Welp. If Lil Wayne’s recent statement toward Young Thug during a recent radio interview was him pressing pause on their growing beef, it’s now safe to say, the beef is back on. Attempted murder changes things—even when it’s only an allegation.
Cobb County, Georgia prosecutors have pointed to Thugga and frequent tourmate Birdman as conspirators behind the shooting of Lil Wayne’s tour buses outside an Atlanta nightclub back in April. Atlanta’s WSB-TV reports that the indictment filed against the shooter, 25-year-old Jimmy Winfrey, alleges that he was working with Thug and Birdman, fellow members of the Bloods street gang, and participating in a RICO conspiracy to harm Weezy. Prosecutors plan to use the music video for Thug’s single “Halftime” as further evidence linking the three together. The video for the song features Winfrey brandishing a firearm, and the lyrics contain threats aimed at Tunechi.
Neither Birdman nor Young Thug have been charged in relation to the incident, and it’s unclear whether they ever will face charges. Winfrey, Thug’s former tour manager, faces charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts, criminal damage, criminal gang activity, reckless conduct, possession of a firearm by a felon and discharging a weapon near the street. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that the shooting caused $20,000 in damages to the vehicles. Despite the fact that several people were onboard the buses, no one was harmed. Winfrey is currently being held in jail without bail.
Birdman and Weezy have been locked in an increasingly acrimonious legal battle over the latter’s forthcoming album, Tha Carter V, and monies owed to him and others signed to his Young Money imprint. They were both at LIV nightclub in Miami recently, and when Weezy took the stage, someone from Bird’s camp threw liquid at him on stage. He shrugged it off, but this latest turn may be a little harder to shake.