Carter wasn’t the only rapper to be pardoned. Kodak Black, whose real name is Bill Kahan Kapri, was also granted a commutation by the outgoing president.
In 2019, the “Tunnel Vision” rapper was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to weapons charges stemming from his arrest just before a scheduled concert performance.
Earlier this month, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson advocated for the commutation of Kapri on Twitter.
“Hey @realDonaldTrump @potus my friend @KodakBlack1k deserves to be commuted,” Jackson tweeted on Jan. 5. “The system punished him way to hard for a paperwork crime #freekodak”
The White House highlighted Kapri’s “numerous philanthropic efforts… such as providing educational resources to students and families of fallen law enforcement officers and the underprivileged. In addition to these efforts, he has paid for the notebooks of school children, provided funding and supplies to daycare centers, provided food for the hungry, and annually provides for underprivileged children during Christmas.”
Kapri expressed gratitude to Trump for the pardon on Twitter Tuesday.
“I Want To Thank The President @RealDonaldTrump For His Commitment To Justice Reform And Shortening My Sentence,” he wrote. “I Also Want To Thank Everyone For Their Support And Love. It Means More Than You Will Ever Know. I Want To Continue Giving Back, Learning And Growing.”
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