Trump pardons American rappers Lil Wayne, Kodak Black

Written by on January 20, 2021

Donald Trump in his last full day in office as the president of the United States of America pardoned over 100 people, including American rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black.

Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a loaded weapon on a private jet while travelling to Miami in December 2020, Billboard.com reports. 

Carter is a convicted felon, stemming from a gun charge in 2007, which meant he was looking at 10 years in prison when sentenced on January 28, 2021.

On December 23, 2019, an anonymous tip led Miami police officers and federal agents to search Carter’s jet where they found the loaded gun, in addition to reportedly cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, heroin, pain killers and prescription-strength cough syrup, along with nearly $26,000 in cash. Carter was not charged with any drug offences.

Also, Kodak Black, born Bill Kahan Kapri, who is in federal prison after pleading guilty to a firearms possession charge after being detained at the Canadian-American border in March 2020.

Trump further pardoned his former campaign manager Steve Bannon, former Detroit Mayor, Kwame Kilpatrick. However, Wikileaks’ Julian Assange and Edward Snowden were not on the list.


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