American rapper Richard “Ricky” Lamar Hawk (well known as SILENTO) has been arrested on Monday (Feb. 1) for the murder of his 34-year-old cousin Fredrick Rooks.
Silento most notable for his single “Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae),” was arrested for the murder on Jan. 21.
DeKalb County Police Department shared the information via a Tweet on Monday night;
“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,” it wrote.
Back in September, an arrest of Silento was made public for allegedly threatening the homeowners and their children with a hatchet in Los Angeles.
The 23-year-old rapper is best known for his debut single “Watch Me”, which charted at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100.