Rapper Lil Wayne has thanked former US president Donald Trump for pardoning him in one of the final acts of his term before leaving the White House. Trump granted clemency to 143 people hours before President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Also Read: Kangaroos can communicate with humans by using their gaze to request for help despite never being domesticated
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., popularly Lil Wayne, was granted a full pardon by Trump. He was charged in Florida on Nov. 17 with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a federal offense that carries a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Also Read: Four lions recover after testing positive for COVID-19 at Spain’s Barcelona zoo
Thanking former president Trump on Twitter, Lil Wayne said, ” “I want to thank President Trump for recognizing that I have so much more to give to my family, my art, and my community.”
The 38-year-old Grammy-winner also thanked his attorney, “I also want to thank @bradfordcohen for working so diligently to secure another chance for me. Love! – Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.”
“Mr. Carter pled guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, owing to a conviction over 10 years ago,” the White House said. “Deion Sanders, who…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.'”
Sovereign Brands CEO Brett Berish describes him as ” ‘trustworthy, kind-hearted and generous,’ ” read the White House’s official statement. “Mr. Carter has exhibited this generosity through commitment to a variety of charities, including donations to research hospitals and a host of foodbanks.” Also Read: Tesla CEO Elon Musk goes past Jeff Bezos to become world’s richest man with net worth of $188.5 billion
Another rapper Kodak Black, was also on Trump’s list of people who received a sentence commutation. The 23-year-old Black – real name Bill K. Kapri – shared a note of gratitude as well on Wednesday. Also Read: Are you ready to celebrate a COVID-safe New Year’s Eve?
Lil Wayne, five-time Grammy winner, created a stir on social media on Oct. 29 after appearing to endorse Trump by sharing a photo of the pair following a “great meeting.”