Donald Trump pays mercy to Lil Wayne and Kodak Black on his final day in workplace
With less than 12 hours as president, Donald Trump used his power as president to grant pardons and commutations to 143 people, including Lil Wayne and Kodak Black.
The two rappers were rumored to be free men for a few days now, but it wasn’t until late Tuesday night that the news broke when senior officials confirmed to a Reuters reporter that the pardons were a success.
Other prominent people who saw similar fates included Trump’s former aide Steve Bannon, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and Desiree Perez of Roc Nation.
Trump made an official statement on his decisions on the White House website after midnight.
Lil Wayne, expected to be tried in a Miami court in March, pleaded guilty to possessing a gun and ammunition and initially faced a possible 10-year sentence.
Thanks to Trump, Weezy no longer has to worry about that, and those who vouched for Wayne described him as “trustworthy, kind and generous.” “Mr. Carter has shown this generosity through engagement with a variety of charities, including donations to research hospitals and a variety of food banks. Deion Sanders, who also wrote in support of this pardon, calls Mr. Wayne a provider for his family, a friend to many, a man of faith, a natural giver for the less fortunate, a trailblazer, [and] a game changer. ‘”
But people on social media suspect that Wayne’s praise for Trump after the two met and greeted each other ahead of the November elections helped him.
Kodak had a number of rappers including Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, and Lil Yachty sticking their necks out on him, in addition to a host of religious leaders all of whom supported his commutation. Trump cited Kodak’s philanthropy as the reason he decided to commute his sentence.
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