A former road manager reportedly involved in firing at Lil Wayne’s tour bus is a free man. Jimmy “Peewee Roscoe” Winfrey was connected to Cash Money Records head Bryan “Birdman” William and Rich Gang affiliate Young Thug.
The violent 2015 altercation was allegedly a response to Winfrey and Wayne arguing outside Atlanta’s Compound nightclub in April of that year. No one was injured during the shooting on the I-85 highway, but the gunfire reportedly caused more than $20,000 in damages.
In 2015, Birdman and Wayne were in the middle of a financial dispute over unpaid royalties and album advance money. Plus, Wayne was publicly feuding with Young Thug over Birdman’s protégé naming his project Barter 6. That title was seen by some people as disrespectful because Wayne had already established the Carter album series which had only reached the fourth installment at the time.
WSBTV reported that court documents listed Young Thug and Birdman as co-conspirators in the plot to kill Wayne. At one point, Winfrey’s legal team argued that Birdman should be held liable as a party to the crime. Both Birdman and Thug denied any involvement and neither man was charged in connection to the shooting.
Over the weekend, Young Thug welcomed Peewee Roscoe home with a video posted on Instagram. The clip featured Thugger’s friend saying that he was a “different m###########” after being gifted a Gideon Bible, presumably while he was still incarcerated.
On his own IG page, Peewee Roscoe uploaded a photo of himself on the steps of a private jet. The picture’s caption read, “IM FREE DEATHB4DISHONOR $LATTMAFIA BIZNE$$ 4EVERYOUNG GOATFREE BANKROLLMAFIA Y$L.”
Winfrey pled guilty to two counts of violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act earlier this year. He originally pled guilty to six of the 27 counts and sentenced to 10 years in prison in that Cobb County, Georgia case. The conviction was overturned by the Georgia Supreme Court in 2018.
As part of the new plea deal, the other 25 charges against Winfrey were dropped. He was given credit for time served and ordered to pay $100,000 in restitution to one of the bus drivers. In August, Winfrey was booked into the Alachua County jail in Gainesville, Florida for an outstanding drug charge from 2014.
“He was released from his Georgia sentence in August but was transferred to Florida on a probation violation case,” Winfrey’s lawyer, Steven Sadow, told XXL. “That Florida probation violation case was just resolved and he is now released from jail.”