Rapper Silentó Arrest Video Released, Claims He Was Racially Profiled + Says Donald Trump ‘Begs’ For His Help Everyday
Silentó, 22, (born Richard Lamar “Ricky” Hawk) known for his famous ” Watch Me Whip/Nae Nae” hit, recently found himself in trouble after being pulled over and subsequently arrested for allegedly driving over 140 miles per hour in Dekalb County, Georgia.
Newly released bodycam footage shows officers pulling over the rapper and calling him out for his exacerbated speed. Almost immediately, the rapper is heard saying,
“We ain’t did nothin’ wrong.”
Seemingly confused and somewhat in denial when officers told him he was driving 143 mph, Silentó is heard asking,
“Can you show me yo’ um, yo’ um, yo’ gun?”
The 3 minute and 15-second video cuts to the young rapper speaking to an officer outside of the car where he begins to explain his actions and alleged reason for driving so fast.
“I’m coming from Gwinnett and people be following me.”
Silentó also explained to the officer that he’s not a “regular person,” referring to his celebrity. He even mentioned that he came from the club, celebrating his new record, “DXB Money.”
Things seemed to be calm and collected for Silentó when initially speaking to the officer until he was placed under arrest. When they arrived at the jail, the rapper began to curse at the police and hurl allegations toward one officer, saying,
“You disrespected me when I told you what was going on.”
After a few back and forth exchanges, the rapper denied an officer’s claims that he spit on him and replied:
“You spit on me because I’m Black.”
“You did all that racially profiling. I get what you sayin’ but he know what he did. You came up to me being disrespectful.”
The claims didn’t stop there, as Silentó tossed one more out for good measure. He said,
“You don’t know about how Donald Trump send me messages on my phone everyday…asking me to beg [me] to help him. You don’t know about that, do you?”
Subsequent to his alleged erratic driving, Silentó was booked for 1 count of exceeding the speed limit, 1 count of failure to maintain lane, 1 count of reckless driving, and 1 count of improper stopping.
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