Prosecutors in Cobb County, Georgia believe a shooting targeted at Lil Wayne’s tour bus in April was partially orchestrated by the rapper’s Cash Money Records label boss Birdman and fellow MC Young Thug.
Jimmy Carlton, the tour manager of Young Thug, was previously identified as the gunman involved in the early morning shooting that took place in Atlanta on April 26th. However, in an indictment filed in court against Carlton, prosecutors allege that Birdman and Young Thug himself were also involved in Wayne’s attempted murder.
Update – Friday, November 20th: Carlton pleaded guilty to shooting Lil Wayne’s tour bus and was sentenced 10 years in prison with an additional 10 years of parole.
According to WSBTV reporter Mike Petchenik, who obtained the indictment, neither Birdman nor Young Thug are facing charges. However, prosecutors allege that both men were “working” with Carlton. Additionally, Young Thug’s video for “Halftime” is cited in the indictment, as it sees the rapper holding a rifle while making reference to Lil Wanye.
Lil Wayne has been feuding with both Birdman and Young Thug in recent months. Wayne recently filed a $51 million lawsuit against Birdman and Cash Money Records over the delay of Tha Carter V. As for Young Thug, Wayne didn’t take kindly to the rapper’s plans to name his latest mixtape Tha Carter VI.
Earlier today, Young Thug was arrested by U.S. Marshals after allegedly threatening to kill a mall security guard.