Prosecutors allege the “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” star tried to hit two people with a hatchet before one of them was able to disarm him.
Silento, the rapper behind the smash hit “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae),” is facing felony assault charges after being accused of attacking two people with a hatchet.
Prosecutors allege that Silento, whose legal name is Richard Lamar Hawk, 22-year-old star, had walked into an unlocked stranger’s home in the Valley Village neighborhood of Los Angeles on Saturday and tried to hit two people with a hatchet before one of them was able to disarm him.
Silento was out on bail for an arrest in Santa Ana, California, at the time of the incident, prosecutors said.
He is currently being held at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility on $105,000 bond, according to jail records.
He is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday morning, at the Van Nuys Courthouse. If convicted, the musician could receive a maximum sentence of six years in prison. It is not clear whether he has retained an attorney. An email seeking comment from his manager was not immediately returned.
Silento was previously arrested in Santa Ana on August 28 and posted bond on the same day, according to Orange County Sheriff’s Department records.
A spokesperson for the department tells PEOPLE that he was booked on felony inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant in a domestic violence incident.
The 22-year-old Atlanta rapper and singer had a major hit in 2015 with “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)”.
The song’s dance-along video quickly drew millions of YouTube views and brought television appearances for Silento.
He released an album, “Fresh Outta High School,” in 2018.