Young Thug’s Manager Charged In Lil Wayne Bus Shooting, Is Birdman Connected ?

Published On May 30, 2015 | By john | hip hop, Latest posts, News, The Barbershop, Uncategorized

BY:  John “Hennry” Harris

The heated and very public feud between Young Money label head Lil Wayne and rap new jack Young Thug has just taken a turn down a dark alley.

In late April 2015, Weezy performed at the Compound nightclub in Atlanta, Young Thug’s hometown.

Shortly after 3:30 a.m., and just minutes after Wayne’s two tour buses pulled away from the club, TMZ reported that 2 white vehicles, a sports car (possibly a Corvette) and an SUV, opened fire on one of the tunechibustour buses.

Weezy and few other Young Money artists and execs were on at least one of the buses at the time of the shooting.  No one was injured, but a message was definitely sent to Lil Wayne.

The witnesses did not see much and there was no concrete link to the shooting to Young Thug.

Up to that point, the Weezy/Young Thug beef was a lot of veiled threats and posturing.

thugmanager1Now, TMZ reported that Atlanta PD got an arrest warrant for Young Thug’s manager, Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, on May 21, and he’s been charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, criminal gang activity, terroristic threats and aggravated assault.

What makes this even more interesting is not only Young Thug tied to the shooting, but this also raises the question if Birdman, who is embroiled in a bitter legal battle over $52 million with Lil Wayne for unpaid royalties andrichgang ownership of the Young Money label and artists, had anything to do with the shooting.

Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan and Birdman made up the group Rich Gang, as many seen Birdman trying to replace Lil Wayne with Young Thug, who admittedly idolizes Wayne.

birdweezykissingWould Birdman, who had a reported father/son relationship with Lil Wayne send real shots at his “son” ?

Since the bus shooting, Rich Homie Quan has left Rich Gang to reportedly focus on his solo career and Young Thug recently announced that he was no longer on Rich Gang anymore and was recently engaged – to a woman !!!

Rumors were abound that Young Thug and Birdman’s relationship was more than a business relationshipbirdthuggay as they publicly declared their loyalty and “love” to each other.

Did Birdman drop Thugga to distance himself from the bus shooting or did Birdman drop Thugga because the shooting occurred ??

birdweelaughBirdman has been extremely quiet over the last month or so, but some serious questions are being raised as his split with Lil Wayne, one of Cash Money’s former flagship artists and cash cow, appears to be growing wider.

If this isn’t an “It’s Complicated” relationship status I don’t know what is … there are so many elements to this story.

Check out this video to hear Young Thug talk about his “engagement” and no longer being with Rich Gang:




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