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Pop Smoke's Death & Boosie Badazz's Transphobic Comments

HIPHOPDX – This week in Hip Hop, rising star Pop Smoke was shot and killed in Los Angeles. Also, Boosie Badazz caught heat over comments about Dwyane Wade’s transgender daughter and Birdman explained what it means for Drake to have an unlimited budget.

Brooklyn’s Pop Smoke was murdered at a Hollywood Hills home on Wednesday morning (February 19). Authorities say two masked men broke into the residence. At some point, multiple shots were fired, killing the 20-year-old artist.

Though rumors spread about Pop’s best friend Mike “Mike Dee” Durodola allegedly setting him up, Mike Dee quickly came forward to dispel any notion of playing a role in his cohort’s murder.

Redman, The Game, Juicy J, Chance The Rapper, YBN Cordae, Freddie Gibbs and many more took to social media to pay their respect to the late Pop Smoke.

Blueface posted his own tribute to the fallen Brooklyn native along with a warning for artists who come to Los Angeles.

“People think Cali/LA is beautiful sunny palm trees,” he wrote on Instagram. “Niggas die here every single day. I recommend any artist coming this way to get in touch wit the right natives just to keep you up to speed. Soon as you relax an think it’s cool this way that’s when they strike.”

Dwyane Wade opened up about his 12-year-old child’s transgender journey during an interview with Good Morning America on Tuesday (February 18), prompting a reaction from the outspoken Boosie Badazz.

“I gotta say something about this shit,” Boosie said on Instagram. “Dwyane Wade, you’ve gone too fucking far, bro. That is a male. A 12-year-old. At 12, they don’t even know what they next meal gonna be. They don’t have shit figured out yet. He might meet a woman at 16 and fall in love with her, but his dick be gone.”

His comments caused him to get dragged on social media and kicked out of Planet Fitness.

Published on: Feb 23, 2020, 3:00 PM

by Cherise Johnson

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