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“Watch Me Whip/ Nae Nae” Rapper, Silento Charged With Murdering His Cousin

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Rapper, Ricky Hawk, better known as Silento has been arrested for murdering his cousin. The rapper known for his hit song “Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae” is being held in DeKalb County jail for shooting and killing his 34-year-old cousin Fredrick Rooks.

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The shooting reportedly took place in Deep Shoals Circle, Georgia. News of his arrest was annouced on Twitter by the DeKalb County Police Department official page.


“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,” the tweet read.


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Meanwhile, DeKalp Police Department says that authorities were called to the scene after Rooks was found lying on the road with multiple gunshots to his face and leg at 3:30 a.m. Jan. 21. He was pronounced dead on the spot.


“After a thorough investigation, DKPD detectives identified Hawk as Rooks’ cousin. And the person responsible for Rooks’ murder,” the DeKalb County Police Department said in a statement. “Investigators are still working to uncover the motive for the shooting.”


Meanwhile, Silento rose to fame in 2015 with his smashing hit song “Watch Me Whip/ Nae Nae” that spawned a viral dance. Billboard named the song amongst 100 Songs That Defined the Decade in 2019.


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