DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Rapper Silento, famous for his 2015 hit song ‘Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae),’ has been charged in the shooting death of his own cousin, Dekalb County police say.
On Monday, 23-year-old Silento, whose real name is Ricky Hawk, was arrested for the Murder of his cousin Frederick Rooks, 34.
On January 21, police began investigating the shooting after Rooks was found in the roadway on Deep Shoals Circle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Rooks died from his injuries.
Police later identified Hawk as the suspect after multiple RING doorbell cameras captured suspect vehicles fleeing the scene.
Investigators are still working to uncover the motive for the shooting. Hawk is in the DeKalb County Jail charged with Murder.