Lil Wayne, Kodak Black Pardoned by Trump
Rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black have been pardoned by Donald Trump on his final day in office.
Trump spent Tuesday, 19 January – his last day as the 45th president of the United State of America – granting clemency to those who were either serving prison sentences or facing criminal charges.
Among those pardoned included Lil Wayne – real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. – who was charged last November by the US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.
A White House statement described the “Lollipop” hitmaker – who previously endorsed Trump – as “trustworthy, kind-hearted and generous” in his charitable endeavours, hence the pardon.
As for Black – real name Bill Kapri – he had been serving a 46-month prison sentence in Kentucky for falsifying paperwork to obtain a firearm.
The statement explained the reason behind the “Skrilla” rapper’s pardon: “[Black] has committed to supporting a variety of charitable efforts, such as providing educational resources to students and families of fallen law enforcement officers and the underprivileged.”
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