Brooklyn, NY – 22gz has sent his condolences to the late Pop Smoke’s family, despite the preexisting beef between the two Brooklyn rappers.

22gz – who claims he originated the Brooklyn Drill sound Pop Smoke also represented – took to Twitter to share his message.

“All beef aside, I feel sorry for boy,” he wrote. “This type of stuff is the reason I move with who I move with and move the way we move. Becoming another casualty isn’t that plan for any of us. Sleep in peace to homie. May his family find peace in all of this madness.”

22Gz, who is signed to Kodak Black’s Sniper Gang label, reiterated the sincerity of his message to Pop’s family amid some of the negativity from fans.

Idk about y’all,” he added. “But I’m about growth and development. Not dissing black men who die from senseless violence. So please keep the negative comments to yourself please! #FreeKodak;”

Last October, 22gz, Pop Smoke, Casanova, Sheff G and Don Q were removed from the Rolling Loud Festival lineup at the request of the New York City Police Department. In a letter to the organizers, the NYPD cited concerns over a “higher risk of violence” as the reason for their request.

The investigation into Pop Smoke’s murder is still ongoing. Surveillance footage of the incident reportedly suggests he may have been the victim of a targeted hit, instead of – as originally believed – a botched robbery.

The tapes have yet to be made public.

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