Talk about making a deal with the devil — It might have been the eleventh hour, but the pardons finally came for a few folks who had been waiting with baited breath to see if they’d make the list. And out of over 140, Lil Wayne, Kodak Black, and former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick made the cut.
On Tuesday night, as Trump’s final day as president came to an end, his administration released the list of 73 individuals who received pardons and an additional 70 who had their sentences commuted. All in all, 143 people received the last-minute presidential present and as expected Lil Wayne made the list.
Now, we all know he had to shuck and jive to get there, but it looks like it paid off. After visiting with the Donald and sharing his support on social media, Weezy will not have to serve time after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon late last year.
Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done. 🤙🏾 pic.twitter.com/Q9c5k1yMWf
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 29, 2020
In addition to Wayne, many predicted Kodak Black would also receive favor from the now former prez. KB was sentenced to 46 months in prison for making a false statement on a Federal document. He has served nearly half of his sentence and now will get to go free after receiving support from “Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, Lil Yachty, Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens, Jack Brewer formerly of the National Football League, and numerous other notable community leaders.”
Now, Kwame Kilpatrick was a bit of a surprise, but he too received a commuted sentence from Trump. The former Mayor of Detroit “has served approximately 7 years in prison for his role in a racketeering and bribery scheme while he held public office.” However, “during his incarceration, Mr. Kilpatrick taught public speaking classes and led Bible Study groups with his fellow inmates,” which helped in him receiving a commutation.
What do you say when someone gets a pardon from a man you despise? Ummm, congrats?! Yay freedom!!