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As the one year anniversary of the untimely passing of Pop Smoke quickly approaches, the late rapper’s brother Obasi Jackson opens up about the unfortunate and tragic moment that cut the budding artist’s life short.
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Speaking with Taraji P. Henson on Facebook Watch’s ‘Peace Of Mind’ sneak, Jackson emotionally reveals his struggle to understand how his brother could have been without proper protection, which led to Smoke being gun-downed during a Los Angeles home invasion on February 19, 2020. “All of that stuff he went through, it was just—there was a time when he went through a situation where people would put him down and count him out. There was a lot of threats on his life because of that” Jackson shares with Henson. “People were trying to figure out where the threats were coming from. I didn’t think that anybody would do that and it’s just a lot that goes into it.”
Jackson goes on to speak on the importance of mental health and he questions when gun violence will cease, acknowledging the murders of the late King Von and Nipsey Hussle.