As Donald Trump reaches his final full day in office, he is reportedly set to issue more than one-hundred pardons and commutations, including one for rapper Lil Wayne.
But why exactly is the star seeking to be pardoned? Scroll on to find out...
Now, Joe Biden's inauguration is just 1 day away...
And for many, this is a moment that can't come quick enough.
Although, there will be 1 person who believes it can...
Trump, of course.
It seems he is not yet ready to take the step back...
As despite reaching his final full day in office, Trump is reportedly set to pardon more than one-hundred people, including one famous face.
... Lil Wayne.
Now, Lil Wayne was born as Dwayne Michael Carter in New Orleans.
via: GettyThe aspiring rapper rose to fame after he caught the eye of Cash Money Records head, Bryan Williams. Of course, he soon became a member of the coveted record label.
The label has been home to some of hip hop's biggest names.Including the likes of Drake, Jay Sean, and Nicki Minaj.
Artists signed to Cash Money have been unbelievably successful.So much so, that the slew of artists signed to Cash Money Records have achieved a combined twelve number-one albums on the Billboard 200 chart and 7 number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Lil Wayne’s first solo LP, Tha Block Is Hot, arrived in 1999.
via: GettyThe album was a smash hit and sold more than a million copies.
Sadly, his follow-up work didn't do quite as well...
However, Lil Wayne had a second wave of success the following year...Da Drought, his first solo mixtape, kick-started a whole new avenue for the star.
And in 2004...
via: GettyHis album, Tha Carter, dropped. The acclaimed album peaked at slot 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as giving us the hit single "Go D.J."
Following the release of Tha Carter, Lil Wayne truly came into his own as a hip hop artist...
So it's safe to say that, after this point, there was no stopping the star.
And that's not all...In 2008 more than a million copies of Tha Carter III, which contained the hit singles “A Milli" and “Lollipop," were sold in its initial week of release in the States. It didn't take long for it to become the country’s best-selling album of the year.
It also made him an award-winning artist.In February 2009, he took home Grammy Awards for best rap album, best rap song, best rap solo performance, and best rap performance by a duo or group. Phew!
The star hasn't been far from trouble, however.
The charge stemmed from an incident that took place in 2007...
via: GettyIn which a loaded gun was found on his tour bus.
The star served 8 months of a 1-year sentence behind bars for the offense.Although, jail didn't stop him from releasing music. The rapper dropped I Am Not a Human Being in 2010 while still behind bars.
Now, Wayne is currently facing 10 years in jail after he pleaded guilty to illegally carrying a handgun.
He was found carrying a loaded, gold-plated handgun while traveling to Florida on a private plane in 2019.
But it seems that his jail time could be dropped.
As he is reportedly on Trump's list of over one-hundred people to be pardoned.
This news comes after the rapper surprised people last year after deciding to announce to his fans that he endorsed President Donald Trump.
Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the plati… https://t.co/8cuYXTN1cE— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@Lil Wayne WEEZY F)1604010504.0
He wrote in a unexpected tweet:
"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."
Now, Trump has already issued a whole host of pardons in his final month in office.
But, it is reported that he has met with his advisers to discuss a list of who else he will offer them to.
As per Fox News, those on the list are thought to be political allies and criminal justice reformers with the possible addition of the famous rapper.
Trump is not expected to issue pardons for family members or himself.
Reports have suggested the possibility of Trump's former adviser, Steve Bannon, also being on the list after he was arrested on fraud charges last year.
Sources who spoke to Fox News said that the pardons will likely come in 1 large batch on Tuesday.
Although, Trump does have until noon on Wednesday to make them official.
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