American rapper Silento, best known for his 2015 hit ‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)‘, has been arrested and charged with the alleged murder of his cousin, the DeKalb County Police Department confirmed to Variety.
As per the outlet, the rapper, whose real name is Ricky Hawk, is currently being held in the DeKalb County jail. The representatives for Silento did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment.
The DeKalb County Police Department announced the news in a tweet on Monday (local time), writing: “Today, Ricky Hawk, 23, was arrested for the murder of his cousin Frederick Rooks, 34. 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.”
A representative for the DeKalb County Police Department said that they investigated a shooting on January 21 at approximately 3:30 am after Rooks was found in the roadway,…