MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) -- A Mobile County judge revoked the probation of Mobile rapper “HoneyKomb Brazy."
The rapper, whose real name is Nashon Jones, was on probation for a conviction on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
He only served 18 months of a 15-year sentence, but now the DA's office said he'll have to serve the rest of the time.
Prosecutors asked the judge to send him back to prison for violating the terms of that probation. Prosecutors presented 15 video clips showing Jones with guns or drugs.
The defense argued that those were stage props for music videos. Even if true, the judge wrote in his order, that does not explain a shootout that the defendant was present for in Montgomery. His associates traded gunfire with unknown assailants. Jones later posted an account of the incident on social media.
Prosecutors also accused Jones of failing to check in with his probation officer. The defendant implied that he ignored an order to report to the probation officer because he feared his life was in danger following the killing of his grandparents, Tony and Leila Lewis.
Defense attorney Jeff Deen told FOX10 News, "I wish the Judge had denied the State’s motion to revoke Nashon’s probation. His creativity influences and inspires others in his social circle. However, I can understand the judge’s opinion. He Conducted a 2 1/2 hour hearing and then took three weeks to review the evidence presented which included a plethora of videos. Even if the guns, dope and alcohol weren’t real in the videos, I can see why the judge could conclude that honeycombs the depiction of drugs, guns, alcohol and misogyny would not be conduct becoming of a probationer. We plan on appealing the judges decision. In the meantime, I believe that this experience will drive Nashon toward providing a more positive and mature message for his many fans.”