Trump Pardons Lil Wayne & Kodak Black In Final Hours Of Presidency
The White House announced that Trump granted a full pardon to Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., who was facing up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon in December 2019. Carter had previously endorsed Trump in October.
“Mr. Carter has exhibited this generosity through commitment to a variety of charities, including donations to research hospitals and a host of food banks,” the White House statement read. “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.'”
The former President also granted a commutation to Kodak Black, whose legal name is Bill Kapri. according to The New York Times, Kapri was sentenced to 46 months in prison for “making a false statement on a federal documents” in the process of falsifying forms to purchase firearms. He had already served half of his sentence.
The White House stated that the rapper’s “numerous philanthropic efforts,” including a $50,000 donation to David Portnoy’s Barstool Fund, which helps small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, led to his commutation.