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J Hus jailed for eight months for knife possession


J HUS has been sentenced to eight months in prison for carrying a knife in public, BBC reports.

The London rapper, born Momodou Jallow, was arrested in June near Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford, east London, after a police stopped his car, claiming they smelled marijuana and the rapper was caught with a blade.

Jallow had initially pled not guilty to the charge before changing his plea in October, according to the BBC.

Jallow, in a letter read by his lawyer, reportedly apologiaed to the judge and “fully accepted his actions were careless.”

He told the court his decision to carry a knife was "ill advised" and "utterly stupid", adding: "I was not in the right state of mind. I'm deeply sorry and regret my foolish actions."

Judge Sandy Canavan said she would be failing in her duty if she did not jail him, telling the rapper he was a "role model to many" but "failed" to leave his past behind him.

She added: "This, in such a young life, is the fourth occasion when you have gone out armed with a knife."

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