Rapper Silento Arrested For Murdering His Cousin Frederick Rooks
Rapper Silento has been arrested and charged with the murder of his cousin, Frederick Rooks.
Silento, who’s real name is Ricky Hawk, was taken into custody by the DeKalb County Police Department on February 1. Rooks was found dead on January 21.
The 23-year-old rapper rose to fame in 2015 when his hit “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” reached No. 3 on American charts.
Rooks, 34, was found heavily bleeding with gunshot wounds to his face and leg in a Georgia suburb.
Shorty before being arrested, Silento asked all 494,000 fans on his Instagram Story to send him money via CashApp for “selfies, videos and shoutouts.”
The one-hit wonder has not stopped releasing music since 2015, his newest single, “Swish,” was just released January 28.
In 2020, Silento was arrested twice, the first after an incident with a hatchet and the second with driving charges.