Silentó rose to fame after his song ‘Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae’ became an instant hit. Recently, he was arrested and charged for his cousin’s murder. Here’s a look at his net worth and career over the years.

The 23-year-old star, whose real name is  Richard “Ricky” Lamar Hawk was taken into custody on Monday, February 1, 2021. The news of his arrest was confirmed by  DeKalb County Police Department. “Today, Ricky Hawk, 23, was arrested for the murder of his cousin Frederick Rooks, 34. On January 21, the DeKalb County Police Department investigated Rooks’ death after he was found shot on Deep Shoals Circle. Hawk is in the DeKalb County Jail charged with Murder,” read the tweet.

What is Silentó’s net worth?

Silentó’s net worth in 2021 is estimated to be $6 million. The rapper became an instant hit after his song ‘Watch Me Whip/ Nae Nae’ released. The rapper had released his song in 2015.

The song became a hit in various countries. It landed on number three position in the US and number nine in Australia. In 2015 he won Soul Train Music Award for Best Dance Performance for the same. He was also nominated for Teen Choice Award and an MTV Video Music Award.

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Silentó’s career over the years

When Silentó release ‘Watch Me Whip/ Nae Nae,’ everyone thought he would be the next big rapper in the industry. However, his fame was short-lived. He released the song when he was 16-years-old, and years after that, his music struggled to make the same impact.

The rapper was involved in various cases. On August 28, 2020, he was arrested for alleged domestic abuse. However, he was released shortly after the arrest. Following this, the next day the rapper landed himself in trouble once again as he was arrested for allegedly attacking strangers with a hatchet.

After these two incidents, the rapper was arrested for a third time on October 23, 2020. This time, it was because he was driving “143 mph on Interstate 85.”

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