Fans of ‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)’ star Silento have watched him suffer a highly publicized fall from grace in the years that followed the popularity height of that chart-topping hit.
In addition to the negative press garnered from leaked nude photos and videos that displayed the rapper engaging in compromising behavior, the 23-year-old has also been on the wrong side of the law multiple times over the last year with arrests on charges of ‘assault with a deadly weapon’ and later endangering public safety after authorities clocked him driving over 140 MPH (as we reported here).
This week brought reports the emcee (born Richard Lamar Hawk) was yet again detained by police, this time for his alleged involvement in the murder of his cousin.
As news outlets and social media commenters alike weighed in on the hot topic, Hawk’s publicist – Chanel Hudson – took to Instagram to solicit prayers, not judgment, for the ailing star.
Via a Monday (February 1) post captioned “this too shall past,” Hudson claims Silento’s battles have not been limited to the law as – according to her – he has been “suffering immensely from a series of mental illnesses.
Read the statement in full below.
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