Lil Wayne & Kodak Black Pardoned By Trump
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BREAKING: Lil’ Wayne & Kodak Black Get Pardoned By Donald Trump

It is Donald Trump’s last hours as President of the United States, and with those last hours he decided to use his power of the pardon to help get some people out of jail.

As expected, Lil’ Wayne has received a full pardon after he pled guilty last year for being caught with a loaded gun and multiple drugs including cocaine, ecstasy, and oxycodone as he boarded a plane in South Florida. He was facing 10 years in federal prison. Wayne was due in court on January 28.

“President Trump granted a full pardon to Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., also known as ‘Lil Wayne,” Trump’s White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany read in a statement. “Mr. Carter pled guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, owing to a conviction over 10 years ago. Brett Berish of Sovereign Brands, who supports a pardon for Mr. Carter, describes him as ‘trustworthy, kind-hearted and generous.”

She later continued, “Mr. Carter has exhibited this generosity through commitment to a variety of charities, including donations to research hospitals and a host of foodbanks. 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 to the less fortunate, a waymaker, [and] a game changer.”

Lil’ Wayne came out in support of Trump during his run for president last year.

Kodak Black was also pardoned by the President of the United States after he was sentenced to three years in prison on weapons charges in November of 2019. The Florida rapper was sentenced to 46 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He had also pled guilty to a separate gun charge near the Canadian border where he was charged with criminal possession of a weapon second degree and unlawful possession of marijuana.

“Kodak Black is a prominent artist and community leader,” McEnany later read in another statement. “He has served nearly half of his sentence. Before his conviction and after reaching success as a recording artist, Kodak Black became deeply involved in numerous philanthropic efforts. In fact, he 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. In addition to these efforts, he has paid for the notebooks of school children, provided funding and supplies to daycare centers, provided food for the hungry, and annually provides for underprivileged children during Christmas. Most recently while still incarcerated, Kodak Black donated $50,000 to David Portnoy’s Barstool Fund, which provides funds to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Kodak Black’s only request was that his donation go toward restaurants in his hometown.”
Trump has pardoned a total of 143 people in his last night as President of the United States in a list that includes several corrupt politicians, rappers, and more.
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