(AllHipHop News) Young Thug associate Jimmy “PeeWee Roscoe” Winfrey is facing charges connected to Lil Wayne’s tour bus being shot at earlier this year. Winfrey’s legal team is making an interesting argument as to why their client is not guilty of trying to kill Wayne.
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According to TMZ, lawyers for Winfrey claim the former road manager for Thug did not have a reason to hurt Wayne. They are attempting to downplay the alleged beef between Thugger and Weezy.
The attorneys contend the issues between the two performers never reached the level of a major rap feud such as The Notorious B.I.G./2Pac dispute which left both emcees dead. The lawyers even reportedly used a sports analogy connected to starting quarterbacks of NFL divisional opponents.
“Clearly, the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons are rivals because they are fighting every year to win the same division: the NFC South,” Winfrey’s lawyer is quoted as saying. “Yet, this does not provide a motive for Drew Brees to kill or maim Matt Ryan.”
This latest approach comes in stark contrast to reports that Winfrey believed Bryan “Birdman/Baby” Williams – Lil Wayne’s boss at Cash Money Records – was responsible for the violent incident. Court documents were said to include the statement, “[Birdman’s] financial dispute with [Lil Wayne] is what ultimately led to the shooting.”
At the time of the altercation in Atlanta, Baby and Thug were closely aligned. However, Thugger never officially signed with Cash Money or Birdman’s Rich Gang Management team.
A Cobb County indictment filed in June alleged the “Lifestyle” collaborators were directly involved in a R.I.C.O. conspiracy to have Lil Wayne murdered. Neither Baby nor Young Thug have been formally charged with any crimes connected to the bus shooting.