Young Thug and Birdman may face charges for their alleged involvement in the 2015 shooting of Lil Wayne's tour bus.
According to Atlanta's WSB-TV, the Cobb County District Attorney's Office will decide whether to pursue charges against the rapper and record executive within the "next few weeks." The announcement was made in light of "new evidence" that surfaced in civil suit involving the shooting.
Following an April 26, 2015 concert in Atlanta, Peewee Roscoe—a.k.a. Jimmy Carlton Winfrey—opened fire on Wayne's tour bus on Highway I-285. Roscoe eventually pled guilty in the case, and was given a 10-year prison sentence as well as 10 years of probation; however, he also claimed that he was unfairly singled out for the crime, as it was Birdman and Wayne's financial dispute that ultimately led to the shooting.
According to the indictment against Roscoe, prosecutors theorized that Baby and Thugger had orchestrated the attack on Wayne's bus with the intention to kill Tha Carter V rapper. Prosecutors pointed out that five days before the shooting, Thug posted an Instagram video that seemingly threatened Wayne. They also noted that shortly after Roscoe opened fire, he placed a call to Birdman's cellphone.
The indictment also points to Thug's music video for "Halftime," in which he raps: "Fuck nigga try me I swear to God, Lil Whodi done pull up and pop at his noggin." "Lil Whodi," of course, is one of Wayne's aliases. Investigators also noted that Thug was performing in Weezy's hometown of New Orleans on the night of the shooting, and was booed off stage. This details propels the narrative that Thug became resent of the Wayne, whom he had once called his "idol."
It's important to note that Birdman and Thug were not arrested nor charged in the case.
Stay tuned as more details become available.