Lil Wayne's former bus driver filed a lawsuit against Young Thug, Birdman, Peewee Roscoe (aka Jimmy Carlton Winfrey), Cash Money Records and Young Money Records, connected to an April 2015 incident in which Winfrey fired shots at Lil Wayne's tour buses after an Atlanta concert.
According to Courthouse News, the suit, filed in Georgia's Cobb County State Court on November 16th by Alvin Lewis, alleges the defendants placed Lewis "in immediate fear of death and severe bodily harm by attacking and attempting to kill him without any just provocation or cause." Lewis is suing for assault and battery, breach of contract and intentional infliction of distress, among other charges.
In the shooting incident, Winfrey pulled up alongside Wayne's tour buses, fired multiple gunshots and subsequently attempted to hide the Camaro he was driving, according to the State of Georgia's indictment. No one was injured in the alleged gang-related shooting, which caused over $20,000 in damages.
Lewis claims 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 is seeking unspecified damages.
Winfrey was sentenced to 20 years – 10 in prison, followed by 10 on probation – after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors. He was initially indicted on 30 counts connected to the shooting, but he only pleaded guilty to six gang-related charges, per the deal.
While only Winfrey has faced charges, both Birdman and Young Thug were named as his associates in the indictment.
Representatives for Birdman (real name Bryan Williams) and Young Thug (real name Jeffery Williams) did not immediately reply to requests for comment.
Lewis' complaint details the events leading to the shooting, including a confrontation in which Roscoe allegedly said, "This is my city – keep fucking around and I'll spray the bus." Lewis adds that neither Young Thug nor Birdman "repudiated Winfrey's acts of violence."
Birman denied any involvement with the shooting in a July interview with Power 105.1. "[That's] the craziest shit I ever heard in my life," said the Cash Money executive, explaining that he didn't hear about the incident until afterward.