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There was a time not too long ago that all of our kids were doing the Whip/NAENAE dance. The rapper of that hit single “Watch Me” is now facing serious charges. The 23-year-old was arrested in Georgia for the felony murder of his cousin, 34-year-old Frederick Rooks. Chanel Hudson, a publicist connected to Silento, has released a statement on Instagram about the entertainer’s arrest as she writes: Please send my client Silento some positive vibrations. 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 & positive energy!! Ricky is a beautiful soul and we hope that the same people who came up whippin’ & nay naying with him, continue to support him and lifted in prayer!! God bless.
Silentó has dealt with legal trouble multiple times over the last few months. He was arrested twice in August 2020 on domestic violence and gun charges in California. In late October, the Stone Mountain native was jailed for driving 143 mph in a 65 mph zone in Dekalb County.