Audrey Jackson, mother to the late Pop Smoke, tended to her son’s gravesite after vandals defaced it over the weekend.
“We cleaned up,” she captioned an Instagram photo of her kneeling by his grave. “We sat and talked to each other and to him.”
Jackson previously posted a photo of the grave with the caption, “Whoever you are, you have my attention. Now what!?”
Cleopatra Bernard, mother of the late XXXTentacion, offered her own condolences in the comments. “I’m so sorry,” Bernard wrote. “People are sick.”
On Sunday, TMZ reported that Pop Smoke’s gravesite in Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery had been badly vandalized. Photos showed images of Smoke’s broken marble plaque, which had been engraved with his birth name, Bashar Barakah Jackson. A witness told TMZ they discovered the damaged site early Saturday morning, and immediately alerted security. There were reportedly drag marks outside the rapper’s crypt, which indicates the vandals may have tried to pull something out of the tomb, perhaps even the rapper’s casket itself.
Law enforcement sources later told TMZ the NYPD responded to the defaced cemetery around 2 p.m. on Saturday, and they believed the crypt was damaged sometime between 2:30 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday. They said the total damage so far is at least $500 and no arrests have been made in the ongoing investigation.