President Donald Trump has 12 days left in office before he departs Washington, DC for good.
It is customary for outgoing presidents to issue pardons for friends, non-violent inmates and VIPs who are convicted but awaiting sentencing.
According to Bloomberg.com, Trump is considering pardoning rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black before he leaves office.
Rapper Lil Yachty and Baltimore Ravens star Lamar Jackson have pleaded with Trump to pardon Kodak Black, 23, who is serving 46 months in prison on firearms charges.
Lil Wayne, who pleaded guilty to firearm possession in December, is awaiting sentencing later this month. He faces 10+ years in prison if Trump doesn’t come through with a presidential pardon.
Wayne was detained at a Miami airport in December 2019, after agents found a loaded gun, cocaine and opioids in a Coach bag on Weezy’s private jet.
Wayne shocked his fans by announcing he was endorsing Trump in the November 2020 election. The rapper paid the price for his political affiliation: in addition to losing followers and friends, Weezy lost his girlfriend, Denise Bidot.
Trump will announce his list of pardons on January 2019, after clearing his things out of the White House.
Trump’s first round of 26 pardons in December included his friends Roger Stone, Paul Manafort and Charles Kushner.
In addition to Kodak and Weezy, Trump may issue a pardon for himself — just in case he faces charges after he leaves office. A sitting president can’t be arrested or charged with a federal offense.