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Rapper Silento arrested for alleged assaults in California

Silento, whose real name is Richard Lamar Hawk, was first arrested in Santa Ana after officers responded to a call for a domestic disturbance.
Credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Silento arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26, 2016, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES — “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” rapper Silento is reportedly behind bars after he was arrested for alleged assaults in Southern California, Los Angeles television station KNBC reports.

Silento, whose real name is Richard Lamar Hawk, was arrested in the city of Santa Ana after officers responded to a call for a domestic disturbance on Friday.

KNBC said Hawk was booked for "inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant" and later released.

On Saturday, Los Angeles Police arrested the 23-year-old musician on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, KNBC said

According to sheriff's department records, Hawk remained in custody on Wednesday afternoon on $105,000 bail. 

KNBC said he is scheduled to appear in court on Friday morning.

Hawk is originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia. He emerged in the music scene with his dance hit “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" in 2015. The song peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at number 3.