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Rapper Lil Wayne thanks Donald Trump for the pardon before leaving office

Kodak Black Lil Wayne Breaks His Silence on Being One of Trump's Last Minute Pardons
Deanna Wagner | 24 January, 2021, 06:03

The 23-year-old rap star has taken to Twitter to express his thanks to the billionaire businessman, who made a decision to grant him a pardon on his last day in office as the US President on Tuesday (19.01.21).

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, also known as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur and actor.

Despite the presidential pardon, "prosecutors in SC are still ready to aggressively pursue a sexual assault case against" Black, according to TMZ.

He had publicly endorsed Trump for re-election during the 2020 United States presidential polls. He was facing a 10-year sentence after pleading guilty to illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon, but he won't be going to prison after the presidential pardon.

Lil Wayne referenced the 2019 federal weapons charges he had been pardoned for in a new song released the same night, "Ain't Got Time".

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In a flurry of pardons before leaving office, Mr Trump also granted clemency to his former advisor Steve Bannon.

The post Lil Wayne and Kodak Black publicly thank Trump for pardon, commutation appeared first on TheGrio.

Carter and Kodak were part of some 140 persons who got pardon from Trump.

"Mr. Carter has exhibited this generosity through commitment to a variety of charities, including donations to research hospitals and a host of foodbanks. This commutation is supported by numerous religious leaders, including Pastor Darrell Scott and Rabbi Schneur Kaplan". While Kodak Black was expressing his joy and appreciation at being granted mercy, reports indicate that prosecutors in Florence County have been doing all that they could to make sure that he faces trial for allegedly forcing himself on a woman in a hotel in 2016.