Young Thug Hit With New Charges; Named In Indictment of Lil Wayne Tour Bus Shooter
Birdman also named in tour bus shooter's indictment.
Since his arrest 24 hours ago for allegedly threatening to shoot a mall cop in the face on July 7, Young Thug's trouble with the police has only gotten worse.
After obtaining a search warrant for his Georgia residence, police raided Young Thug's house and hit him with drug and weapons violations, according to Sandy Springs police. There are currently multiple felony arrest warrants out for Thug (real name Jeffrey Williams): possession of cocaine and marijuana and possession of a gun during commission of felony. WSBTV's Mike Petchenik in Atlanta first reported the news, which Billboard independently confirmed.
Unfortunately for Williams, that's not all: He and Cash Money CEO Birdman are named in a Cobb County court's indictment against Jimmy Winfrey, the man accused of shooting into Lil Wayne's tour buses on April 26.
According to the indictment, Winfrey was "in contact by cell phone with cell phones connected to" Young Thug just prior to chasing down Lil Wayne's tour buses on a Georgia interstate. The indictment also says Winfrey placed a call to Birdman (Bryan Williams) after allegedly firing shots at Weezy's two buses using two separate guns. As of now, Birdman and Young Thug are not charged with anything in connection to that shooting -- they're simply named in the indictment.
The April 26 shooting occurred not after Young Thug was shouted off stage by a New Orleans crowd chanting for Lil Wayne.
Billboard reached out to reps for Lil Wayne and Young Thug but did not receive comment.