- Lil Wayne is reportedly expected to get a presidential pardon from outgoing US President Donald Trump
- The rapper endorsed Donald Trump just before the recent US presidential election and apparently it's 'payback time'
- Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to a federal firearm charge in December 2020 and is facing 10 years' imprisonment
US President Donald Trump's administration is reportedly preparing documents to pardon rapper Lil Wayne. The famous musician publicly endorsed Trump just before the recent US presidential election.
It seems the star's endorsement of the outgoing president is going to pay off at the eleventh hour. According to Monday, 18 January reports, the pardon is in regards to the Mrs Officer hitmaker's guilty plea for a federal firearm charge in December 2020.
The superstar, who is expected to be sentenced in February, faces 10 years' imprisonment. The charge comes from a December 2019 incident during which police found a .45-caliber handgun with six rounds of ammunition in Wayne's bag.
XXL reports that Trump's pardon would mean he would be exonerated. Wayne was charged with a possession of a firearm in November 2020.
Bloomberg reports that White House staff have prepared paperwork to pardon the rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because Trump has made no announcements. The publication shared that it wasn’t immediately clear who else is poised to receive clemency.
Social media users have shared mixed thoughts on Trump's pardon of Wayne. Check out some of their comments below:
"Trump going down as the realest."
"The one and only thing Trump has done/will do for a black person in his four years as president (and likely in his lifetime)."
"Ahh, so this would explain the endorsement."
"At least there’s one good thing that Trump did during his presidency."
"Lil Wayne joins about 100 others expected to receive pardon from the president on the final day."
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that Lil Wayne tweeted out his faith in the outgoing President Donald Trump during the build up to the US presidential election in 2020. Lil Wayne took to Twitter to post a photograph after having had a meeting with Trump, which he said had been successful.
The artist mentioned how he believed Trump was going to have a positive effect on criminal reform and the black community, as well as implying that the president had already accomplished much on those fronts.
Twitter users took issue with a number of aspects of the news and replied to Lil Wayne accordingly. Some attempted to reason with the artist's actions and explain the significance of endorsing a presidential candidate. Some posted that they expected this from Lil Wayne, given his previous comments on racism.
Others didn't bother and just told Lil Wayne that his behaviour meant that they were no longer fans of his.
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Source: Briefly News