As previously reported, Birdman and former Cash Money affiliate Young Thug have allegedly been investigated by Cobb County officials in connection to the Atlanta shooting, but new evidence possibly linking the music exec has surfaced.
The Cash Money Records co-founder was heard saying, "It's time for you to come out here and get your money, man... You done did everything you could do, boss," in a conversation with Winfrey. He followed up saying, "It's an eye-opener, bruh. Strictly business man."
According to WSBTV, the phone call in question along with phone records where Young Thug allegedly called Winfrey "eight times in the 12 minutes leading up to the shooting" are being used as evidence of their involvement of the shooting in Lewis' suit.
"This is just a bus driver looking to get paid and they need a deep pocket so if you connect Mr. Winfrey to other musicians or executives, that makes it a viable case for them," Petchenik said in a statement to WSBTV.
Jimmy "PeeWee Roscoe" Winfrey was arrested and charged with the shooting. He entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to 10-years in prison. His conviction was overturned by the Georgia Supreme Court after ruling the presiding Cobb County judge "improperly coerced" Winfrey into accepting a plea and threatening that he'd get more time if he was convicted by a jury.
These details come days after the Cobb County District Attorney's office revealed that they'd be deciding whether or not Birdman and Young Thug would be charged as co-conspirators in the 2015 shooting of Lil Wayne's tour bus.
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