An indictment for the man who shot at Lil Wayne’s tour bus claims he called rival rappers Birdman and Young Thug immediately before and after the shooting.
Were the rival rappers part of an attempted murder plot to kill Weezy?
The shooting occurred in April when a car pulled up alongside 32-year-old Lil Wayne and his entourage’s tour bus and opened fire before fleeing.
Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, and Birdman, real name Bryan Williams, used to collaborate and jointly owned Cash Money Records.
A dispute over money led to the rapper becoming rivals.
According to the indictment, on April 26, Young Thug (Jeffrey Williams) was performing a show in New Orleans, Louisiana when the crowd chanted for Lil Wayne.
Shortly afterward in Atlanta, Georgia, police spotted gang members connected to Young Thug – including his former tour manager Jimmy Winfrey – arriving at another club where Wayne was performing.
Police spotted an assault rifle in Winfrey’s car and attempted to detain him, but he fled the scene.
Wayne and his 11 person entourage were removed from the club in two buses for their own safety.
But as the buses were driving along the interstate, the same 2015 white Chevrolet Camaro Winfrey had fled in pulled up alongside and fired a number of shots from a .40 caliber handgun and a 9mm handgun, before speeding off. Nobody was injured.
The indictment claims that while on his way to the Atlanta club, and while pursuing the buses afterward, Winfrey was ‘in contact by cell phone with cell phones connected to Jeffrey Williams’.
According to the indictment, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Young Thug and Jimmy Winfrey are all Blood Gang members.
The document also refers to Young Thug’s music video for Halftime, Winfrey can be seen holding an assault rifle similar to the one he was spotted with at the Atlanta club.
He raps that if he pulled up next to ‘Lil Whodi’ he would ‘pop him in the noggin’ while a gun is pointed at the camera.
Wayne actually went by the name Lil Whodi at the beginning of his career.
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Young Thug was arrested on Wednesday morning for a separate incident on an outstanding warrant, after threatening to shoot a security guard in the face earlier this month in Georgia.
Police executed a search warrant on his home outside Atlanta, issuing other arrest warrants, which now include felony cocaine possession, felony marijuana possession and 3 counts felony gun possession.
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