- President Donald Trump of the United States recently granted pardon to some convicts
- Trump did this ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden on January 20, 2021
- Among those granted pardon, is Death Row Records co-founder, Michael ‘Harry-O’ Harris
America’s outgoing president, Donald Trump, has reportedly granted pardon to Michael ‘Harry-O’ Harris, the co-founder of Death Row Records.
According to reports from REVOLT, the pardon seemed to have been influenced by fellow rapper, Snoop Dogg, who was said to have had private talks with Trump on January 19, to pardon the record label co-founder before leaving office. It appears the discussion worked.
Death Row Records is said to be one of the most influential hip hop labels in the game and Harry-O has been behind bars for 32 years. He was reportedly in the can for attempted murder and cocaine trafficking.
Weldon Angelos, who was also granted presidential pardon by Donald Trump in December 2020, said that 59-year-old Harris was aware that he had been pardoned at the Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution in California.
The record label co-founder had also reportedly told Angelos that it felt like the weight of the world had been lifted off his shoulders and he thanked God for his new situation.
Another rapper, Jim Jones, wasted no time in celebrating Harris’ pardon on social media. He welcomed the ex-convict back home and said that his freedom was a good thing because he could help influence young people to focus.
Jones mentioned other names who he felt also deserved to be pardoned.
“This is too gangsta welcome home quadruple Og just sayin he lettin some real ones go who are very influential in our inner city neighborhoods these r th ones who can reach th youth and talk to them help them focus up
Now they need to pardon #MRHoover & #MacaZoe #BoyGeorge #melMatrix #antlive #tinyBum #stro #gida and all th real ones who r behind th G wall
Im just sayin if we gone free them let’s free them”
See his post below:
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that as part of his final acts in office, President Trump granted pardons to 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of an additional 70 individuals.
Briefly.co.za gathered that the report said three people familiar with the matter noted that a major batch of clemency actions included white-collar criminals, high-profile rappers and others.
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Source: Briefly News