Man gets 20-year sentence after firing shots at Lil Wayne's tour bus
A man who fired shots at rapper Lil Wayn'es tour bus in April was sentenced to 20 years in prison on the weekend.
Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, who once served as road manager for rapper Young Thug, pleaded guilty on Friday to six counts of violating the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act in the US.
The April shooting occurred when a car pulled up alongside the tour-bus used by 32-year-old Lil Wayne and his entourage and opened fire before fleeing.
The shooting reportedly caused more than US $20,000 worth of damage to the bus. Police said he fired the shots to gain 'street cred.'
The 25-year-old had originally been indicted on 30 counts, however prosecutors will not pursue the other charges as part of a plea deal which will cause Winfrey to spend 10 years behind bars and serve the other 10 on parole.
Court documents reveal that Winfrey, while using rapper Birdman’s phone, may have spoken to Young Thug in the hours following the April shooting, which injured no one.
Both Birdman and Young Thug deny any involvement in the incident.
Birdman who was responsible for Lil Wayne's Hip-Hop debut, parted ways with Weezy because of issues with Birdman's record label.
Young Thug who was also a close friend of Weezy eventually severed ties with him and sided with Birdman.
The feud among the three has been likened to that between rappers Tupac and Notorious B. I. G, which ended in the tragic death of both rappers in 1996 and 1997 respectively.