Bryan Silva is a rapper by profession. Recently, the Charlottesville rapper was arrested by police authorities after they suspected that he had a connection to a shooting at the University of Virginia that saw the light of day on Sunday, November 13, 2022.
The cops have reported that many social media posts put out by the rapper led them to suspect Bryan Silva. Keep scrolling further to know more about Bryan Silva and his link to the University of Virginia shooting that took place on Sunday night.
Here’s everything you need to know about Bryan Silva
For those of you who are unaware, let us tell you, Bryan Silva is a famous bodybuilder and rapper. He was born on January 2, 1991, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States. He and his family moved to Virginia when he was only 2 years old and he resided there till the age of 12. Then, he moved back to Florida.
In a 2014 interview with Complex, the 31-year-old rapper said, “I believe I was 14 when I ended up moving back to Virginia. A couple of months later I got locked up for three years.” At that point in time, he revealed that he hit his school’s principal.
Yeah, you read that right. Then, Bryan told the media outlet that the principal of the school pissed him off and he went on to say that the principal stated that he threw a chair at him and stuff. Let us share with you, Silva didn’t graduate high school.
At first, Bryan started bodybuilding and pursued a career in the field of fitness. Soon after, he started his own clothing line, and then, he began rapping. Back in the day, he said, “It’s not really rapping, because I’m not really rapping, I’m mainly just freestyling.”
When did Bryan Silva start bodybuilding?
Bryan started bodybuilding when he was locked up in jail, he continued to pursue it seriously when he got released from prison. He moved out of California —La Quinta at the age of 19.
At that point, Silva revealed that he had many Twitter as well as Instagram accounts. He told the media outlet that he had one account for each career. He further added that not everyone will like his bodybuilding content and memes so he decided to have separate accounts for different careers.
Bryan Silva’s videos went viral on Vine
In the past, Bryan Silva went viral on the social media platform Vine. For the unversed, Vine was was an American short-form video hosting service where users could share six-second-long looping video clips. It was founded in the year 2012.
At that time, Silva credited his hard work over the last couple of years for his success on Vine. He stated that one of his flexing videos went viral on Vine and he garnered the attention of viewers all over the world.
Bryan Silva has many tattoos on his body
Bryan Silva has several tattoos on his body. He has a big tattoo on his chest. Both of his arms are covered in tattoos. When we talk about his chest tattoo, it displays praying hands with wings coming off the praying hands and right above the hands, it’s holding up a crown that has a GD—a Gangster’s Disciple—pitchfork in the middle.
Why did Bryan Silva get arrested by the police authorities?
Not long ago, Bryan Silva was linked to a shooting at the University of Virginia that took place on Sunday night, November 13, 2022. The cops stated that a couple of “concerning” social media posts led them to suspect Silva.
Later on, the investigation shifted to former student-athlete Christopher Darnell Jones. But that didn’t mean that Bryan was removed from the scene completely. Some online speculations have spilled the beans on the alleged involvement in the shooting that took place on the university grounds.
A few hours before the shooting, Bryan made a post on the social media platform Facebook that led many social media users to believe that he was behind the incident. As per various reports, he posted many snaps of him holding a gun on Facebook.
Bryan wrote, “I want u v a to know what pain and suffering is. They put me through that everyday of my life here and laughed in my face. I want them to feel how I feel. I will sell everything I have to make that pain and suffering happen.”
His Facebook posts caused a stir on social media. Soon after, the netizens linked them to the shooting incident. Users even tagged both the Charlottesville Police Department and the University of Virginia Police Department in Silva’s troubling post.
A user named Lisa Carol Turner tagged both police departments and wrote, “I don’t care if he is not the shooter tonight. He will be.” The cops arrested Bryan but it has been stated that it has nothing to do with the shooting at the University of Virginia.
After Bryan’s social media posts caught the attention of the authorities, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession or transportation of firearms, firearms ammunition, stun weapons, explosives, or concealed weapons by convicted felons.
What did the cops have to say about Bryan Silva’s arrest?
A spokesperson for the police authorities told Newsweek, “During the course of [Sunday’s] tragic events, the University of Virginia Police Department and the UVA threat assessment team were alerted to threatening social media posts made by Mr. Bryan Silva. The university has no reason to believe that Mr. Silva’s posts are associated with yesterday’s tragedy.”
They further went on to say, “At this time, CPD does not believe Mr. Silva’s threats were related to the tragic events that occurred last night at the University of Virginia. However, we understand the fear this caused in our community and acted swiftly to resolve this investigation.”
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