Trump pardons rapper Lil Wayne hours before leaving office

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
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