Young Thug & Birdman Involved in Conspiracy to Kill Lil Wayne, Indictment Says

Indictment alleges PeeWee Roscoe shot at Lil Wayne's tour bus to carry out Thug and Birdman's threats.
Author:
Updated:
Original:
DJBooth_logo2x

According to WSB-TV in Atlanta, an indictment resulting from the April 26 shooting of Lil Wayne's tour bus alleges that Young Thug (Jeffery Lamar Williams) and Birdman (Bryan Williams) were involved in the attempted killing of Wayne.

The indictment alleges that Jimmy Winfrey, also known as "PeeWee Roscoe," fired several shots at Lil Wayne's bus from a white Chevy Camaro, and did so to carry out a threat made by Young Thug, who has sided with Birdman in his dispute with Wayne over leaving Cash Money and Lil Wayne's multi-million dollar lawsuit.  

After Atlanta Police discontinued  their  escort, (Winfrey) and  fellow Blood Gang members entered Interstate 285 from Atlanta Road in Cobb County in pursuit of  the buses occupied by (Lil Wayne’s) group. “(That’s when) the white sports car pulled beside the buses, shots were then fired into the buses  from the sports car with a .40 caliber handgun and a 9mm handgun.” - The indictment 

Both Young Thug and Birdman have not yet been charged with any crime, and bringing those charges will mean establishing both Winfrey's guilt and producing firm evidence that he was acting at Young Thug and Birdman's behest, a high legal standard to clear, although the indictment also states that police are investigating possible Blood Gang ties and look to Thug's "Halftime" video as possible evidence. Whether the two are ever charged or not, the indictment is another chapter in the quickly spiraling story of the Cash Money break up and a powerful reminder of just how serious the rift between Birdman and Wayne may be. 

Winfrey is due to appear in court next Friday, while Young Thug was arrested earlier today by U.S. Marshalls in an unrelated incident following "terroristic threats" he allegedly made towards a mall security guard. 

[Nathan S. is the managing editor of The DJBooth and a hip-hop writer. He also occasionally talks in podcast/radio form. His beard is awesome. This is his Twitter.]

Related

DJBooth_logo2x

Kendrick Lamar Says "Lil Wayne is the Greatest"

Hardcore fans may praise Kendrick and trash Lil Wayne, but in a new interview K. Dot explains how influential Weezy was on him.

DJBooth_logo2x

Lil Wayne's Lean Addiction Almost Killed Currensy

A new story from Curren$y reveals just how far gone off lean Lil Wayne was at the peak of his drug addiction.

DJBooth_logo2x

Lil Wayne on Tour Bus Shooting: They "Tried to 2Pac Me"

Just hours before his seizure, Wayne played a new song referencing his escape from last year's shooting of his tour bus.

DJBooth_logo2x

Lil Wayne Sued Over Credit Card Bill as Debts Mount

As Lil Wayne sues Cash Money over unpaid royalties lawsuits against him for unpaid debts continue to rise.