Lil Wayne thanked former President Donald Trump for pardoning him hours before the president was set to leave office.
“I want to thank President Trump for recognizing that I have so much more to give to my family, my art, and my community,” the 38-year-old rapper, born Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., tweeted Thursday to his millions of followers. The post was noted by Variety magazine. (RELATED: Celebrities React To Nipsey Hussle Being Shot And Killed)
Lil Wayne thanks Donald Trump for pardoning him: “I want to thank President Trump for recognizing that I have so much more to give to my family, my art and my community” https://t.co/41pFcK5x3D
— Variety (@Variety) January 21, 2021
“I also want to thank @bradfordcohen for working so diligently to secure another chance for me,” he added, while he also thanked his attorney, Bradford Cohen. “Love!” (RELATED: Star Rapper Shocks The World After She Reveals She’s Dating A Registered Sex Offender)
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.
— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) January 21, 2021
“A pardon for [Lil Wayne] is consistent with the views of many jurists — including Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett — that prosecuting a non-violent citizen for merely possessing a firearm violates the Second Amendment to the U. S. Constitution,” Srebnick shared.
As previously reported, Wayne pleaded guilty in December to illegally possessing a loaded handgun while traveling to Florida on a private plane in 2019.
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
The superstar rapper famously posed for a photo with the former president ahead of the 2020 campaign.