The family of Pop Smoke has finally released a statement, breaking their silence for the first time following his shocking death last month.
"The family of Bashar' Pop Smoke' Jackson would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone for your support. Every prayer, call, and act of kindness is deeply appreciated as we mourn the loss of our son, brother and friend," the statement begins.
"Brooklyn knew him as Bashar. He was educated and nurtured in Brooklyn and his rise to fame all developed from the place he proudly represented. Within the last year, his extraordinary giftedness was revealed to the world, introducing Pop Smoke," the statement continued.
"Unfortunately, there are no public details available regarding the murder of our loved one. We ask for respect and responsible reporting during this critical time. Inaccurate reports only add unnecessary pain to a grieving family."
Pop Smoke was shot and killed in an alleged home invasion in Hollywood Hills in the early hours of February 19. The investigation into his murder is ongoing.