend, and on Monday, his family spent the day cleaning the area.

“Whoever you are, you have my attention. Now what!?” his mother, Audrey Jacksonwrote on Instagram with photos and video of the destruction. “We sat and talked to each other and to him,” she added.

TMZ reports that Pop Smoke’s marble plaque, displaying his birth name, Bashar Barakah Jackson, at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, was broken. Police visited the cemetery Sunday afternoon after an employee discovered the crypt was vandalized. Damage is estimated at $500.

The five-time Billboard Music Award winner was shot and killed at age 20 on Feb. 19, 2020 during a home invasion in Los Angeles. Both of his albums, 2020’s Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, and Faith in 2021, which were released after his death, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

Pop is also featured on Kanye West‘s new Donda album, and on September 30, the late rapper will be honored with the Voice of Hope award at the Songs of Hope gala in Los Angeles

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