Silentó, best known for his 2015 hit “Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)”, has been arrested and charged with alleged murder of his cousin, the DeKalb County Police Department confirmed to Variety

The rapper, real name Ricky Hawk, is currently being held in DeKalb County Jail. Silentó officials did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment

The DeKalb County Police Department announced the news in a tweet on Monday, writing: “Today, 23-year-old Ricky Hawk was arrested for the murder of his cousin Frederick Rooks, 34 On January 1st, DeKalb County Police Department investigated Rooks death after being found shot dead at Deep Shoals Circle. Hawk is in DeKalb County Jail, on charges of murder “

Today, 23-year-old Ricky Hawk was arrested for the murder of his cousin Frederick Rooks (34) On January 1st, DeKalb County Police Department investigated Rooks death after being found shot dead at Deep Shoals Circle. Hawk is held in DeKalb County Jail, on charges of murder, #WeAreDKPD BildTwittercom / AfaA8CtXgx

A representative from DeKalb County Police Department said they had a shooting on Jan. January 21 examined at approx 3:30 a.m. after Rooks was found on the street and sustained multiple gunshot wounds Rooks was pronounced dead at the scene

“After a thorough investigation, DKPD detectives identified Hawk as Rooks’ cousin and the person responsible for the Rooks murder,” DeKalb County Police Department said in a statement. “Investigators are still working on the motive to uncover for the shootout ”

Silentó has had legal issues in the past after being arrested in August 2020 for domestic disturbance, arrested again and charged with speeding and reckless driving in October

“Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)” rose to # 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 table. Its last release was the single “Swish” on Jan 28 In October 2020 he also released the album “Skyrolyrics”

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Source: https://variety.com/2021/music/news/silento-arrested-charged-murder-cousin-1234898050/