More details from Thug and Baby’s alleged plot to eliminate Lil Wayne
The indictment that alleges Birdman and Young Thug conspired with Thug’s associate, Jeffrey Winfrey, to kill Lil Wayne, contains quite a few interesting tidbits.
There are some obvious connections that make this a troubling situation. Since the end of last year, it’s appeared that Birdman has been allowing and assisting Young Thug’s attempt to replace Lil Wayne in the Cash Money empire, even appearing on the opening track of Thug’s Barter 6 mixtape, which was an obvious derivative of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter series. In fact, if it weren’t for a lawsuit–presumably filed by Lil Wayne’s team–Thug would’ve named the album Carter 6, despite the fact that Birdman himself has allegedly held up the release of Wayne’s Tha Carter V.
Lil Wayne’s more direct troubles with Birdman have also been well-documented. Towards the end of 2014, Wayne went on a rare Twitter rant, admitting that he wants nothing to do with Birdman or Cash Money, and is doing everything he can to get his new album out of their grasp. Just two weeks ago, he released the Free Weezy Album on TIDAL, after “signing a deal with Jay Z” to get some of his new music out.
However, this indictment has uncovered much more troubling details of the actual incidents in question. According to the legal documents, Jimmy Winfrey followed Lil Wayne’s tour bus out of an Atlanta venue’s parking lot, and opened fire on the bus. There were reportedly 12 people inside, including Lil Wayne, and other Young Money rappers and executives.
Shortly after the shooting incident, which took place in April, authorities allege that Winfrey fled on a nearby freeway while placing a call to Birdman. The indictment also denotes that prior to the shooting, Winfrey placed a call to Young Thug, and a nearby police officer observed that there was an assault rifle in the white Camaro Winfrey was piloting.
In addition to Thug’s recently released “With That” music videos, authorities are also looking at Thug’s Instagram to gather evidence, and have specifically pointed to a video uploaded shortly before the release of B6, in which Thug used profanity to refer to Lil Wayne, and eventually panned to others standing in the room, including Winfrey, who was holding a rifle.