Birdman's Call To Lil Wayne's Alleged Bus Shooter Surfaces
By Peyton Blakemore
October 2, 2018
Just days after it was reported that Birdman and Young Thug could be charged as co-conspirators in the 2015 shooting of Lil Wayne's tour bus, audio between Birdman and the accused shooter Jimmy "PeeWee Roscoe" Winfrey has leaked.
"It's time for you to come out here and get your money, man... You done did everything you could do, boss," Birdman said during the call, which was taken while Peewee was in jail. "It's an eye-opener, bruh... Strictly business, man."
Despite Birdman sounding like he was congratulating PeeWee on a job well done, a source close to the Cash Money co-founder told TMZ on Monday (October 1), the phone call "was in no way referring to the bus shooting." The insider also claimed that Birdman does not believe PeeWee was the shooter. Adding, he would "never associate with someone who tried to harm Wayne."
While PeeWee was convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison for the shooting of Wayne's tour bus in April 2015, the ruling was overturned in 2017 due to biased conduct by the judge in his case. PeeWee though remains in custody as he awaits a new trial or possible plea deal.
Last week, ironically the same day Wayne dropped his highly-anticipated album Tha Carter V, it was revealed that the driver of Wayne's tour bus that was involved in the shooting was taking legal action against Birdman, Thugger, and PeeWee. He alleges that the three men "conspired in the shooting," ultimately leaving him with "pain and suffering." The leaked audio of Birdman and PeeWee's phone call is part of the evidence included in his civil suit. Phone records also showed Young Thug called PeeWee eight times in the minutes leading up to Wayne's tour bus shooting.
As fans know, Wayne's tour bus was shot up in Atlanta back in 2015 after Wayne performed at a nightclub. While the bus was pulling away from the club, a white sports car pulled up beside it, opening fire "with a .40 caliber handgun and a 9mm handgun," as per the shooting's initial reports. PeeWee later pled guilty to six of the 27 counts he faced in relation to the shooting and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. However, his sentencing was overturned after Young Thug's former manager claimed PeeWee was coerced into a guilty plea.
The Cobb County District Attorney's Office will decide in the next few weeks if they will charge Birdman and Thugger for their alleged role in the shooting.
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