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Rapper Pop Smoke shot dead at LA home

By AAP Newswire

US rapper Pop Smoke has been shot dead at his home in the Hollywood Hills by two masked men who broke into his house.

The men allegedly fired multiple shots after breaking in early on Wednesday morning. The 20-year-old was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was pronounced dead.

"We are devastated by the unexpected and tragic loss of Pop Smoke," said a rep for Republic Records. "Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family, friends and fans, as we mourn this loss together."

The rapper, best known for singles Welcome to the Party and Dior, released his first mixtape Welcome to the Woo last July, and has collaborated with artists including Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott.

His second mixtape, Meet the Woo 2, was released this month. It debuted at Number 7 on Billboard's Top 200 chart.

Pop Smoke was scheduled to begin a month-long North American tour on March 2, and then perform in England in April.