As part of Donald Trump’s final day in office, the twice-accused president issued a ton of pardons. This included one for Lil Wayne, who faced 10 years on a gun charge, and Kodak Black, who is currently in jail.
Donald TrumpThe presidency did not end with a bang, but with a hideous whimper of cronyism. The 74-year-old Trump issued a long list of clemencies and pardons on January 19, his last full day in office Joe BidenThe term began, and two of those who received Donald’s “generosity” were none other than Lil Wayne, 38 and Kodak Black, 23, both of whom publicly supported Trump as part of his re-election campaign in October 2020.
NEW: @WhiteHouse announces pardons for Steve Bannon, Elliot Broidy, Lil Wayne, Kodak Black and Kwame Kilpatrick pic.twitter.com/z4vVM4ONIn
– Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) January 20, 2021
Wayne (real name Dwayne Carter) was jailed a decade ago on gun charges following an arrest in 2019. Now Kodak (real name Bill Kapri) was already in jail after pleading guilty to “lying on background check forms in two separate incidents when purchasing multiple firearms,” and was sentenced to 46 months in prison, according to the New York Times August 2022 should end. Now Lil Wayne will avoid jail time entirely while Kodak’s jail term is commuted, what their joint attorney revealed.
“President Trump and his administration have been tireless advocates on behalf of the African American community,” said Lil Wayne and Kodak’s attorney. Bradford Cohen, our sister publication Rolling Stone said in a statement late Tuesday evening, January 19th. The lawyer added, “These pardons are a perfect example of this government pursuing reforms and commitments.”
In the past, Trump has used the power of his office to pardon or commute his family’s sentences (Charles Kushner, Father of Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner), Allies (Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, and Gen. Michael Flynnconvicted of crimes related to the 2016 election), supporters (Dinesh D’Souza, Joe Arpaio) and convicted murderers (Clint Lorance, Matthew L. Golsteynand four Blackwater contractors who were involved in the Nisoor Square massacre.) How Lil Wayne was pardoned is not that difficult to figure out.
Lil Wayne will perform on April 5, 2011 in Sunrise, Florida on the “I Am Still Music” tour at the Bank Atlantic Center. (AP pictures)
Wayne (born) Dwayne Carter Jr.) was arrested in December 2019 when he arrived in Miami on a private jet after an anonymous tip-off prompted authorities to search his plane. The search resulted in a gold-fiddled, mother-of-pearl-wrapped Glock, 45-caliber ammunition and drugs. Since Wayne is a convicted felon, it was illegal to have the gun and ammunition. The rapper pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm in December 2020 and faced up to ten years in prison. Wayne’s sentencing date was scheduled for January 28, but now that date is controversial. Wayne previously served eight months of a one-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to criminal possession of a gun in 2009.
Wayne met with Trump two months before he pleaded guilty to the 2019 indictment. “Just had a great meeting with [Trump]”Wayne tweeted along with a picture of him standing next to Trump.”[B]Aside from what he’s done so far with criminal reforms, the platinum plan will give the community real property. He listened to what we had to say today and assured me that he will and can do it. “The meeting sparked a huge public backlash from fans and colleagues alike.
President Donald Trump boarded Air Force One upon arrival at Valley International Airport on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Harlingen, Texas (AP Images)
“What have I … what have I … what have I done to deserve this?” tweeted Questlove. “Oh no. WAYNE, I would never have taken this picture,” he added 50 cents. 50 Cent also teased Wayne in November 2020 and tweeted: “Wait a minute, Trump has 63 days left, call him Wayne. Put the fool on the phone. “
Wayne’s support for Trump apparently cost him his relationship Denise Bidot. Shortly after Wayne posed with Donald, the rapper and Denise stopped following each other on Instagram, sparking rumors of a breakup. Denise closed the first wave of divided speculation by revealing that she and Wayne will be spending Thanksgiving 2020 together. However, at the beginning of 2021, speculation started again after fans noticed the two no longer succeeded each other.
What do you think of the platinum plan? @bradfordcohen sent it to me and I read it, that’s what the community needs…. more ownership. This plan is correct! I want to help reform the judiciary when I’m on the go. @realDonaldTrump #justicereform #prisonreform
– Kodak Black (@ KodakBlack1k) October 26, 2020
Like Lil Wayne, Kodak showed its support for the POTUS ahead of the November 2020 election. The rapper Tunnel Vision announced that he was a fan of Trump’s Platinum Plan to help black Americans for the next four years. “What do you think of the platinum plan? @bradfordcohen sent it to me and I read it, that’s what the community needs…. more ownership. This plan is correct! I want to help reform the judiciary when I’m on the go. @realDonaldTrump #justicereform #prisonreform. ”
Kodak also promised to donate to charity if it received a pardon. This emerges from a now-deleted tweet shared by Revolt: “If the president releases me, I’ll spend 1 million on charity in the first year. That’s on top of everything. “During his time in prison, Kodak also organized a Christmas promotion for children in December 2020.