Audrey Jackson, the mother of rapper Bashar Barakah Jackson, known professionally as Pop Smoke, reflects on her son’s legacy a year after his tragic death.
As you remember, the rising Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed at the home he was renting in the Hollywood Hills. He was 20.
A year after Pop Smoke was shot to death at the age of 20, mother Jackson was a guest at ‘The Breakfast Club’ on Friday and talked about her son’s legacy.
Jackson said she was very painful about her son’s success after his death. Saying that he listens to the Breakfast Club every day, Jackson said this moment must have been his.
Here’s what Audrey Jackson said:
“It’s very painful. He should be here with you… at ‘The Breakfast Club’ he would listen to you all every day. He sat in the kitchen at the table, played you all. This should have been his moment.”
Audrey Jackson continued and added that she can’t listen to his son’s music after his death or any music:
“Because that was our connection. That was our thing. We danced together, we sang together. Our relationship was around music in our household… It is difficult, it really is painful and it’s not getting easier, it’s getting harder.”
She also added about her son’s murdering
“It’s neither place. They’ve done something and there should be some sort of repercussion for what they’ve done. But my brain goes to their households that have been disturbed. Mine has been damaged, but their moms and their dads, too, have had some stuff. It’s not about forgiveness, per se, but just kind of understanding the dynamics of what’s going on.”
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