Rapper Silento arrested over the murder of his cousin


DeKalb County police said in a statement on Twitter that the 23-year-old rapper whose legal name is Ricky Hawk was arrested in that suburb of Atlanta.

Rapper Silento, known for the viral song Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae), has been charged with the murder of his cousin, police in the USA state of Georgia said.

He's now being held in DeKalb County Jail.

Police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution today: "However, after a thorough investigation, DKPD detectives identified Hawk as Rooks' cousin, and the person responsible for Rooks' murder".

Officers found Rooks suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in an Atlanta area roadway on January 21, according to the DeKalb County Police Department (DKPD).

Rooks was found lying on a road with multiple gunshot wounds. He was arrested twice in one week in August on domestic violence and gun charges in California.

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The statement didn't elaborate on the circumstances of the death or Hawk's arrest. He was being held without bond late Monday, jail records showed.

A month earlier he was was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

He was subsequently released on bail.

"Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)' rose to number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart".

He's been releasing music ever since - and his most recent release, Swish, was released on 28 January 2021.

LADbible has contacted Silento's reps for comment regarding the murder charge.

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