Lil Wayne thanks Donald Trump for granting him presidential pardon


Donald Trump granted rapper Lil Wayne a full presidential pardon in his final hours as the US president.


In November, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida revealed that Wayne faced a federal weapons charge relating to a December 2019 incident at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport.


He pleaded guilty in December and was facing up to 10 years in prison.


However, earlier this week, a statement about Wayne’s pardon was released by the White House and noted the rapper’s commitment to charity as a reason for the pardon.


Taking to Twitter today, Lil Wayne thanked Trump writing:


I want to thank President Trump for recognizing that I have so much more to give to my family, my art, and my community. I also want to thank @bradfordcohen for working so diligently to secure another chance for me. Love! – Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.

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