CHICAGO — Boneheaded bravado isn’t one of the seven sins, but it should be.
A rapper trying to make it big will instead spend the next 15 years behind bars after shooting a video featuring him waving around guns that as a convicted felon are illegal for him to carry.
Ricardo Burgos, who goes by the stage name “Nation,” shot the video in January 2016 in a hotel room just north of Chicago in which he is seen holding two guns — including a .45 caliber pistol — while rapping about selling drugs, committing acts of violence, and dissing cops.
Burgos, 31, who allegedly is a member of the Conservative Vice Lords street gang, had previously been convicted of multiple felonies and so isn’t legally allowed to possess a firearm, prosecutors said.
He was busted a short time later when he brought the gun into Chicago. Investigators determined that the .45-caliber pistol had been stolen from a store in Indiana and had been used in a shooting in Chicago two days before the music video was filmed.
Burgos was additionally hit with a drug charge for multiple illegal narcotic sales he made to undercover officers in 2015.
He pleaded guilty to one count of illegal possession of a firearm by a felon, and one count of distribution of a controlled substance.