Mark McCrazy

Lil Wayne Throws Party To Celebrate His Freedom In Miami (Pardon Party)

In one of the final acts of President Donald Trump’s term, he handed out a slew of pardons to notable celebrities and political allies. In the early hours before Joe Biden’s inauguration, Trump granted clemency to 143 people on Jan. 20th, 2021, per USA Today. Luckily for rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black , they were able to make the cut on Trump’s list. Bradford Cohen, who happens to be both Lil Wayne and Kodak Black’s attorney, confirmed that they were both granted clemency by the outgoing president. Cohen told Rolling Stone, “President Trump and his administration have been tireless advocates on behalf of the African-American community. […] These pardons are a perfect example of this administration following up on its reforms and commitments.” In December 2020, Lil Wayne, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. pled guilty to a federal gun charge, per The New York Times. The charge comes from an incident in December 2019, where Lil Wayne “illegally carried a gold-plated .45-caliber Glock handgun and ammunition as a felon while traveling on a private jet,” per the outlet. Having been convicted of a gun charge in 2007, the “BB King Freestyle” rapper would have faced up to 10 years in prison, according to The New York Times. Being granted clemency about a week before his scheduled sentencing on Jan. 28th, 2021, Weezy definitely has some celebrating to do. On Jan. 20th, 2021, Lil Wayne was granted a full pardon by President Donald Trump for his charitable efforts and “generosity,” per an official statement from the White House. The statement read,