Young Thug was involved in a heated beef with Lil Wayne for much of 2015. Things took a turn for the worse after Weezy’s tour bus was shot up in April. Young Thug and Birdman were accused of putting a hit out on Wayne’s life in an indictment.
Thug denied having any involvement in Wayne’s tour bus shooting incident in his New York Times interview.
“I got millions to get, I’m not running around shooting no damn bus,” Thug said.
Despite Thug’s proclamation of innocence, the Atlanta rapper has expressed support for PeeWee Roscoe, the man accused of shooting Lil Wayne’s bus.
“We finna start this Free Rosco campaign,” Thug said. “I need everybody in this motherf *cking world to say ‘Free motherf*cking Roscoe.’”
Roscoe, born Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, was arrested in May on multiple felony counts that include aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts, criminal damage, possession of a firearm by a felon, criminal gang activity, reckless conduct and discharging a weapon near the street.
Roscoe collaborated with Young Thug and T.I. on song “Bankrolls On Deck.”
Roscoe, 25, of Atlanta, is reported to have carried out the crime to gain higher gang status in the Bloods Gang, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Roscoe allegedly cause $20,000 worth of damages when two tour buses belonging to Lil Wayne were hit on I-285 near I-75 in Cobb County following a performance at Compound nightclub, according to WSB-TV. Roscoe is reported to have fired the shots from his vehicle. No one was injured.
“Said accused did commit said act in order to gain status in his criminal organization by a committing a high profile shooting of a rival rap artist,” the warrant states, according to AJC. “Said accused has associated himself with known blood gang members in the Atlanta area.”
Roscoe, whose real name is Jimmy Winfrey, allegedly stated Birdman’s financial dispute with Lil Wayne led to the attempted hit, according to court docs obtained by TMZ.
Winfrey reportedly argued, “[Birdman] should be held liable as a party to the crime.”
According to an indictment that was filed in June, Roscoe called Birdman’s cellphone immediately after the shooting.
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Young Thug Denies Trying To Kill Lil Wayne
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