Rappers Thank Trump After Pardons! His last day in office saw Trump grant the eagerly awaited pardons and commutations to 144 people. He pardoned 74 people and commuted sentences of 70 others hours before leaving office, Wednesday January 20, 2021. On the list were rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black being granted a full pardon and a commutation respectively. Following this noble gesture from the former president, it’s a new lease of life as the rappers thank Trump after pardons.
Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. had pleaded guilty On December 11 2020 to one count of illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon. The charges date back to December 2019 when he was found with a loaded weapon on a private jet while traveling to Miami. As a convicted felon, from a firearms charge in 2007, meant that he was looking at 10 years in prison during the January 28 sentencing.
The artist took to twitter Thursday January 21, thanking former President Trump for pardoning him. He also thanked his lawyer Bradford Cohen who helped set up the meeting with Trump for working hard to ensure he got another chance. This came moments after Bradford Cohen denied allegations that the rapper’s support for Trump was to get pardoned during an interview with The New York Times.
“I want to thank President Trump for recognizing that I have so much more to give to my family, my art, and my community. I also want to thank @bradfordcohen for working so diligently to secure another chance for me. Love!” Weezy wrote Wednesday (Jan. 21) while signing off with his legal name.
Kodak Black whose real name is Bill Kahan Kapri on the other hand was behind bars in federal prison after pleading guilty to a firearms possession charge in March 2020. The artist also took to Twitter to thank Trump for commuting his 46-month sentence.
“I Want To Thank The President @RealDonaldTrump For His Commitment To Justice Reform And Shortening My Sentence. I Also Want To Thank Everyone For Their Support And Love,” he wrote on Thursday, later tagging Dan Scavino, the former White House deputy chief of staff for communications and director of social media under the Trump administration. “It Means More Than You Will Ever Know. I Want To Continue Giving Back, Learning And Growing.”