An epic feud between one of hip hop's most prominent and successful duos has apparently gone to a darker, scarier place than previously known.
Birdman and associate Young Thug have been indicted as part of a conspiracy to murder Lil Wayne, according to an astonishing new report.
The indictment of Young Thug and Birdman's alleged involvement comes as a local news channel posted new information about an April shooting.
Birdman and Thug aren’t facing charges - yet - but that may change thanks to Young Thug’s tour manager Jimmy “PeeWee Roscoe” Winfrey.
Allegedly the shooter in the orchestrated drive-by, the case against Winfrey suggests he was trying to take Weezy out on the pair's behalf.
Lil Wayne, 32, was on his tour bus in Atlanta when the oversized vehicle came under gunfire from two other cars and was hit multiple times.
An indictment alleges that Birdman, 46, and Young Thug, 22, hatched the plot to off Weezy and that Thug had previously threatened his life.
The article ties the two performers to the Blood gang.
After Atlanta Police discontinued their escort of the bus, one of their associates, Jimmy Winfrey, pursued the vehicle. The indictment states:
"Fellow Blood Gang members entered Interstate 285 from Atlanta Road in Cobb County in pursuit of the buses occupied by [Lil Wayne's] group..."
"The white sports car pulled beside the buses, shots were then fired into the buses from the sports car with a .40 caliber handgun and a 9mm handgun."
Fortunately, Weezy narrowly escaped death that day.
The bombshell report is just the latest to document the demise of Birdman and Lil Wayne's once-tight bond, which has deteriorated rapidly.
They were close personal friends, with Weezy even citing the rapper as a father figure, and worked together many times over the years.
Wayne and Bird made a LOT of money together, but the dynamic between the former Cash Money honchos soured last year in a big way.
A beef over management and the release of Lil Wayne's latest album, Tha Carter V, led him to sue Birdman and Cash Money for $51 million.
For his part, the aptly-named Young Thug is also facing allegations that he threatened to kill a security officer at a mall ... yesterday.