Before his tragic death, Pop Smoke was on January 17 arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport on a federal charge of interstate transport of a stolen vehicle. The charge has now been dropped.
This week, the formality was confirmed in court documents. While the judge involved must still sign off following the government’s move to dismiss the January 2020 indictment, the charge has now been effectively dropped.
“Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family, friends and fans, as we mourn this loss together,” a Republic Records rep said when first confirming the news.
Pop Smoke reportedly met with the owner of the Rolls-Royce which had an estimated worth of $375,000 at a recording studio in Los Angeles in the month of November.
Both parties agreed that Pop Smoke could use the car for one of his upcoming videos. In exchange, the rapper would provide the owner VIP treatment at a future show.
The owner of the car reportedly asked Pop Smoke to return the car the next day but he failed to do so, which lead the owner to track the car using GPS to a location in Arizona and reported it stolen to the authorities.
The rapper was tragically shot and killed in February, has been dropped.
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