Silento’s publicist has put out a press release addressing his recent arrest for the murder of his own cousin, 34-year-old Frederick Rooks. She called for public support while also revealing that the “Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)” rapper has been battling mental health issues for some time. The write-up published via Instagram stories reads.

“Please send my client Silento some positive vibrations,” her statement began. “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 uplifts him and his family in immediate prayers & positive energy!!.”

“Ricky is a beautiful soul, and we hope that the same people who came up whippin’ and nay naying with him, continue to support him and lifted in prayer!!.”

This comes after the rapper was arrested by Georgia’s DeKalb County Police Department and charged with the murder of his cousin Frederick after he was found shot on Deep Shoals Circle.

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