Pop Smoke was murdered during a home invasion while he was staying at Teddi Mellencamp’s rental home on February 19th, 2020. His legacy lives on in the hearts of his fans. A mural honoring the late Pop Smoke was recently defaced using spray paint in Brooklyn, New York.

Recently, photos of the damaged mural, which is located at 8125 Flatlands Ave. in Brooklyn’s Canarsie neighborhood, appeared online. The spray paint looked to spell out “Woo K,” which stood for “Woo Killer.” It appears that the attackers did not damage Pop’s actual portrait, but rather the image next to him.

An Instagram Story photo surfaced of the tarnished mural. The caption read: “Word to my dead yall niccas are mad childish like wtf.” Hattas Public Murals created the Brooklyn artwork five months after Pop Smoke was shot and died in the Hollywood Hills in February 2020.

Our hearts go out to the family, friends and fans of the late and beloved Pop Smoke. Much love to you all. And thank you to the community of #Canarsie for your overwhelming support as we painted this memorial mural. We are humbled and honored.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time vandals have defaced Pop Smoke tributes. Last September, the late rapper’s grave was destroyed, with the crooks attempting to take Smoke’s casket. You can check out the Instagram Story photo below.

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