J Hus has just been sentenced to 8 months in prison for carrying a knife outside Westfield in his local East London.
Hus, real name Momodou Jallow, was caught with the weapon after police stopped a car near the shopping centre in Stratford in June this year.
Hus, who enjoyed a game-changing 2017 with a MOBO Award victory for “Did You See” which won best song and creating one of the years best albums with ‘Common Sense’, will now serve the next 8 months in prison after pleading guilty to charges he’d previously denied.
In a letter read to the court by his barrister Henry Blaxland QC, the 23-year-old said: “My decision to carry a weapon was careless, ill-advised and utterly stupid. Being a public figure that many look up to, I simply should have known better.”
Hus has said he’d not been in the “right state of mind” after a stabbing of a close friend days earlier had affected him before adding “I am in no way trying to justify my actions as they are unjustifiable. I am deeply sorry, I regret my foolish actions.”
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