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Rapper Posing At Capital Riot For Album Cover Sentenced To Prison

rapper who posed at the Capitol riots for an album cover has been sentenced to five months behind bars.

On Monday (12.19,) a federal judge sentanced Antione Brodnax, (pka Bugzie the Don,) after the rapper entered the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, and used a photo of himself posing in front of the Capitol building as the cover art for his full length, The Capital, according to WUSA, a CBS affiliate.

After Brodnax pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts last year, prosecutors asked that the musician spend 21 months in prison due to his stacked criminal record. 

In response the rapper’s legal counsel asked that he be sentenced to probation with home detention, describing him as an entrepreneur and a “great community asset.”

On Tuesday (12.20), Brodnax took to Instagram posting photos of beanies and clothing for his seeming brand “Don Status” and re-shared his LP cover on his stories, writing “TBH… They only stand for them but I was chose [sic] to stand for us… What’s understood don’t need to be explained.” He also reposted screenshots of the news coverage about his sentencing, and shared a post asking journalists to reach out for “interview inquiries.”

Prior to his January 6th-related sentencing, Brodnax was previously convicted in Virginia and Maryland for manufacturing a controlled substance and being a felon in possession of a firearm, per WUSA. The rapper — who featured riot-themed songs on his album — will now spend five months behind bars followed by a year of probation.

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Author: Saul Goode

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