Lil Wayne performed at the Compound nightclub in Atlanta (GA) last night. Moments after the tour buses were departing the venue, multiple shots were fired at both buses. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Wayne was onboard one of the buses when the shots were fired. The authorities were called once the tour buses were parked at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Atlanta. According to reports, Lil Twist, rapper Hood, and several Young Money executives were also inside the tour buses. No one was injured, and the authorities don’t have any known suspects. “Witnesses could only provide a limited description of the suspects’ vehicles. They were described as two white vehicles, possibly a Corvette-style vehicle and an SUV,” Atlanta police spokeswoman Elizabeth Espy told the AJC.
Lil Wayne is currently suing Cash Money Records, and the lawsuit has caused a divide between Cash Money and Young Money, which use to bear the name YMCMB (Young Money Cash Money Billionaires). Rapper Young Thug, who is signed to Cash Money, has been one of the people put in the middle of the controversy. Wayne went after Bryan “Birdman” Williams (Cash Money CEO) and Thug in one of his freestyles, but Thug refused to respond to the New Orleans rapper. “This is my idol. I won’t ever in my life swap words with him,” Thug wrote on Instagram.
The Atlanta rapper also attempted to name his debut album Carter 6, which he claimed was his way of paying homage to Wayne. The New Orleans rapper felt disrespected by the album title, and he reportedly threatened to sue Thug if the title was not changed. A few weeks after announcing his album would be named Carter 6, the rapper suddenly changed his album title to Barter 6.
Most people believe the controversy surrounding the Atlanta rapper and Wayne can be attributed to the fact that Thug has become Birdman’s new protege. While most fans have become accustomed to seeing Birdman and Wayne together, it seems the CEO is putting all of his efforts into making Thug the next big superstar in hip-hop music. Earlier this month, Wayne re-filed his $51 million dollar lawsuit against Cash Money Records in New Orleans (LA), which is where his recording contract with the label was originally signed back in 1998.
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