President Trump pardoned Lil Wayne before the 2021 inauguration. The Kodak Black pardon comes hours before he leaves office. How did you react to Kodak Black and Lil Wayne being pardoned By Donald Trump? Let me know your Kodak Black and Lil Wayne Presidential pardon reaction in the comments!
President Donald Trump pardons Lil Wayne and Kodak Black hours before the commander in chief leaves office.
“President Trump granted a full pardon to Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., also known as ‘Lil Wayne,'” the statement from White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany read. “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.'”
“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.'”
The No Ceilings rapper had faced up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearm charge last year. The entertainer, born Dwayne Carter, Jr., was charged in 2019 with illegally carrying a loaded handgun while traveling from California to Florida. The Trump pardon comes after the President met with Lil Wayne last year.
The Lollipop performer revealed he had a “great meeting” with Trump in October, saying the two discussed the president’s proposed “Platinum Plan” to help the Black community.
Pompano Beach, Florida rapper Kodak Black whose breakout hit “Tunnel Vision” became his first top 10 song on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart — has been arrested multiple times and faced gun, drug and sexual misconduct charges.
Kodak Black real name is Bill Kapri, was sentenced to more than three years in prison on weapons charges in November 2019. He pleaded guilty in August 2019 to knowingly making false written statements when trying to acquire firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer. US District Judge Federico Moreno in Miami sentenced Kapri to 46 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
April 2019, he was arrested on separate gun and drug charges near Niagara Falls, New York, while trying to enter the US from Canada. Kapri faced allegations of criminal possession of a weapon second degree and unlawful possession of marijuana.
He pleaded guilty in that case in March. The sentence was to be served concurrently with the case out of Miami.
Kapri was also indicted by a grand jury in South Carolina in 2016, accused of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
“Kodak Black is a prominent artist and community leader,” McEnany said in the 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.”