Rapper Pop Smoke was laid rest today near his hometown of Brooklyn, NY — and leading up to his burial the late rappers casket was rolled through the streets in a horse-drawn carriage to pay homage to the budding hip-hop star.
In a scene eerily similar to the memorial procession of Nipsey Hussle, Pop Smoke’s body was driven through his neighborhood or Canarsie of the borough, where a huge crowd gathered to pay their respects.
Fans of the rapper posted hundreds of videos and photos from the massive memorial…
In the video, you can see that Smoke’s mentors 50 Cent’s Lamborgini was also a part of the procession after the rapper announced he was producing a posthumous album for the fallen star.
Two horses pulled a white carriage that slowly proceeded through the streets lined with people, and made it’s way back after getting the body to its final resting place.
As you can see, NYPD was on the scene to help with crowd control and helped the funeral procession make its way through the narrow streets. Fans of the rapper walked with the group of luxury cars as they made their way to the funeral.
In several videos of the scene, you can see that fans of the rapper jumped on top of cars and danced to the rapper’s music while blasting it into the streets. In some cases, you can see the atmosphere turned into a party vibe with people drinking and celebrating the young artist’s life.
Pop Smoke’s family held a private ceremony for just family and friends, and this procession was for him to be laid to rest in the Brooklyn cemetery.
As we reported, Pop Smoke was gunned down in what police believed to be a home invasion robbery in Beverly Hills last month. But, law enforcement now believes the killing may have been a targeted hit, after reviewing surveillance cameras and seeing that no one carried anything out of the house after the shooting occurred.
The rapper was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where doctors attempted to save him, but in the end, he succumbed to a gunshot wound to the chest.