Trump Pardoned Some Notable Members of Hip-Hop Before he Left the White House
Written by: Briana Wright @misswrighttv
Photo from Twitter @LilTunechi
Yesterday marked Donald Trump's final day of presidency and he made sure to do a few things before heading out of the White House today.
Trump reportedly pardoned 73 individuals and commuted the sentences of 70 others before leaving today. In the White House's shared statement that was released today, we learned some of those individuals were figures of Hip-Hop- both to our surprise and not so much.
The picture above was shared by Lil Wayne back in October when he was endorsing Trump's re-election. Tunechi recently plead guilty to a charge for possession of a loaded firearm. Because he's already a convicted felon, he was facing 10 years in prison.
While many were in opposition to his support for Trump, it seemed to have worked in his favor as he has now been pardoned of all his charges. Roc Nation CEO, Desiree Perez also received a full pardon.
Perez was charged with conspiracy to distribute narcotics back in the 90s. Since then, according to a statement to Billboard, she's been an advocate for change, criminal reform, social justice and more.
"This pardon reinforces my lifelong commitment to advocate for criminal justice reform and social justice initiatives," Perez said to Billboard.
Trump commuted the sentences of Kodak Black and Co-Founder of Death Row Records, Michael "Harry O" Harris, among others.
The Florida rapper was sentenced to nearly four years on a weapons possession charge. He expresses his gratitude for the commutation on Twitter:
Michael "Harry O" Harris received a commutation as well, after serving 30 years of a 25 to life sentence. Harry O reportedly gave Suge Knight over $1 Million to start Death Row Records while he was in prison.
Harry O has been facing drug trafficking and murder chargers. According to the Rolling Stone, Snoop Dogg thanked Trump and his team for their work they did on the way out- despite his opposition to the former president.
I suppose we'll be seeing Kodak and a few others sooner than we think.