Rapper faces jail time after using Capitol Riot for his album cover

A rapper named Bugzie The Don walked into the United States Capitol during the Jan. 6 uprising and faces 21 months in prison for his actions.

A rapper could spend nearly two years behind bars for entering the United States Capitol building during the infamous January 6 insurrection.

According to WUSA9, the Department of Justice recommends a 21-month prison sentence for Antionne Brodnax aka Bugzie The Don. Brodnax posed for photos during the pro-Trump attack and used one of himself on top of a SWAT vehicle as an album cover.

Brodnax was charged with entering and remaining in a restricted building or land; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a building or restricted area; disorderly conduct in a capitol building; and marching, demonstrating, or picketing a Capitol building.

The DOJ said it was going to offer Brodnax a plea deal for a single misdemeanor charge, but the deal fell through due to his demands. He ended up pleading guilty to all four counts with no deal in place.


Although Brodnax has not been charged with any violence on Capitol Hill, prosecutors are seeking a 21-month prison sentence based on his criminal history. He entered the building while on probation for a felony charge.

Brodnax has previous convictions for possession and manufacture of a controlled substance, robbery and possession of a firearm by a felon. More than ten years ago, he was sentenced to two years in prison for violating the conditions of his probation.

Mary Maguire, Brodnax’s attorney, argued for an advisory sentence of two to eight months. Maguire said probation and two months house arrest would be a more appropriate punishment for his client.

Brodnax is due to be sentenced on February 23. U.S. District Judge Paul Friedman will handle sentencing.


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