POPULAR RAPPER SILENTO ARRESTED, CHARGED WITH MURDERING COUSIN
The Rapper Silento, age 23, was arrested on February 1, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Silento created the Billboard hit "Watch Me Whip and Nae Nae" years ago.
Silento is accused of murdering his cousin 34-year-old Frederick Rooks in a January 2021 shooting near Atlanta.
Silento's real name is Ricky Hawk.
On Jan. 21, police responded to a 3:30 a.m. shots fired call near a home and found Frederick dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds. Frederick was shot in the face and his leg multiple times.
Silento says that he battles with mental health issues and has chronic depression. On television the rapper said that he was born with drugs in his system.