Report: Young Thug Linked To Lil Wayne Shooting

Published: Sunday 31st May 2015 by David
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Lil Wayne’s feud with Young Thug has reached a new low.

For, the latter has been linked to a shooting that threatened to end the Young Money royal’s life.

A serious matter below…

TMZ shares:

Lil Wayne‘s tour bus was allegedly shot up by a guy who has very close ties to Wayne’s rival, Young Thug.

Atlanta PD got an arrest warrant for the suspect, Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, on May 21 … and he’s been charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, possession of a firearm by a felon, and criminal gang activity.

We’re told by multiple sources in Atlanta that Winfrey has been Young Thug’s road manager — which is incredibly relevant since Thug’s been in a very public feud with Wayne for months.

Thug released a mixtape called “Tha Carter 6” — mocking Wayne’s long delayed album — but changed it to “Barter 6” when he was threatened with a lawsuit.

The website adds that Winfrey may have been attempting to gain status into the infamous Bloods gang by “committing a high profile shooting of a rival rap artist.”

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  1. BeyIsKing May 31, 2015

    It’s 2015 there’s no place for this 1980s hip hop violence.

    • Arianator Barb May 31, 2015

      1990s

      • Danny Bey May 31, 2015

        Right. The 80s was when hip hop beef stayed on wax.

  2. Me >>> you May 31, 2015

    This is so stupid. Who is this b**** young thug? Does he have any big hit? No? Then ok

    • Arianator Barb May 31, 2015

      Lifestyle, about the money, throw sum mo, he’s big in hip hop not the pop world

      • Black Barbie dressed in bvlgari May 31, 2015

        Throw some mo is Rae Shrummurd and Nicki Minaj

      • Arianator Barb May 31, 2015

        Young thug is on it too

  3. Arianator Barb May 31, 2015

    I thought Wayne was a blood.

  4. Arianator Barb May 31, 2015

    Y’all also forgot to post that young thug said he’ll probably call his next mixtape Carter V… I’m really starting to wonder what went down between them that Baby is allowing this type of disrespect and b******* to happen to his son, is gotta be more than just the money

    • Molly May 31, 2015

      Right boo im sure everything will come out soon. I wish the best for young money.

    • Lake Erie May 31, 2015

      Hell yea!! And I can’t wait for it all to unfold.

    • Rihyeezy May 31, 2015

      Thugga is no longer with birdman

    • Jerome June 1, 2015

      Yep, Lil Wayne is tired of giving up that P**** to his daddy.

  5. Molly May 31, 2015

    Ugh this is terrible get it together you guys are rich and made it out the hood act like gentlemen instead of thugs please.

  6. Troll alert May 31, 2015

    2pac & B.I.G did it better

  7. Cindy May 31, 2015

    black people crimes

    • Jamie May 31, 2015

      Yeah right…just glad nobody got hurt like when a school full of children was shot up…oh my bad that wasn’t done by a black person…

  8. RihAmerican (hives scared of R8) May 31, 2015

    O Well let them shoot each other,they’re both annoying.At least we dont have to blame a white cop.

  9. JT May 31, 2015

    This is childish Young Thug you look like you have an infection and need to cream your dry crusty diseased looking skin instead of focussing on Wayne so much

  10. Barb-wire May 31, 2015

    Why is Young thug pushing himself in this feud. This has nothing to do with him, the fight’s between baby and Wayne. He tried it with that wack ass Tha Carter 6 and got clocked for it.

  11. TheElusiveLamb May 31, 2015

    It looks like Birdman is on his Tommy Motolla… signing a new artist just to get back and “beef” with the old artist, because you’re not together anymore. SMH. Fix it Jesus.

  12. LoveBey May 31, 2015

    This is so childish and disgusting. You can’t handle issues without violence? Young Thug should be arrested too

  13. Fancy BISH May 31, 2015

    Lil Wayne damn near looks like a male model standing next to Old Thug in the above picture lol…that’s how toe up Young Bug looks…Young Thug is like the Shogun Master and Wayne is Bruce Leroy lol…he just lacks star power…he’ll never be Weezy F. Baby…he should go buy himself a new dress honey #MESS #Garter6

  14. RATEDXXX May 31, 2015

    my goodness this nicca is ugly….I didn’t think anybody on the planet would make joe camel look s***..but damn…

    this ugly nicca is not popular in the hip hop world…the only reason people care about him because he acts gay…

    he’s wayne understudy…

    • Toohotfortv May 31, 2015

      For you to say he’s not popular is kinda weird. He’s kind of a big deal.

  15. Credits May 31, 2015

    Why do people support this young thug guy? If people buy his music and boost him up, they are allowing this treachery. Just don’t support the dude.

  16. milano May 31, 2015

    Was it just me or isn’t there a pic of young thug with red lipstick and blue eye shadow. The article was a bout his recent come out of the closet. Wanting the world to now call him tangy thug

  17. It’s Barbie B**** May 31, 2015

    This birdman and lil wayne divorce is getting messy chile..

  18. LB May 31, 2015

    So it seems artists’ beef is not, or should I say, should not be with the likes of Spotify and Pandora…etc but with their labels. The music business is shady as hell. From Forbes:

    To understand the urgency the labels feel, it’s helpful to walk through what they’ve endured. Total U.S. album sales peaked at 785 million in 2000–the year after a pair of teenagers named Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker created Napster, which allowed anyone with a computer and a reasonably fast Web connection to trade music.

    By 2008 annual album sales had plummeted 45%. Between then and now, even as the labels reined in illegal downloading, sales dropped another 40% to 257 million. That means, at $15 per album, the industry is currently taking in $7.9 billion less in annual retail sales than it was a decade and a half ago. Initially, the labels’ response was to fight piracy in court and to fold into one another. There were six majors in 1999; now there are three.


    Apple provided a respite. Selling billions of 99-cent songs on iTunes gave labels a few years to catch their breath as the streaming revolution approached. Now, as the MP3 heads the way of the eight-track tape, it seems the labels have learned from their mistakes. Led by Warner’s new billionaire owner, Len Blavatnik, Universal CEO Lucian Grainge and Sony’s music chief, industry veteran Doug Morris, the majors have figured out that it’s smarter to bully their way into companies seeking to eat their lunch rather than perpetually try to sue them, Whac-A-Mole-style, out of existence.

    So far two dominant streaming models have emerged: Internet radio companies like Pandora that allow subscribers to passively listen to music that’s customized for their tastes and interactive ones like Spotify that allow users to pick songs.

    The former can operate under a government-mandated license that dictates how much they have to pay. By contrast, Spotify and others must strike deals with labels and publishers in order to license music for legal use in the U.S.

    One insider says YouTube alone paid the majors more than $1 billion in advances over the past two years. Spotify pays out about 70% of its revenue–at a rate of 0.7 cents a spin–to labels and publishers, who then pass along a small fraction to their artists and songwriters.

    These arrangements offer labels another way to leverage their artists to make money from digital streaming: arbitrage. The formula for how much Pandora, YouTube and Spotify pay the labels isn’t related to the formula that the labels use to pay the artists whose songs are played. The latter is determined by a combination of individual contracts and a structure so byzantine that it goes by a moniker only a secretive hedge fund quant could love: the “black box.”

    So how do the labels make money from the spread? Let’s understand the concept of “breakage.” The labels generally ask for digital partners to front an advance, not unlike how they worked with the record clubs of yesteryear. When a contract expires, there’s often a difference between the royalties earned and the initial advance. The labels generally keep that difference. When the labels re-negotiate, it’s with entities in which they hold significant stakes, ensuring the same rules apply all over again.

    The black box has many other ways to squeeze money from the artist. For example, “Drunk in Love” is undoubtedly a hit single performed by Beyoncé and Jay Z–but it exists under many different names (“Drunk in Love” by Various Artists, by Beyoncé feat. Jay Z, etc.). In cases of mislabeling, royalties don’t typically go to music’s royal couple but rather a pool of unclaimed cash eventually doled out to the labels at a rate commensurate with their market share.

    And while U.S. laws exempt broadcasters from paying out royalties on the recording side, foreign laws often do not. When an American act scores a hit in the U.K., it’s not clear how often the U.K. label pays through to the U.S. label and performer. FORBES estimates that labels are collecting $300 million worth of putatively “unattributable” money each year.

    “By not having great data and not having a worldwide database,” says John Simson, who used to run SoundExchange, a nonprofit trade association responsible for collecting artist and label royalties on digital transmissions, “it just makes it easier for money to go to the black box.”

    Labels have also increasingly used their leverage to get a piece of concert revenue. This is relatively new: Historically, touring was often a loss leader to boost album sales. Now that it’s reversed–most of the profit in the music industry comes from live shows–the majors take a piece of the profit in exchange for their promotion and marketing for the acts overall. These so-called 360 deals date back to the days of the Monkees and became prevalent when Live Nation started shelling out nine-figure advances to the likes of Jay Z and Madonna (both now stakeholders in Tidal) for such arrangements about a decade ago.

    These days 360 deals are mostly reserved for young acts with little leverage; under such an agreement they typically give up 10% to 20% of what they net on shows to the label. Of course, these sorts of heavy-handed tactics have existed since the early days of the phonograph. Thomas Edison himself founded Edison Records–and refused to even print artists’ names on his products, let alone pay transparent rates.

    The difference is that artists now have choices. Most of them rail about the system–and then buy in anyway. But some put their money where their mouth is and go their own way. Taylor Swift owns a piece of her label, Big Machine Records, and she pulled herself off Spotify after a reported dispute over her fees (months later she agreed to put her music on Jay Z’s Tidal). Hanson puts out its own albums, cuts it own deals and books its own shows. “We have a really good 360 deal,” says Isaac Hanson, one of the three famous brothers in the group, “with ourselves.”


    So essentially Tidal looks like a way in which Jay Z wants to enrich his friends. He is hoping for a valuation that will place Tidal into the Billion dollar club like Spotify, go public and profit from the billion dollar windfall Tidal would be valued at. This would earn him a massive windfall. Clever business guy that Jay is, assuming Tidal can work.

    Will.I.Am said it best, the music business is designed to sell everything but music (e.g Selling Sony walkmans, MP3 players, iPhones, Record players, concert tickets, merchandise, perfumes, Spotify subscriptions…etc).

    • B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare May 31, 2015

      That was a good read.

      • LB May 31, 2015

        It really was, I enjoy reading business articles.

    • Mark111 May 31, 2015

      Yea I said that. That’s pretty much what Dre did with Beats. Apple bought Beats mainly for it streaming service. It will be a few years, but streaming is where music is going. I myself am streaming most of my music from cloud services and stream because music takes up so much memory now.
      .
      BTW, I love how you single handedly neutered, spaded, and killed the pest last night. I seen them mixing year earnings with net worth and laughed. I was going to let them dig a hole, the fact that they were calling us out and didn’t know crap. Lol

      • LB May 31, 2015

        Ya, me too, I stream 80% of my music now. I am torn between getting Spotify premium though or Tidal, Tidal seems like a good deal due to them seeming to have a bigger catalog, plus there is Tidal rising. On the other hand, I can connect my Spotify account with LastFm, so I’m not sure which one is value for my money.

        In terms of the other ones like Google Play all access and Rdio, they seem like crap, and hell no am I over paying for another shitty Apple product, it’s bad enough I support them on iTunes.

        I am still looking into both of them (Tidal X Spotify), I think I’ll stick with my Spotify acc for now. I too have accepted that streaming is the future, iTunes downloads are going the way of the audio cassette. The last album I downloaded is the Home soundtrack, the last song I downloaded is American Oxygen lol.

      • Mark111 May 31, 2015

        I’ll say Spotify since there’s a free version and I hear 99 cents for 3 months deals all the time.

  19. B**** I Can’t Even Spell Welfare May 31, 2015

    This is precisely why I go to Kendrick, Oddisee, Run The Jewels, KA, Kanye, Reks, and Raekwon for my hip hop needs. I don’t have time for this ridiculousness.

    *deletes’ I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)’ from Jamie XX’s otherwise great album*

  20. RihAmerican (hives scared of R8) May 31, 2015

    Ratedxx,I agree,the one in the white shirt looks awful.I had to take a closer look yuck!!!
    The image reminds me of Alien VS Predator.And we all know who the Alien is. Kiii

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