'Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)' rapper Silento charged in cousin's shooting death

Brenda Watkins
February 3, 2021

According to the outlet, Richard Lamar Hawk, who goes by his artist name, Silento, was booked by the authorities after the police discovered Mr. Rooks with several gunshot wounds outside his residential neighborhood in Panthersville. Yet, his most recent run-in with the law has become his most shocking act to date. We will continue in his efforts of treatment, but we ask in the meantime the public uplift him and his family in immediate prayer & positive energy!

One day after the arrest, he was taken into custody again after he stormed into a stranger's house wielding a hatchet, claiming to be looking for his girlfriend. He and a friend fled the home after realizing the mistake but were caught by police only a block away.

As per reports, police responded yo a call about a shooting on January 21 and found Rooks with multiple gunshot wounds on a road in Atlanta area Suburb of Pantherville according to the incident reports from Dekalb country police. Reports conclude that the rapper is now being held in DeKalb County Jail. Hawk had mentioned to the police that he was speeding because people were following him.

In October, the rapper was arrested for allegedly driving 143 miles per hour on Interstate 85.

Rapper Silento Arrested for Allegedly Murdering His Cousin

The force said: "Today, Ricky Hawk, 23, was arrested for the murder of his cousin Frederick Rooks, 34".

Despite his later commercial flops and personal troubles, Silentó's "Watch Me" remains a major achievement. The YouTube video of the song has been seen over 1.7 billion times. This puts the rapper's original hit amongst such eclectic viral sensations as "Gangnam Style", "Despacito", and "Baby Shark".

His album, "Fresh Outta High School", was released in August 2018.

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