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During the early hours of April 26, Lil Wayne’s tour bus was shot up in Atlanta. The shooting occurred around 3 am on I-285 near I-75 after a performance at Compound.

As we previously reported, an arrest warrant was issued on May 21 for an ATL resident named Jimmy Carlton Winfrey. At a glance, nothing seems too outlandish, right?

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Well, TMZ is now reporting that Winfrey—who police say was trying to gain status within the Blood gang by “committing a high profile shooting of a rival rap artist”—used to be the road manager of Lil Wayne’s current rap enemy: Young Thug.

Thugger and Wayne have been going at it over the past few weeks, primarily regarding the title of Thug’s most recent project. Originally titled Carter 6, Thug was forced to change the name to Barter 6 because he was reportedly threatened with a lawsuit, most likely from Weezy F Baby himself. The shooting then came just two weeks afterwards. A possible connection?

Winfrey has been charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts, criminal damage, possession of a firearm by a felon, criminal gang activity, reckless conduct and discharging a weapon near the street.

To view a picture of Winfrey and Young Thug together, click here.

What do you think? Is Thug behind the shooting?


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