Billy Knutson has an incredibly thick skin for someone who has been in and out of the jail system since he was a teenager due to his street lifestyle of drinking and violence. After all, over his three terms, he was said to have taken some difficult choices. As a result, he was able to avoid difficulty for about ten years prior to January 6, 2021. At that point, this Mason City, Iowa, native felt that voter fraud had stolen Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential election, so he had to travel to Washington, DC, to participate in a rally.
Billy participated in the demonstration by crawling in through a broken window and recording everything, even though he hadn’t really anticipated it to escalate into a riot that would involve storming the Capitol. The fact is that, at first, there was no criminal complaint filed against him since, throughout his time inside the Capitol, he had never used physical force or interacted hostilely with local officials. Unfortunately, though, everything changed when he used the footage he’d captured for his music videos. Playboy the Beast is a rapper whose work typically revolves around his political views.
Billy was the subject of an official federal complaint on January 10, 2022, but only two days later, on four separate charges, he was taken into custody from his home in Mitchell, South Dakota. These included entering or staying on government property without authorization, disorderly conduct in the Capitol, disruptive behaviour in a restricted area, and parading, protesting, or picketing there. Ultimately, however, on April 13, 2022, Billy entered a guilty plea to a single charge; as a result, on August 26 he was sentenced to six months in prison, a year of supervised release, and $500 in restitution.
Billy Knutson is Now Back With His Family
As a result, Billy, now 38 years old, is back at home with his devoted wife and their four darling kids after being released from federal custody on March 31, 2023, in accordance with the terms of his plea deal. From what we’ve seen, he has continued to prioritise his family, his career at Street Soldiers Entertainment, his music, and his membership in the Proud Boys, a far-right, neo-fascist violent group that he joined after January 6. It’s also important to clarify that, in his opinion, the Proud Boys and his rap only support free expression and do not in any way advocate hate speech.
Regarding the first reason Billy joined Proud Boys, he disclosed in “The Insurrectionist Next Door” on HBO. “I had been considering it [for some time]. I had seen that we had a lot of similar beliefs. Many of the males are rugged around the edges, much like me. It differs from a PG group. It’s not a delicate thing. I was pulled to that because of the brotherhood they provided.
Billy went on, “They wouldn’t be offended at all if they knew what Proud Boys was.” It isn’t [a hate group] at all. More like a love group, I suppose. We actually call this place we’re at right now the Bro Love State. These people hardly ever participate in rallies or anything similar in South Dakota. It all comes down to brotherly love. It’s really just a men’s drinking club and a brotherhood.