Silento Arrested for Murder of His Cousin


Silento (real name: Ricky Hawk) — the Atlanta rapper behind the top five Billboard Hot 100 hit “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” that spawned a viral dance craze back in 2015 — has been arrested for the murder of his cousin, according to DeKalb County Police.

“Today, Ricky Hawk, 23, was arrested for the murder of his cousin Frederick Rooks, 34,” Georgia’s DeKalb County Police Department tweeted on Monday (Feb. 1). “On January 21, the DeKalb County Police Department investigated Rooks’ death after he was found shot on Deep Shoals Circle. Hawk is in the DeKalb County Jail charged with Murder.”

Source: Billboard

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