Brodnax was interviewed by the FBI in January, the criminal complaint was filed under seal in February, he was arrested in March, and his D.C. docket was actually filled in last month. From the February criminal complaint: https://t.co/pvpM3BK2lF pic.twitter.com/ERxfKn3DtB
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A rapper is facing federal charges after he took his album cover photo on top of a SWAT truck during the Capitol riot in January.
Antionne DeShaun Brodnax, whose stage name is Bugzie the Don, released his album, The Capital, in March. The cover art features the rapper sitting on a SWAT truck and smoking as Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building. While additional photos show the Virginia rapper inside the building, he claims he came to DC and entered the building only to shoot photos and video content.
Brodnax was arrested on March 11, after he released The Capital project. According to court documents, Brodnax ““willfully and knowingly engaged in disorderly and disruptive conduct within the United States Capitol Grounds and in any of the Capitol Buildings with the intent to impede, disrupt, and disturb the orderly conduct of a session of Congress and either House of Congress, and the orderly conduct in that building of a hearing before or any deliberation of, a committee of Congress or either House of Congress.”
The rapper’s lawyers are currently trying to block the prosecution from gaining access to his social accounts. Brodnax is facing four federal charges, including unlawful entry and disorderly conduct.
Source: The Washington Post