Washington Post reports that Birdman, Young Thug and a member of their entourage have been implicated in a plot to murder another Lil Wayne over a business dispute.
In April, Lil Wayne was traveling through Georgia when his tour bus was attacked by people wielding guns in a white Chevy Camaro. No one was injured. According to an indictment obtained by Atlanta’s Channel 2 Action News, prosecutors now claim that Jimmy Winfrey, 25 — better known as PeeWee Roscoe — was behind the wheel of the Camaro.
“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,” the indictment alleges. “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.”
Winfrey was arrested on June 2, as the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. The charges: aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts, criminal damage, possession of a firearm by a felon, criminal gang activity, reckless conduct and discharging a weapon near the street. Winfrey was held without bond.
Mentioned in the indictment were two performers: Jeffery Lamar Williams, 22, better known as Young Thug, and Bryan Williams, a.k.a. Birdman. As Channel 2 explained, Lil Wayne and Birdman, who co-founded a record label, were embroiled in a legal dispute over the release of a Lil Wayne record; Young Thug took Birdman’s side, according to the indictment.
“The indictment alleges that Young Thug made a threat against Lil Wayne and tour bus shooting suspect Jimmy Winfrey carried out that threat,” Channel 2 reported.
All men mentioned in the indictment — including Lil Wayne — are allegedly members of the notorious Bloods gang.
Young Thug and Birdman were not charged relating to the tour bus attack. However, in a separate incident, Young Thug was arrested Wednesday in Georgia after allegedly threatening a mall security guard earlier this month.