Five people have been arrested in connection with the death of rapper Pop Smoke who was killed during a suspected robbery in February.
Three men, two of them under the age of 18, have been taken into custody by the Los Angles Police Department five months after the death of the 20-year-old rapper whose real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson.
According to police the rapper was killed during a home invasion at a Hollywood Hills residence.
The arrests come a week after Pop Smoke's debut album Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon was released.
LAPD Detectives have arrested three adult males & two juvenile males related to the Feb 19th murder of Bashar Jackson, a New York based rapper known as Pop Smoke. We will provide further details as they become available.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 9, 2020
Universal Music Group had planned to release the album last month, but instead, released the single Make It Rain, with an executive explaining the delay was 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."