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How A Gay Porn Star And Rapper Became Vine Famous And Then Liveblogged His Arrest On Facebook

The story of Bryan Silva, aka the #gratata guy.

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Listen to the Internet Explorer podcast for the story of Vine star Bryan Silva, who was arrested this week.

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In 2014, Bryan Silva became known as a Vine star after gaining popularity for his cringe-y, shirtless bathroom rapping.

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This video is the one that really caught on and made him known – mostly because of the way he says "gratata" to imitate a gun at the end.

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Here's someone re-creating the Vine.

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This grandma did, too:

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And this "Hakuna Matata/#gratata" mashup:

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On Sunday morning, Silva's 17-year-old girlfriend called police saying he had threatened her with a gun. She had escaped to a neighbor's home. Police showed up heavily armed with a warrant for his arrest, and he barricaded himself inside.

Inside his house, Silva filmed the cops outside. (Warning: Lots of strong language.) He also posted another video of himself drinking vodka and dancing.

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Here he is being walked away in handcuffs.

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"Free me."

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