Outgoing President Donald Trump spent his final days in office making pardons for multiple people, including high profile rappers Lil Wayne, Kodak Black and former White House Chief of Staff Steve Bannon. To fans dismay, several other rappers speculated to be on that list were sadly left off including Suge Knight, Bobby Smurda, and Master P’s brother C-Murder. Fellow Louisiana rapper Boosie BadAzz was not happy about this and took to twitter to vent his frustrations.
“Everybody can get a pardon but #cmurder […]IM PISSED THE F— OFF TODAY don’t wanna y’all to anybody today so don’t call THANKS” said the rapper after hearing the news.
Corey Miller is currently serving time in connection to the 2002 incident involving 16-year-old Steve Thomas. He was sentenced to life on August 14, 2009 and has been held in the Louisiana State Penitentiary ever since.
Renewed interest in his case was sparked last year thanks to Kim Kardashian and singer Monica, who both took lead on trying to free the now 49 year old rapper. Unfortunately he was not given a pardon by President Trump, with many people pointing out that the President can only pardon Federal Level Charges, and not State Charges like the ones against Corey Miller.
Boosie, who has also served time in 2009 has talked frequently about bunking with Miller during the time they were locked up together. The rapper has even gotten emotional in interviews, and publicly thank Kim Kardashian last year tweeting “@kimkardashianwest If You Free CMurder I Got You For Life… That’s On Bleek”
@kimkardashianwest If You Free CMurder I Got You For Life… That’s On Bleek— Boosie BadAzz (@BOOSIEOFFICIAL) August 16, 2020
Elsewhere, fans of Kodak and Wayne are celebrating. While neither rapper has released a statement, Wayne was a very vocal Trump supporter in the lead up to the 2020 election. He took pictures with the president and is believed to have been pushing for Kodak’s pardon as well. They share the same lawyer, Bradford Cohen, who released a statement to XXL saying “”President Trump and his administration have been tireless advocates on behalf of the African-American community,” said Cohen. “These pardons is [sic] a perfect example of this administration following up on its reforms and commitments. Thank you to President Trump for his advocacy and dedication to justice reform.”