After rapper Antionne DeShaun Brodnax sat on a U.S. Capitol Police SWAT truck throughout the Jan. 6 riot inside Washington, D.C, he turned the picture into the quilt of his new album The Capital. Now, he’s dealing with federal fees.
In accordance with The Washington Post, Brodnax who goes by Bugzie the Don within the music trade, advised investigators that he was on the Capitol on Jan. 6, however claimed that was not part of the riot however was solely in Washington to shoot a music video. He additionally states that he entered the constructing to take photographs and movies, courtroom paperwork report.
His album The Capital is on the market on Spotify and Apple Music. It options the tracks, “The Capital Skit” and “The Capitol Interview Skit, Pt. 2.”
“Brodnax adopted the gang to the US Capitol Constructing and entered the constructing after United States Capitol Police moved the gates that blockaded the door,” an affidavit stated.
The affidavit additionally notes that the rapper made his method “peacefully” into the constructing and spent roughly forty minutes inside taking “footage and movies of the structure.”
Nevertheless, investigators have a distinct account of his time within the Capitol and arrested Brodnax on March 11. Video footage reveals Brodnax contained in the Nationwide Statuary Corridor asking an unidentified girl to take a photograph of him sitting on the bottom of the statue of Norman Borlaug, an agronomist who gained the Nobel Peace Prize in 1970.
A tweet additionally surfaced and included a display recording of a CNN reside stream on Jan 6. that confirmed the rapper within the Capitol which recognized him by @bugziethedon, his Twitter deal with. A screenshot of a since-deleted Instagram submit on the rapper’s account additionally confirmed him on the Borlaug statue.
He’s dealing with 4 federal fees together with disorderly conduct and illegal entry. His legal professional is trying to dam search warrants on Brodnax’s Twitter and Fb accounts, saying that Brodnax’s constitutional rights are being violated.