Lil Wayne's Attorney Explains Why Trump Granted Him A Presidential Pardon

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Trump granted lil Wayne a presidential pardon before he left office, but his attorney Brandford Cohen, also the attorney for Kodak Black, (who also made the pardon list,) shared why Trump came through for Weezy.

"It never hurts that someone gets a full understanding of an individual when they're just looking at a piece of paper," he told The New York Times. "In hindsight, I guess it worked out."

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He added, "I think they had a very strong connection. He's in the entertainment world. "He's got a style that's similar in terms of the way that he carries himself, and a lot of rappers and people in the industry relate to that."

"President Trump granted a full pardon to Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., also known as 'Lil Wayne,'" the statement from White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany read. "Mr. Carter pled guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, owing to a conviction over 10 years ago. Brett Berish of Sovereign Brands, who supports a pardon for Mr. Carter, describes him as 'trustworthy, kind-hearted and generous.'"