President Trump has pardoned several celebrities since being in office and hours before leaving office he has pardoned two other big celebrities as the final act of his term.
Hours before Joe Biden is set to be the 46th President of the United States, Trump made his final decision and granted clemency to 143 people early Wednesday morning, including rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black but not Joe Exotic, the zookeeper turned “Tiger King” as of yet and he has been lobbying the President for months to pardon his sentence.
As for Lil Wayne, Trump granted a full pardon. Lil Wayne was charged in Florida on November 17th with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a federal offense that has the potential of a sentence up to 10 years in prison.
Brett Berish of Sovereign Brands, supports the pardon for Mr. Carter and also describes him as “ Trustworthy, kind hearted and generous,” he also stated “Mr. Carter has exhibited this generosity through commitment to a variety of charities, including donations to research hospitals and a host of food banks.”
In October, Lil Wayne caused a little ruckus on social media after appearing with Trump and endorsing him and sharing a photo of both of them quoting “ great meeting.”
Lil Wayne wasn’t the only rapper pardoned, Kodak Black was also granted commutation by the outgoing President. In 2019, Kodak was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapon charges stemming from his arrest right before a scheduled concert performance.
Early this month, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson advocated for Kodak on Twitter. He tweeted, “ Hey @realDonaldTrump @potus my friend @KodakBlack1k deserves to be commuted… The system punished him way to hard for a paperwork crime #freekodak.”
The White House sought out Kodak’s “numerous philanthropic 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 provided for underprivileged children during Christmas.”