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Donald Trump pardons two famous rappers on his last day in office

He pardoned over 70 people during his final hours as the U.S. President

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Rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black have been pardoned by U.S. President Donald Trump on his last day in office.

During his final hours at the White House, the 74-year-old issued a presidential pardon for 73 people, and commuted the sentence of 70 others.

The statement read: “President Trump granted a full pardon to Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., also known as Lil Wayne.”

“Mr Carter pled guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, owing to a conviction over 10 years ago.”

“Brett Berish of Sovereign Brands, who supports a pardon for Mr Carter, describes him as ‘trustworthy, kind-hearted and generous.'”

 

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The statement continued: “Mr Carter has exhibited this generosity through commitment to a variety of charities, including donations to research hospitals and a host of foodbanks.”

“Deion Sanders, who also wrote in support of this pardon, calls Mr Wayne ‘a provider for his family, a friend to many, a man of faith, a natural giver to the less fortunate, a waymaker, [and] a game changer.”

The White House statement also explained Trump’s decision to pardon Kodak Black.

It said: “President Trump granted a commutation to Bill Kapri, more commonly known as Kodak Black. Kodak Black is a prominent artist and community leader.”

 

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“Kodak Black was sentenced to 46 months in prison for making a false statement on a Federal document. He has served nearly half of his sentence.”

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“Before his conviction and after reaching success as a recording artist, Kodak Black became deeply involved in numerous philanthropic efforts.”

“In fact, he has committed to supporting a variety of charitable efforts, such as providing educational resources to students and families of fallen law enforcement officers and the underprivileged,” the statement continued.

“In addition to these efforts, he has paid for the notebooks of school children, provided funding and supplies to daycare centers, provided food for the hungry, and annually provides for underprivileged children during Christmas.”

 

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“Most recently while still incarcerated, Kodak Black donated $50,000 to David Portnoy’s Barstool Fund, which provides funds to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“Kodak Black’s only request was that his donation go toward restaurants in his hometown.”

Despite previous speculation, Tiger King star Joe Exotic wasn’t included in Trump’s list of presidential pardons.

The former zoo owner has been lobbying Donald Trump for a pardon ever since he was sentenced to prison in 2019.

The 57-year-old is currently serving a 22-year sentence, after he was convicted of trying to hire a hitman to kill animal rights activist Carole Baskin.

He’s also serving time for a host of animal abuse charges.

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