Amelia Rose, the woman who was present when rapper Pop Smoke was killed, recounted a horrific story of the Brooklyn rapper’s murder on the first episode of WE TV’s Hip Hop Homicides, which aired earlier this month.
Rose was with the rapper when he was shot during a home invasion in February 2020. Rose recalls Pop walking upstairs to use the restroom in the Hollywood Hills house he was renting at the time for host Van Lathan.
According to Amelia Rose, she was scared when the four burglars stormed into the house a short while later, brandishing a gun at her.
“Pop said he was going upstairs. I’m sitting on the bed and I’m starting to take off my clothes, and he said: ‘OK, I’ll come back,’” she recalled. “He was going to the restroom and so these were his last words.”
This moment, it was like a couple seconds and I hear the noise,” Rose continued as she described hearing a sliding glass door open into the second-story bedroom. “The guy was in the mask and his gun was like… ‘Look at me,’ you know? His eyes made me so scared. They run to the restroom. Pop screamed, ‘What?!’”
Amelia Rose continued to relive with tears in her eyes how Pop Smoke had been dragged from the bathroom by the armed intruders and how, following a little ruckus, she had heard the fatal gunshot.
In another part of the episode,Rose speaking for the first about the murder of Pop Smoke on Hip Hop Homicide acknowledged that she has problems falling asleep at night and that she is still in disbelief that she survived the home invasion that killed the 20-year-old rapper.
Pop Smoke was slain during a home invasion in Los Angeles on February 19, 2020.
According to Daily News, a 15-year-old boy fatally shot the 20-year-old New York rapper in order to steal his diamond-encrusted Rolex and Cuban-link Chain.
The killer allegedly sold Pop Smoke’s Watch for $2,000, according to the report.
Four persons were caught and charged with Pop Smoke’s murder a few months after his death, including Corey Walker, 21, Keandre Rodgers, and two underage teens whose identities were not revealed due to their age.
Hip Hop Homicides is a new series produced by 50 Cent that delves at the murders of prominent rappers.