Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Trump pardons Lil Wayne, Kodak Black in last-minute spree

Donald Trump granted pardons to rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black on Tuesday night as part of a last-minute spree that saw Trump issue clemency to many political allies on his final full day in office.

Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, pleaded guilty on a federal weapons charge last year and received a full pardon. Kodak Black, whose real name is Bill Kapri, received a commutation after being charged in 2019 with falsifying information on federal forms to buy firearms.

Bradford Cohen, the attorney for both rappers, confirmed that both rappers were granted clemency. 

“President Trump and his administration have been tireless advocates on behalf of the African-American community,” Cohen says. “These pardons are a perfect example of this administration following up on its reforms and commitments.”

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