Birdman & Young Thug
Tied to Bus Shooting Plot
7/16/2015 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Birdman and Young Thug are connected to a plot to kill Lil Wayne … which went down the night Wayne’s tour bus got shot up in Atlanta … according to cops.
The explosive allegation comes in the indictment for Jimmy Carlton Winfrey — the guy busted for firing at Wayne’s bus back in April. According to the docs, moments after Winfrey shot up the bus in Atlanta … he called a phone owned by Birdman.
Adding further suspicion — after that call, Winfrey drove to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel … where Wayne’s entourage stopped after the shooting. Cops don’t say it in the indictment, but the insinuation is Winfrey was told to go finish the job … but as we reported, police had met Wayne’s entourage at the hotel to investigate the shooting.
TMZ broke the story … Winfrey has been Young Thug’s tour manager. Cops also point out that Winfrey is seen brandishing an assault rifle in Thug’s “Halftime” music video … which includes lyrics threatening to shoot Wayne in the head.
Birdman and Thug have not been charged with any crime — but the indictment makes it clear cops think they’re closely tied to the shooter.