Silentò, the rapper known for his viral success Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae), was arrested and charged with shooting his cousin on Monday, authorities in DeKalb County, a suburb of Atlanta, said.
The 23-year-old, real name Ricky Lamar Hawk, has been arrested in connection with the investigation into the murder of his cousin Frederick Rooks, police said in a report. communicated.
Police responded to a shooting incident on January 21 when they found Rooks riddled with bullets on a street in Panthersville, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. The victim was declared dead on the spot.
CCTV cameras nearby picked up at least one shot from a gun, according to the police report, after which several vehicles fled the scene at high speed.
Silentò was later identified as a crime suspect, but no motive has yet been specified.
The rapper is still in custody after being charged with the murder.
Silentò is not in his first encounter with American justice. Last September, he was charged with assaulting two people. Then, a month later, he was pulled over in his vehicle for excessive speeding in Atlanta.