Police: Rapper Silento charged with murder in shooting death

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say the Atlanta rapper Silento has been arrested and charged with murder in the January shooting death of his 34-year-old cousin.

Police in the Atlanta suburb of DeKalb County said Monday that the rapper whose legal name is Ricky Hawk was arrested and booked into jail.

A police statement said he’s charged with murder in the Jan. 21 death of Frederick Rooks.

Silento is known for his hit viral dance song “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).”

It wasn’t immediately known if Hawk had an attorney who could comment for him.

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