Pop Smoke Arrested for Allegedly Transporting Stolen Rolls-Royce - EpicNews

Rising Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke was arrested Friday on federal costs of transporting a stolen car, the New York Times experiences. The rapper was arrested at John F. Kennedy airport in New York Metropolis upon getting back from Paris Trend Week.

Pop Smoke, actual title Bashar Jackson, is accused of transporting a stolen black Rolls-Royce that he reportedly borrowed for a music video shoot in California. The automotive, price about $375,000, was allegedly moved throughout the nation to New York on a flatbed truck.

Final November, Jackson posted a photograph of himself with the stolen automotive on social media, and whereas the photograph has been faraway from Instagram, as of publication, it’s nonetheless up on Facebook. A month in the past, investigators reportedly tracked the automotive to Jackson’s mother and father’ home within the Canarsie space of Brooklyn, and located the license plate on the Rolls had been modified and the home windows had been tinted. The automotive has since been returned to its proprietor.

A consultant for Pop Smoke didn’t instantly return Rolling Stone‘s request for remark.

Within the final 12 months, Pop Smoke has grow to be one of the buzzed about rappers out of New York, releasing his debut mixtape, Welcome to the Woo final Summer season. Extra lately he collaborated with Travis Scott and his group Jackboys on their song, “Gatti.”

However Pop Smoke’s rise has been rattled by different run-ins with the regulation. Most notably, Jackson was one among 5 rappers forced off the bill at Rolling Loud’s New York Metropolis cease final October after the pageant organizers acquired a letter from the New York Police Division claiming he and the opposite performers had been “related to latest acts of violence citywide” and offered “public security considerations.”

Pop Smoke, particularly, had lately been launched from a diversion program stemming from a weapons cost that has since been dismissed.

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