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Rapper Silento Arrested for Allegedly Murdering His Cousin

Rapper Silento Arrested for Allegedly Murdering His Cousin

Silento, the rapper best known for his song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” has been arrested for felony murder.

The 23-year-old entertainer has been accused of murdering his cousin, who was killed on January 21.

The DeKalb County Police Department in Georgia released a statement on Monday (February 1) to announce the arrest of Silento, whose real name is Ricky Hawk.

“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. #WeAreDKPD,” the police department tweeted.

Rooks was pronounced dead at the scene of the crime and authorities say he was shot in the face and leg. He had a “possible faint pulse” when the first officers arrived on the scene, but by the time EMS and the fire department arrived, he had died, according to XXL.

Silento was arrested for another violent crime back in September.

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