Rapper Lil’ Wayne received a shocking last minute pardon from President Trump during the latter’s last fully day in office on Tuesday.
Wayne had been facing a potentially career ending prison sentence of up to 10-years in prison after he was caught carrying a loaded handgun between California and Florida.
Trump and Lil’Wayne had previously worked together on Trump’s Platinum Plan which was designed to economically help the black community.
As The Hill reports:
The 38-year-old performer revealed he had a “great meeting” with Trump in October, saying the two discussed the president’s proposed “Platinum Plan” to help the Black community. A photo of the pair, showing Trump giving a thumbs up next to the grinning rapper, raised eyebrows when Lil Wayne tweeted it following their face-to-face.
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