The Lil Wayne bus shooting that occurred in April 2015 has taken another turn. The rapper’s former tour bus driver, Alvin Lewis, is suing Young Thug, Birdman, Peewee Roscoe, Cash Money records and Young Money records for their involvement in a shooting of a bus he was driving.
Lewis said he has “suffered and continues to suffer substantial and continuing pain, anguish, suffering, discomfort, medical expenses, lost personal and professional property, and lost wages.” The complaint also states that “defendants placed plaintiff in immediate fear of death and severe bodily harm by attacking and attempting to kill him without any just provocation or cause,” reported CourthouseNews.com.
Before the shooting occurred, Lil Wayne performed at the Compound nightclub in Atlanta. According to the complaint, a confrontation between Lil Wayne’s crew and Peewee Roscoe’s crew arose, with Roscoe allegedly saying, “This is my city… I’ll spray the bus.”
Authorities escorted the bus as it left the area, but Roscoe continued to pursue the vehicle, allegedly pulling up beside the bus and firing at it with a .40 caliber handgun and a 9mm handgun. The rapper was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the shooting.
In August 2015, Roscoe, who serves as Young Thug’s manager, said he shouldn’t be held fully responsible for the shooting. In court documents obtained by TMZ, Roscoe said “[Birdman’s] financial dispute with [Lil Wayne] is what ultimately led to the shooting.”
Rapper T.I., who has a relationship with both Lil Wayne and Young Thug, believes Roscoe was not responsible for the shooting. During an interview with DJ Drama on Shade45, T.I. alleged that Roscoe “took a charge, trying to stay silent for somebody.”
“I know he didn’t do it. I won’t lie to you. It’s a tough spot. I still love Wayne. I still do everything I can for him,” T.I. added.