Lil Wayne and Kodak Black were granted pardons by President Donald Trump on his last day in office.
Wayne, real name Dwayne Carter, received a full pardon on the federal weapons charge he pled guilty to in December.
Black, government name Bill Kapri, received a commutation of his 46-month sentence for falsifying information on federal forms to buy firearms in 2019.
Black made headlines last year when he tweeted that he would donate $1 million to charity if Trump released him from prison early.
“President Trump and his administration have been tireless advocates on behalf of the African-American community,” Bradford Cohen, attorney for both rappers, told Rolling Stone in a statement. “These pardons are a perfect example of this administration following up on its reforms and commitments.”
The pardons were granted on Tuesday night – Trump’s final full day in the White House before Joe Biden takes over as POTUS.
Among Trump’s list of 143 pardons and commutations is Death Row Records co-founder Michael “Harry-O” Harris who served 32 years in prison for attempted murder and drug trafficking charges.
“That’s great work for the president and his team on the way out,” said rapper Snoop Dogg who quietly worked with the Trump administration for Harris’ release. “They did some great work while they was in there, and they did some great work on their way out. Let them know that I love what they did.”
Trump also commuted the prison sentence of former Detroit mayor Kwame Malik Kilpatrick.
Kilpatrick will walk out of prison a free man after serving nearly 8 years of his 28-year sentence for bribery, racketeering, extortion and fraud charges.
Kilpatrick, 50, cannot hold public office for 20 years after his conviction.
“Tiger King” star Joe Exotic will not be released from prison where he is currently serving a 22-year sentence for masterminding a murder-for-hire plot against rival Carole Baskin.
Exotic was so confident he’d be granted a pardon that he booked a limousine to wait on standby outside the prison walls if his pardon was granted.