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Trump Pardons Lil Wayne and Kodak Black

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Lil Wayne received a full presidential pardon and Kodak Black received a commutation from Donald Trump in the president’s final hours in office.

The two rappers’ reprieve comes amid a flurry of pardons as some of the outgoing president’s final acts.

Other names on the presidential pardon and commutation list include Steve Bannon, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and Death Row Records co-founder Michael “Harry-O” Harris.

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.

According to the Miami Herald, Miami-Dade Police tipped off federal authorities that a private plane transporting Lil Wayne from California to Florida was also carrying marijuana and weapons.

The rapper was charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. He pleaded guilty in December and was facing up to 10 years in prison.

Kodak Black’s current sentence stems from a May 2019 arrest for indicating on paperwork that he was not under indictment while trying to purchase firearms.

At the time, he was out on bond for sexual assault charges in South Carolina. In March 2020, Kodak Black pled guilty to second degree criminal possession of a weapon following an April 2019 arrest at the border between the United States and Canada.

The rapper was in prison as Trump pardoned him on his final day in office.

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