Rapper Lil Wayne thanked former President Donald Trump for pardoning him in one of his final actions before leaving the White House.
Trump issued several amnesty and sentence changes early Wednesday as he prepared to step down. Among them was Van – real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. – who was charged with possession of a firearm.
The artist wrote on Twitter on Thursday: “I want to thank President Trump for acknowledging that I have so much to give to my family, my art and my community.”
The 38-year-old Grammy winner also thanked his lawyer, “I would also like to thank @bradfordcohen for working so hard to give me another chance. ۔ ”
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Wayne was convicted on November 17 in Florida of possession of a firearm, a federal crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
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The White House said in a statement that “Mr. Carter was convicted of possession of firearms and ammunition 10 years ago.” “Devon Sanders, who … wrote in support of this apology, called Mr. Wayne a provider for his family, a friend of many, a believer, less fortunate, a pathfinder, [and] A game changer
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The apology comes months after Wayne angered some of his fans by treating Trump well before the November election. On October 29, Wayne shared a photo of himself smiling with Trump after meeting with him about his administration’s “Platinum Plan”, which was designed to create jobs and opportunities in the black community. ۔
Fellow rapper Kodak Blake, who was serving time for the weapons charges, was also on Trump’s list of those sentenced to commutation. 23-year-old black – real name Bill Capri also thanked on Wednesday.
Bradford Cohen, who has worked with both Blake and Wayne, told Fox News that he is “happy” for his clients.
“I think President Trump and his administration have been a tremendous supporter of the African-American community. This amnesty is a great example of this administration’s reform and fulfillment of its promises. I support President Trump’s reform of justice.” I thank them for their advocacy. “Congratulations to both of my clients,” Cohen told us.