23-year-old Momodou Jallow, better known as J Hus, was had a lock-knife with a 10cm blade in his trouser pocket, when he was arrested by police in International Way in June.
Jallow pleaded guilty at Snaresbrook Crown Court today and has been sentenced to eight-months behind bars.
Detective Constable Faye Robins, from Newham’s Gangs and Firearms Unit, said: “Jallow is a young rapper that many young teenagers look up to, and he clearly had no common sense when he decided to carry a knife with him.
“Sadly, London has seen too many young males being stabbed to death or being sent to jail for plotting the death of others, and Jallow could have used his platform to turn lives away from crime; instead he has advocated it.
“The Gangs and Firearms Unit in Newham are pleased that he has finally pleaded guilty to this offence and hope that this result will deter other young men from carrying knives.”
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