Last week, there were speculations that President Trump will be pardoning a list of people before he leaves office and that Lil Wayne and Kodak Black were on the list.
Fox News is now reporting that he is expected to issue 50 to 100 commutations and Lil Wayne will likely make it. During the run up to the 2020 Elections, the veteran rapper took fans by surprise when he went on social media to publicly show his support for Trump’s campaign.
“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,” he said in his caption.
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
Of course this was met with a lot of criticism but he is set to win a favor in return with a pardon which Trump is projected to execute on Tuesday or Wednesday before Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Wayne pled guilty in federal court last month to illegally possessing a loaded weapon along with drugs while traveling to Miami on a private jet a year ago. Police had said that they found a gold-plated Remington 1911, .45-caliber handgun loaded with 6 rounds of ammunition. They also claimed they found a bag containing personal use amounts of cocaine, ecstasy, and oxycodone. He faces up to 10 years in prison.
Fox reports that there was a meeting at the White House on Sunday afternoon to finalize the list of pardons and commutations and that sources with knowledge of the process say Trump is not expected to grant protective pardons for any members of his family, nor is he expected to attempt to issue a pardon for himself.