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Rapper Silento Indicted For Murder in Georgia

Silento has been indicted by a grand jury in the murder of his cousin.

TMZ reports that the 23-year-old rapper, who is best known for “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”, has been charged in four felonies.

Click inside to read more about Silento’s trial…More Here! »

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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.

Silento Arrested After Allegedly Attacking Two People with Hatchet

Silento is facing felony assault charges after being accused of attacking two people with a hatchet.

The 22-year-old “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” rapper, whose legal name is Richard Lamar Hawk, was arrested and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced on Thursday (September 3).

Prosecutors allege that Silento walked into an unlocked stranger’s house – thinking it was his girlfriend’s house – in the Valley Village neighborhood of L.A. on Saturday (August 29) and tried to hit two people with a hatchet, before one of them was able to get the hatchet away from him.

Silento‘s friends then arrived at the home and told him that it was the wrong house. Silento and his friends left before police arrived.

Police eventually found Silento and arrested him. He is currently being held in custody on $250,000 bond.

The day before on Friday, August 28, Silento was arrested for a separate alleged domestic violence incident. He was taken into custody in Santa Ana, Calif and was charged of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant in a domestic violence incident. After posting bond, he was released.

Silento is set to be arraigned on Friday, September 4 in the hatchet incident. If convicted, he could receive a maximum of six years in prison.

Listen to Silento's New Single, 'Issa Vibe' (Exclusive Premiere)

Silento is back with a brand new single called “Issa Vibe,” and you can get an exclusive first listen right here!

The 20-year-old rapper and singer-songwriter first shot to superstardom with his hit single “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” in 2015, which became a No. 3 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

“It was a Friday night and I found myself riding around the city of Atlanta with a female friend. Just listening to some music that, I was working on before heading to the studio. You can say that I was introducing her to a more creative side of me,” Silento explains to Just Jared.

“When I got to the studio the producer played a few tracks then stopped on a track that immediately had everybody moving. All I can say is that the vibe was right from the beginning of the night even before getting into the studio. When entering the recording booth I started to blurt out ‘Issa Vibe’ and it was perfect.”

“‘Issa Vibe’ is a feeling that we get when everything is just going right. So, when my fans hear it for the first time I hope that they have the same vibe that I had when making this record.”

Listen to “Issa Vibe” below!

Silento's Kids' Choice Awards 2016 Performance Video - Watch Now!

Silento walks the orange carpet in his Rugrats throwback outfit at the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards held at The Forum on Saturday (March 12) in Los Angeles.

The 18-year-old entertainer hit the stage later that evening to sing his smash hit song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” on the huge outdoor stage.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Silento

Be sure to follow along with Just Jared as we’re still live blogging all the best moments.

Watch Silento perform his hit song at the big show below…

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Dawin's 'Dessert' Feat. Silento: JJ Music Monday!

Dawin‘s hot song “Dessert” featuring Silento is our choice for this week’s and 102.7 KIIS-FM‘s JJ Music Monday!

The 24-year-old rapper and entertainer originally hails from Brooklyn, New York and is best known for this 2015 hit single, which garnered over 30 million views on YouTube. Dawin also has a song on the Jem and the Holograms soundtrack called “Life of the Party.”

Check out Dawin‘s songs over on iTunes! There’s a few big hits you should add to your collection.

Listen to Dawin and Silento‘s “Dessert” below…

Zendaya & Flo Rida 'Whip & Nae Nae' To Silento's 'Watch Me' (Exclusive Vid)

Zendaya and Flo Rida get their groove on during the 2015 D23 Expo while dancing to Silento‘s “Watch Me”, provided exclusively to

The K.C. Undercover actress and many other Disney stars pulled out their best moves during the biannual convention.

The vid also features Zendaya‘s K.C. Undercover co-stars Veronica Dunne, Trinitee Stokes and Kamil McFadden, The Vamps, Alli Simpson, Max, Before You Exit, Timeflies, DescendantsDove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and, Kenny Ortega, Nathan Sykes, and many more!

Check it out below!

Silentó – “Watch Me” (Whip/Nae Nae) | Radio Disney Version