As the Donald Trump administration winds down and Joe Biden prepares to take over the Oval Office on January 20, the political media is speculating that the outgoing president will issue hundreds of pardons on his final day. Lil Wayne and Kodak Black’s names have been mentioned on that potential amnesty list.
According to the Daily Beast, Snoop Dogg has also been quietly pushing to get Trump to commute the federal sentence of Death Row Records co-founder and financier Michael “Harry-O” Harris. Criminal justice reform advocate Alice Marie Johnson supposedly spoke to White House advisors/Trump family members Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as well as White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about Snoop’s request.
Johnson told the outlet, “The president knows how much this case means to me… In reviewing Michael Harris’ case, his story, and what he’s gone through, this is such an unfair case… He should have been home a decade ago. I really felt for this man. I am very hopeful that he will be home before the end of the Trump administration.”
Harris was convicted on attempted murder and drug trafficking-related charges. The alleged reformed former Los Angeles cocaine kingpin is reportedly scheduled to be released in October 2028. Last year, his legal team attempted to get the nearly 60-year-old inmate a compassionate release from California’s Federal Correctional Institution at Lompoc because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Snoop Dogg’s apparent push to get the current president to release Harris comes after the ex-Death Row recording artist was one of the most outspoken critics of Trump, his agenda, and his supporters for years. The Doggfather famously called out Kanye West for backing Trump’s MAGA movement before supposedly mending that political split with Ye.
In 2017, BADBADNOTGOOD’s “Lavender (Nightfall Remix)” music video featuring Snoop Dogg led to a public feud between the Hip Hop megastar and the sitting POTUS because the visuals depicted the West Coast emcee firing a gag gun at a clown parody version of Trump. Last year, Snoop also called Trump a “#coronavirusliar” over his misleading and inaccurate responses to the COVID-19 crisis.