AceShowbiz - Ray J is taking Kim Kardashian's route in an attempt to get Suge Knight released earlier from jail. The 38-year-old rapper has reportedly been in "secret talks" with members of the Trump Administration to discuss the Death Row co-founder's possible release.
According to Daily Mail, the "One Wish" hitmaker is lobbying for President Donald Trump to pardon the 54-year-old record producer, who was convicted of manslaughter in 2018. A source close to the singer says he's trying to convince the president that his friend deserves to be pardoned because he's a changed man who has learned from his past mistakes.
Ray is following the footsteps of his ex-girlfriend Kim, who has been advocating for criminal justice reform. The reality TV star successfully persuaded Trump to grant former drug trafficker Alice Johnson clemency in 2018.
The source tells Daily Mail, "Ray J is very competitive and always has been. He saw what Kim was able to do with her work in the criminal justice system with the Trump administration and he is determined to show he can do the same." The source adds, "He's adamant that he can convince Trump to pardon Suge and that people will respect him for doing so."
In September 2018, Suge was sentenced to 28 years in prison for a fatal 2015 hit-and-run that killed his friend and co-founder of Heavyweight Records, Terry Carter. The second victim, filmmaker Cle Sloan, suffered a mangled foot and head injuries. However, it is believed that Suge may not serve his full sentence and could be released from jail in a little more than 10 years.