Bugzie The Don, actual name Antionne Brodnax, an American rapper, has been sentenced to five months in jail for posing for his album cover during the Capitol riots. The rapper will also serve a year on probation. The Capitol riots, which took place on January 6, 2021, in the United States Capitol Building in Washington, were carried out by Trump loyalists and claimed multiple lives.
According to WRIC, Bugzie took images both outside and inside the Capitol Building. Don Status Entertainment launched his album on March 4, 2021. The Virginia rapper was also allegedly photographed with monuments during the protests, which further exposed him and resulted in his arrest. Brodnax admits to being present in the Capitol on January 6, according to court records quoted by the Washington Post. He claimed, however, that he was just there to capture photos and movies for his song video.
Bugzie The Don had already been convicted of possessing a weapon.
Bugzie the Don has been charged with a crime on many occasions. According to reports, the artist was previously convicted of making a prohibited drug and having a handgun in Virginia and Maryland. Because of his past offenses, the Justice Department recommended that he serve 21 months in jail. The authorities also requested a longer term for the rapper because he erased images and videos from his phone that were evidence and had to be handed to the FBI.
According to Variety, US District Judge Paul Friedman decided earlier this week that the rapper had wilfully hindered the administration of justice. The court also mentioned that Bugzie The Don has a history of failing to comply with constraints placed on him.
Mary Maguire, the artist’s lawyer, advocated for probation, citing the artist as a “wonderful community asset” and entrepreneur who founded his own clothing line and music business. His sentence was later reduced to five months in prison with a year of supervised release.
The music career of Bugzie The Don
Bugzie The Don is a Sandston, Virginia-based rapper. Months after the Capitol riots in Washington, DC, he published his album The Capital. The album contains fourteen songs, one of which is named The Capital Skit. Guest performances by Brii, Slim Kartel, Fresh Porter, Luh Kiddo, and D’VA round out the track. The Bugzie artwork The Capital album cover depicts The Don sat in a SWAT vehicle, having a cigar in his right hand and an American flag behind him. The fuzzy backdrop behind him depicts Trump supporters at the United States Capitol.
The Black Tape, his previous album, was published in 2016. His career also includes tracks from as far back as 2013. Songs like Make It Talk, Real, and Ball Til It’s Over are among them. In 2015 and 2018, he also released songs such as All I Ever Wanted and Fa Me. Get It Gone and Trendsetter is two of his 2020 releases.
His YouTube description page depicts him as:
“Inspired by the challenges of the streets and a love of the rap game. Continue to follow him as he uses his road to popularity to provide insight and motivation to his listeners and fans.”