A Virginia Rapper Got Caught Up In Capitol Insurgence, Now Faces Capitol Charges

A Virginia Rapper Got Caught Up In Capitol Insurgence, Now Faces Capitol Charges

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A Virginia rapper is facing federal charges like unlawful entry and disorderly conduct for his new album cover.

He unwittingly thought it would have been a great idea to picture himself posing on a SWAT vehicle during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Antionne DeShaun Brodnax, aka Bugzie the Don, had ample warning to remain anonymous, but apparently the clout was too big to pass up. He tweeted in February and and posted the image to Instagram in May, The Washington Post reported.

“The Capital,” the cover of his album, shows Brodnax chilling on a SWAT truck as chaos unfolds in the background, The Hill reported.

Originally, Brodnax was in D.C. to shoot a music video, but when he saw a huge crowd of Donald Trump supporters, he followed them into the Capitol building and took photos of the building’s architecture, according to an affidavit.


“Brodnax followed the crowd to the United States Capitol Building and entered the building after United States Capitol Police moved the gates that blockaded the door,” the affidavit said.

It was only after he left the riot nearly 40 minutes after that he was contacted by his loved ones about it who seen him on a CNN broadcast.  Brodnax told investigators that he did not enter the Capitol to engage in violence or commit theft.

Available footage from CNN does not show Brodnax breaking or stealing anything, but it does show him walking between two rope lines that signals do not enter.

Regardless he seemed more interested in taking pictures, even CNN footage has him asking people to take his photo behind a statue.

Brodnax is one nearly 500 alleged rioters who have been identified in the capitol insurgence. Business Insider reported that 491 people have been arrested to date.