Earlier this month, Georgia prosecutors indicted PeeWee Roscoe, tour manager for Young Thug, in a shooting that hit two Lil Wayne tour buses April 26. The Cobb County district attorney strongly implied that Young Thug or Cash Money label boss Bryan “Birdman” Williams ordered the shooting in an attempt to settle their ongoing dispute with Lil Wayne, although neither has been charged. Now Birdman has claimed he wasn’t involved, and challenged the evidence that ties him to the attack.
The indictment claims that alleged shooter PeeWee Roscoe—real name Jimmy Winfrey—called a phone registered to Williams directly after he opened fire on the two buses, and stayed on the phone as he followed the buses to an Atlanta hotel where Lil Wayne’s people met with police.
A source close to Williams told TMZ Friday that he did get a call at that time, but that it wasn’t from Winfrey. The two phones involved in the call were Cash Money company cells, difficult to trace to any individual, and Birdman’s story is that one of Wayne’s people called him to tell him about the shooting.
The timeline in the indictment doesn’t specify whether police based their assertions on PeeWee Roscoe’s phone records or Birdman’s, so it’s hard to say right now whether his alibi holds up. (Again, he hasn’t officially been charged with conspiracy in the shooting.)
He still hasn’t denied throwing vodka on Lil Wayne at Miami’s Club Liv a few weeks ago, though.