Legal woes continue to mount for one hit wonder Silento.
In September 2020, the rapper – best known for his viral 2015 hit ‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)’ – watched his name printed atop headlines after an arrest on charges of ‘assault with a deadly weapon’ for reportedly threatening people with a hatchet while in search of his girlfriend. In October, he was jailed after local authorities clocked him driving over 143 MPH.
Just five months later, the 23-year-old (born Richard Lamar Hawk) is in police custody again – this time on murder charges.
“Silento allegedly gunned down his cousin, and now he’s facing a murder charge for it.
The “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” rapper was arrested Monday for allegedly murdering Frederick Rooks after an investigation into the man’s death … according to the DeKalb County Police Department.
Cops say they found Rooks shot to death in the street on Jan. 21 … and found 8 bullet casings on the scene. Cops say they still don’t have a clear motive behind the shooting.
As for how they connected Silento to the crime, we don’t know for sure … but cops say they obtained Ring camera footage from homes in the area which captured at least one gunshot, and several vehicles fleeing the scene.”
As of time reported, a rep for Hawk has not released a statement on his behalf.