Rapper “Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)” heard links Wednesday in DeKalb County, GA, where a judge ruled Silento’s mental health history – along with a history of not taking medication – made it too risky to be released on bail while his case is pending.
The judge also referred to concerns raised by the prosecutor about Silento’s history that he had denied his mental health problems, specifically noting that the rapper had once left a psychiatric facility in California. The judge also mentioned that it could not be said what could happen if Silento decided NOT to take his medication … noting that this would put the community at serious risk.
Prosecutors said even his grandparents argued in strong opposition to the relationship.
Silento’s legal team tried to paint a more favorable picture … calling it a local treasure that had once been in the governor’s Blue Ribbon panel and urged children to stay away from drugs and alcohol. His team says Silento’s problem stems from his bipolar disorder and other mental health problems he’s been battling for years.
But the judge disagreed … and ordered Silento to remain behind bars.
TMZ broke the story … Silento asked to be released on $ 25,000 bail and assured the judge that he was doing so there would be no risk of flight. He was arrested in February and charged with a crime against him alleged role in death to his cousin, Frederick Rooks.