Lil Wayne and Kodak Black may be free men soon.
With less than two weeks left in his term, President Donald Trump is prioritizing making the most of his power to issue pardons and commutations, particularly to those closest to him. According to Bloomberg, Trump is putting together a list of those he will absolve on his last day as president — and that list includes the two rappers.
On Tuesday (Jan. 5), Lil Yachty put in a for Kodak’s prison sentence to be commuted. “Hey @realDonaldTrump my friend @KodakBlack1k deserves to be commuted. The system punished him way to hard for a paperwork crime #freekodak,” the “Flex Up” rapper tweeted.
In November 2019, Kodak was sentenced to more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance in May of that year.
The 23-year-old rapper admitted in August 2019 that on two separate occasions, he falsified information on federal forms to buy four firearms from a Miami-area gun shop. He also faces drug, weapons and sexual assault charges in other states.
— concrete boy boat (@lilyachty) January 4, 2021
Last month, Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Carter spent eight months in prison more than a decade ago, after a weapons conviction in New York.
He acknowledged owning the gold-plated handgun after his luggage was searched upon arriving in Miami on a private plane from Los Angeles in Dec. 2019, and told investigators it was a Father’s Day gift. Investigators also reported finding suspected illegal drugs in the luggage, but Lil Wayne was not charged with a drug offense.
The federal offense carries a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison.