LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – 22-year-old rapper Silento, real name Richard Lamar Hawk, was charged with assault with a fatal weapon over the weekend in the Valley Village neighborhood of Los Angeles.

Hawk is behind the 2015 hit "Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)".

He was arrested at around 1:50 pm. on Saturday on the 12700 block of Albers Street, near Bellaire Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Sheriff's records indicate that Hawk is being held on bail of $ 105,000 and is expected to appear in court at the Van Nuys Courthouse Friday morning.

Hawk is also reportedly facing other charges in Santa Ana, but police have not yet confirmed these reports.

No further details about the incident were immediately disclosed.

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