Rapper Silentó, known for his viral song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” was arrested Monday in Georgia and charged with murder.
Silentó, born Richard Hawk, was arrested for the killing of his 34-year-old cousin Fredrick Rooks, the DeKalb County Police Department shared on Twitter. On January 21, police officials investigated Rooks’ death after finding him dead with multiple gunshot wounds on Deep Shoals Circle.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the rapper is being held without bond.
Silentó rose to fame when his “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” debuted on May 5, 2015. The catchy number also featured an accompanying dance that soon became viral on social media platforms including Instagram and Twitter. The rapper even performed a version for Nickelodeon to promote its Labor Day weekend lineup. The song’s video has nearly 1.8 billion views on YouTube; watch it below.
“Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2015.
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