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Did Lil Wayne Finesse Us All?

by Mike Creef, Staff Writer
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It seems like former President Trump wasn’t the only one who duped us towards the end of his presidency. In the 11th hour, Trump issued a pardon to Lil Wayne for his guilty plea of illegally possessing a gun back in December of 2019. Because of a previous felony conviction, Lil Wayne was prohibited from owning a firearm and was facing up to 10 years in federal prison.

In December of 2019, Lil Wayne was on a private plane headed to South Florida. Upon arrival, Wayne was met by federal agents who searched his plane and found drugs as well as a firearm on board. He was cleared and able to leave the airport that evening.

In October of 2020, Lil Wayne made headlines as he tweeted a picture of him and former President Trump after a meeting they had in the White House. 

Many people online accused Lil Wayne of being a sellout and an Uncle Tom because he met and praised Trump. Wayne and Trump had their own agenda.

It now appears Lil Wayne was playing a long game knowing that Trump possessed the power to pardon him of his crimes.

Both Trump and Wayne got what they wanted from each other. Trump was able to have a young, black entertainer as a spokesperson for him, which appealed to young voters he would have difficulty reaching. At the same time, Wayne secured a pardon that allowed him to avoid a federal prison sentence.

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It looks like Lil Wayne finessed the system and avoided a lengthy prison sentence, and all it costed him was a meeting, a tweet, and probably a few fans. 

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