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Popular Rapper Lil Wayne on Thursday took to his Twitter handle to thank former US President Donald Trump for granting him a presidential pardon.
Donald Trump granted rapper Lil Wayne a full presidential pardon in his final hours as the US president.
In November, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida revealed that Wayne faced a federal weapons charge relating to a December 2019 incident at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport.
He pleaded guilty in December and was facing up to 10 years in prison.
However, earlier this week, a statement about Wayne’s pardon was released by the White House and noted the rapper’s commitment to charity as a reason for the pardon.
Taking to Twitter today, Lil Wayne thanked Trump. Lil Wayne wrote;
‘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!
– Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.‘
In one of his final flexes as POTUS, President Trump has given clemency to Lil Wayne.
Following reports the Young Money rapper would be on the final list of people to be pardoned, Trump revealed some of his list of pardons on Tuesday (Jan. 19), his final day in office, and Wayne was among the number of people who will have their federal charges or sentences absolved. Wayne was awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge in December of 2020, but he will now be exonerated.
According to Reuters, Lil Wayne, and Kodak Black, both with federal weapons offenses, received presidential pardons as well as former White House aide Steve Bannon and former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who was serving a 28-year prison term on corruption charges.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK