Trouble may be brewing for Young Thug and Birdman. According to WSB-TV’s Mike Petchenick, the Cobb County District Attorney may charge Thugger and Birdman for their role in the 2015 shooting of Lil Wayne’s tour bus.
Last week, it was reported that Birdman and Young Thug may be charged in relation to the shooting of Lil Wayne’s tour bus in 2015. While the district attorney is still weighing the options, evidence has just been released that seemingly proves Birdman’s involvement in the crime.
The Cobb County District Attorney’s office is considering whether to charge Birdman and rapper Yung Thug as co-conspirators in the drive-by shooting. The decision to charge the two men will be made in the next couple of weeks.
In the phone call, Birdman tells Winfrey that it was time for him to “come out and get [his] money.” He assured the man that he did “everything [he] could do, boss.” The same report alleges that Young Thug had called Winfrey 8 times in the 12 minutes leading to the bus shooting, which is definitely pretty suspicious. Some of this information is certainly damaging and may have led to the district attorney deciding whether to charge them or not.
The leaked audio is evidence in a lawsuit filed by Lil Wayne’s tour bus driver, Alvin Lewis, who is seeking damages for his “pain and suffering”.
Phone records obtained by the Cobb County DA’s office reveals Yung Thug, real name Jeffrey Lamar Williams, called Winfrey 8 times in the minutes leading up to the bus shooting.
Winfrey, driving a white sports car, pulled alongside Wayne’s tour bus on a highway and opened fire with a .40 caliber handgun. The bus was sprayed with gunfire, but no one on the bus was hurt. Winfrey was Yung Thug’s tour manager at the time of the shooting.
Winfrey pleaded guilty to attempted murder and weapons charges and received a 10-year prison sentence. But his sentence was overturned by the Georgia Supreme Court. He remains in prison until he gets a new trial or takes a new plea deal.