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Rapper Silento charged in murder of cousin

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The young Rapper Silento, was arrested this week for the murder of his cousin. Rapper Silento is best known for his song/dance “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” that went viral.

The 23-year-old, whose real name is Ricky Lamar Hawk, allegedly shot his cousin, Fredrick Rooks, multiples times in front of his home. In addition, Rooks’ body was found in the middle of the road.

“However, after a thorough investigation, DKPD detectives identified Hawk as Rooks’ cousin, and the person responsible for Rooks’ murder,” DeKalb police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent said. “Investigators are still working to uncover the motive for the shooting.”

Chanel Hudson, Silento’s publicist, is asking for prayers after disclosing a person struggle for her client.

“Over the past several years, Ricky has been suffering immensely from a series of mental health illnesses, we will continue in his efforts of treatment, but we ask in the meantime the public uplift him and his family in immediate prayer.”

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