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Lil Wayne Breaks His Silence on Being One of Trump's Last Minute Pardons

Lil Wayne is speaking out about his recent pardoning by former President Donald Trump.

It was revealed on Wednesday (January 20) that the 38-year old rapper was among the 143 people Trump granted sentence commutations or pardons to before his time in office ended.

Lil Wayne referenced the 2019 federal weapons charges he had been pardoned for in a new song released the same night, “Ain’t Got Time”.

He raps, ““The feds, they hot on us, 100 on the thermometer / They raided my private plane, got one that’s more privater.” Later in the song he adds, “FBI arrest me, why?”

Lil Wayne faced up to 10 years in federal prison after he was found in possession of a gold-plated handgun on a private plane.

Lil Wayne also thanked Trump on Twitter. The rapper wrote, “I want to thank President Trump for recognizing I have so much more to give to my family, my art, and my community.”

He also took the time to thank his attorney, Bradford Cohen. “I also want to take the time to thank @bradleycohen,” he added, “for working so diligently to secure another chance for me.”

Click here to find out the other celebrity Donald Trump pardoned before leaving office.

Donald Trump Pardoned These Celebrities Before Leaving Office

Donald Trump is having some very busy final days in office.

The former president pardoned or granted sentence commutations to 143 people, including former advisor Steve Bannon.

Amongst those he pardoned were rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black. Both artists were publicly supportive of Trump’s administration, with Lil Wayne endorsing him on Twitter during the final days of his campaign.

Kodak and Lil Wayne also faced similar federal weapons charges. Kodak was sentenced for 46 months after he admitting to lying on background checks.

Police also found two of Kodak‘s weapons at crime scenes with his fingerprints and live rounds in the chamber that had been “used to fire at a “rival rap artist” according to The New York Times.

Lil Wayne faced up to 10 years in federal prison after he was found in possession of a gold-plated handgun on a private plane.

Not included in Trump‘s list was Tiger King star Joe Exotic, who had previously written to Kim Kardashian for help in securing a pardon. Click here to read what he wrote her.

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Lil Wayne Calls Out 2021 Grammys, Says He's Not Involved Or Invited This Year

Lil Wayne seems to be calling out the Recording Academy and the 2021 Grammys.

“As an artist, when I see da Grammys coming up & I’m not involved nor invited; I wonder. Is it me, my musik, or just another technicality? I look around w respect & wonder competitively am I not worthy?! Then I look around & see 5 Grammys looking bak at me & I go to the studio,” Lil Wayne tweeted on Sunday (December 20).

The Grammys has been wrought with controversy the past few weeks ever since the nominations were announced.

First, one of this year’s biggest artists was completely shut out of all nominations. Just a few days ago, another star revealed the Grammys refused to pay her while offering her a hosting gig.

Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

Lil Wayne has entered a guilty plea in his federal weapons case.

The 38-year-old rapper appeared in a virtual court hearing on Friday (December 11) in Miami, Fla. where he pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm as a formerly convicted felon, Rap-Up reports.

The charge came from a December 2019 incident where federal agents searched Wayne‘s plane at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport, where he was a passenger on that plane, which made a stop in Florida on its way to California.

Upon the search, federal agents discovered the .45-caliber handgun in Wayne’s luggage.

As a convicted felon, Wayne was not supposed to be in possession of a weapon. Wayne was convicted of a felony gun charge in New York back in 2009. He now faces up to 10 years in prison.

Lil Wayne‘s sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 28, 2021.

He and his ex also just split, possibly because of his political endorsement.

Lil Wayne Faces Up to 10 Years in Prison

Lil Wayne might be getting some major jail time.

The 38-year-old rapper was hit by The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, TMZ reported Tuesday (November 17).

He was convicted of a felony gun charge in New York back in 2009, and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

The charge came from a December 2019 incident where federal agents searched his plane at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport, where he was a passenger on that plane, which made a stop in Florida on its way to California.

His attorney Howard Srebnick said at the time that his client was “cleared” to leave even though guns and drugs were reportedly found on the plane. Feds now seemingly believe Wayne was wrongfully in possession of a weapon and ammunition.

He was charged for possessing a gold-plated handgun in his luggage back in December.

“There is no allegation that he ever fired it, brandished it, used it or threatened to use it. There is no allegation that he is a dangerous person,” said his attorney in a statement.

“The charge is that because he was convicted of a felony in the past, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm.”

He is scheduled to appear in court next month.

He and his ex also just split, possibly because of his political endorsement.

Lil Wayne & Girlfriend Denise Bidot Split, Reportedly Due to His Trump Endorsement

Lil Wayne and girlfriend Denise Bidot are no longer together, reportedly due to his endorsement of President Donald Trump.

The 34-year-old model reportedly left the 38-year-old music superstar, and rumors are swirling that it has to do with his endorsement of the President of the United States, according to TMZ on Tuesday (November 3).

She deleted her Instagram account, but posted several posts before doing so that fans have since brought to light.

The two reportedly stopped following each other, followed by a meme that read “Sometimes love just isn’t enough.” Blogger Love B. Scott reported that Wayne‘s meeting and photo-op with the President caused their rift. He has not yet removed pictures of her from his own Instagram account.

The two made it Instagram official in the summer, but it’s not known how long they dated.

All of these couples have split in 2020…

Donald Trump Has Found Another Celebrity to Endorse Him: Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne has endorsed Donald Trump for the upcoming presidential election.

The 38-year-old rapper took to Twitter on Thursday (October 29) to share a photo from his meeting with Trump and to explain why he’ll be voting for the president.

“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. 🤙🏾,” Lil Wayne tweeted.

The Platinum Plan that Lil Wayne is referring to is the plan that Ice Cube reportedly helped the Trump administration develop.

The plan promises to increase access to capital in black communities by almost $500 billion, to create 3 million new jobs for the black community, to create 500,000 new black-owned businesses, and more.

As the Washington Post reported this year, “Trump has broken more promises than he’s kept.”

See a list of celebrities who endorse Donald Trump for President in 2020.