Lil Wayne's Tour Bus Driver Suing Young Thug & Birdman for 'Mental Anguish' Over 2015 Shooting

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Lil Wayne Performs at Tidal X Collegrove at The Tabernacle on March 30, 2016 in Atlanta.

Back in April 2015, Lil Wayne's life was nearly in jeopardy after his tour bus was targeted and shot at by Peewee Roscoe (aka Jimmy Carlton Winfrey) after Wayne's show in Atlanta. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but now, Wayne's former tour-bus driver is seeking retribution after that traumatic experience drained him emotionally and financially. 

According to Courthouse News, a suit filed Nov. 16 at Georgia's Cobb County by Alvin Lewis alleges that Young ThugBirdman, Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, Cash Money Records and Young Money Records placed him "in immediate fear of death and severe bodily harm by attacking and attempting to kill him without any just provocation or cause." In addition to that, Lewis is suing for assault and battery, breach of contract and intentional infliction of distress and more. 

Last April, Winfrey pulled up to Wayne's tour bus and fired several gunshots in the alleged gang-related shooting. No one was injured. Following the shooting, Winfrey attempted to hide the car he was driving in, but to no avail.

As a result, he was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with the first 10 years being served in jail and the remainder on probation. In the suit, Lewis also explained how he "has suffered and continues to suffer substantial and continuing pain, anguish, suffering, discomfort, medical expenses, lost personal and professional property and lost wages." He's currently seeking unspecified damages for his emotional state.

Though Winfrey was the only one facing charges, Birdman and Young Thug were deemed as his associates in the indictment. Both men have remained adamant of their noninvolvement and innocence regarding the situation.


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