Following a 2015 nightclub performance in Atlanta, gunmen opened fire on Wayne’s tour bus as it was leaving the venue. No one was injured.
The incident took place just months after Wayne’s legal battle with Cash Money. The shooter, Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, was sentenced to 20 years after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. Winfrey told cops that the beef between Birdman and Wayne led to the murder-for-hire plot.
After the shooting, Winfrey placed a call to a cell phone owned by Birdman, who has denied any involvement. Birdman and Wayne settled their legal battle earlier this year, resulting in the long-awaited release of Tha Carter V.
In light of today’s news, Thug announced plans to release another Lil Wayne-inspired project, Barter 7, the follow-up to 2016’s Barter 6.