Pop Smoke’s Parents Star In Heart-Wrenching PSA About Gun Violence

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Pop Smoke's Parents

Pop Smoke‘s parents have connected with the Brooklyn Borough President and the Entertainers For Education Alliance – I WILL GRADUATE organization to present a new public service announcement.

The PSA, called, “Gun Violence Destroys Families,” is being promoted to mark first anniversary of the beloved rap star’s death. Words can’t express the trauma that Min. Audrey and Mr. Greg Jackson have had to face as parents of the late “Enter the Woo” chart-topper. 

But within the 60 seconds allotted for the PSA, the Brooklyn couple heartbreakingly draws attention to gun violence and how it took their son, Bashar Barakah Jackson from them.

His mother’s voice cracks as she shares memories and moments selfishly snatched from her. 

She says;

“On February 19th, at 4:00 AM, a gun was used to take my son from me. You know him as Pop Smoke, we called him ‘Shar.’ Because of gun violence, I’ll never see my son run up the front of our steps, taking them two at a time; he won’t ever take my hands again and dance with me; he won’t come into my room and muscle pose in the mirror. Gun violence destroys families. It must stop.”

Last year, the emerging artist was on top of the world until four masked assailants crept into his California AirBNB and took his life. 

Though the gunmen have been charged with murder, there seems to be no justice that can suffice or heal his family, friends, and fans.

Like the campaign says, “gun violence destroys families.”

One way, as there is no clear answer, to deter gun violence is to create community programming for young people — to shift them from gang culture to life culture.  

Entertainers for Education Alliance Program believes that more youth development programs in our communities are the first step. Support organizations so that no more parents will have to appear in another commercial like this.

  1. Prince ntuli -

    Rest in peace, we all miss him

  2. Yanco shar -

    RIP Pop Always be in our hearts

  3. Mickey -

    RIP, may his soul rest in perfect peace, amen.

  4. Yusuf -

    Rip man, so sad that you’re gone.

  5. pop sighn -

    pop smoke the best

    1. salihu abdullahi -

      May his soul rest in perfect peace

  6. prouspar -

    RIP, you are a true legend

  7. youngtek -

    RIP pop forever in my heart

  8. Benjamin -

    For ever in our heart, love you bro.

  9. Rose flower -

    Love you pop smoke

  10. Amorite -

    Legends lives forever, you not be forgotten mahn

  11. Diamond -

    RIP the best rapper pop smoke️

  12. Antwi Christopher -

    Rip Pop smoke, I’m your greatest fan


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