He is living his last hours as President of the United States. Donald Trump, who is about to give way to Joe Biden, took advantage of his last day in the White House to pardon 73 people. Among them ? Steve Banon, his ex-advisor, Elliott Broidy, his former fundraiser, but also several rappers, including Lil Wayne. President Trump has granted a full pardon to Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., also known as ‘Lil Wayn,’ the White House said in a statement on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Brett Berish of Sovereign Brands, who supports the pardon granted to Mr. Carter, describes him as ‘trustworthy, kind and generous’. ” In support of his decision to pardon Lil Wayne, Donald Trump said the rapper “has shown this generosity by engaging with various charities, including donating to research hospitals and a host of banks. food “.
As a reminder, Lil Wayne was indicted last November for possession of a firearm and risked, until the pardon granted by Donald Trump, up to ten years of imprisonment. In December 2019, he was arrested by police who found a weapon and ammunition in a private jet. Already convicted ten years earlier, he was illegal since the law in Florida prohibits convicted persons from possessing weapons. A few weeks later, he pleaded guilty in a Miami court appearance. And if Donald Trump has pardoned the rapper, it is to thank him for his support. For several years, Lil Wayne has been a loyal supporter of the 45th President of the United States. At the end of last October, a few days before the election, he had also published a photo with Donald Trump on his Twitter account and called on his fans to re-elect him.
Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done. pic.twitter.com/Q9c5k1yMWf
– Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 29, 2020
Donald Trump “tireless advocate of the African-American community”
“I just had a great meeting with Donald Trump. In addition to what he did with criminal justice reform, the ‘Platinum Plan’ is going to give the community real political ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured that he could satisfy us and that he would, “wrote the rapper. On the eve of leaving the White House, Donald Trump thanked him for his support. “President Trump and his administration have been tireless advocates of the African-American community, reacted Bradford Cohen, the rapper’s lawyer in Rolling Stone columns. These pardons are the perfect example of this administration following its reforms. and its commitments. ” After this decision of the President of the United States, Lil Wayne is therefore totally released. The rapper will not have to be tried for possession of a weapon.
Donald Trump and Lil Wayne © Twitter