President Trump pardoned Michael Carter Jr., more famously known as rapper Lil Wayne, just hours before he left office.
“Mr. Carter pled guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, owing to a conviction over 10 years ago,” the White House said in a statement. “Deion Sanders, who … wrote in support of this pardon, calls Mr. Wayne ‘a provider for his family, a friend to many, a man of faith, a natural giver to the less fortunate, a waymaker, [and] a game changer.'”
Carter pleaded guilty last month in federal court to illegal possession of a loaded, gold-plated handgun while the rapper