Auto Theft Charges Dropped Against Late Rapper Pop Smoke

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Auto theft charges against late rapper, Pop Smoke, have been dropped months after his death.

Pop Smoke was charged last January with stealing a $375,000 black Rolls Royce that he used in a video shoot before he allegedly drove it back to his Brooklyn home.

Following his arrest, he was released on a $250,000 bond.

During an interview, he denied the vehicle owner's claims that he stole the car.

"Foolishness. I'll tell you later," Smoke told Angie Martinez. "But just know... But you know, it's cap. We gon' keep it like that. But just know! Man, look at me man."

According to reports, Pop Smoke had borrowed the Rolls Royce for a music video in California, according to an indictment and a law enforcement official. The Roll-Royce Wraith was borrowed for the video back in November, then he reportedly had the luxury vehicle transported to New York without permission. 

The vehicle was reported missing by the driver and has since been returned to them after they found the car parked outside the home of Pop Smoke's mother in the Canarsie area of Brooklyn. Police say he changed the license plate and had the windows tinted.

Sadly, however, the rapper was later gunned down in a home invasion during his visit to Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles.