According to TMZ, Silento's recent $25,000 bond request has been denied and Silento will have to remain behind bars until his trial.
From 'Nae Nae' To 'Danger To Society' - Silento Denied Bond In Felony Murder Case Published on:Jun 9, 2021, 1:20 PM by 0 DeKalb County, GA Silentowas on top of the world in 2015 when his viral hit Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, just behind The Weeknds Cant Feel My Face and Omis Cheerleader. But Silentos fall from grace landed with a loud thud in February when he was arrestedfor allegedly killing his own cousin in DeKalb County, Georgia. According to TMZ, a recent $25,000 bond request has been denied and Silento will have to remain behind bars until his trial. The 23-year-old rapper appeared in court on Wednesday (June 9) and a judge determined his mental health history as well as his tendency not to take his psychiatric medications makes him a danger to society. Prosecutors even noted his own grandparents wanted him to stay in jail for his own safety and the safety of others. Silentos legal team argued he was a local treasure who was once on the Governors Blue Ribbon panel, urging kids to say no to drugs and alcohol. His team claims Silentos issues stem from his bipolar disorder and other mental health problems hes been fighting for years. Silento was arrested on February 1 for the January shooting death of 34-year-old Frederick Rooks, his cousin. At the time, the official police report stated they collected eight bullet casings at the scene. Multiple residents surveillance videos show at least one gunshot being fired and several high-speeding cars fleeing the scene. 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. #WeAreDKPD