Jeffrey Lamar Williams, also known as Young Thug, is one of the most controversial rappers in the hip-hop industry. Now 23, he has been involved in several altercations, and is signed to 1017 Brick Squad. However, he has been affiliated with Birdman and Cash Money Records for a long time, although he isn’t technically signed to the stable. Instead, he has a management deal with Rich Gang. Birdman and Young Thug are said to be close associates.
That said, Birdman stormed Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club premises over a week ago demanding some respect from the three radio presenters, telling them that they should put some “Respek” on his name. This was what he said to them.
“All three of y’all stop playing with my name… When my name come up respek it… I ain’t gon say it no more. I wanted to come look you in your face like a man and tell you how I feel… Ain’t no issue. If there was an issue, you’d feel me, put some respek on my name.”
The following video captured the moment.
His moment in the studio spawned a lot of memes based on phrases he used. However, things quickly became serious for Charlemagne, one of the presenters, when Young Thug threatened him on Snapchat. While Birdman was talking about them putting some respect on his name, the radio presenter who appeared to be unmoved by the rapper responded to this with a query, asking him, “Did you pull up on Ross that way, or Trick Daddy?”
Birdman soon got up and out, with Charlemagne closing the session by saying, “Well, there you have it. Grand opening. Grand closing.” Charlemagne’s response to Birdman may have seemed disrespectful to Young Thug, who later on threatened him on Snapchat by saying, “Charlemagne, you’ll make n****s torture you, boy! I told yo p***y a**. You gone make me beat the f*** out you. We gone beat that f*** n**** up”.
Young Thug deleted the post soon after. However, Charlemagne was already shaken by the message and offered the following statement afterwards, as reported by Vibe.
“Who wants to go out in the streets when you’ve got Young Thug out here saying he’s going to torture me? I don’t wanna get tortured by Young Thug.”
Charlemagne’s reaction to this was valid as both Young Thug and Birdman were last year linked to a case involving an assassination attempt on Lil Wayne in an incident where his bus was shot at after a concert in Atlanta. At the time, Lil Wayne and Birdman had filed lawsuits against each other. Weezy’s was a 51 million dollar lawsuit against Birdman citing damages accrued due to the delayed release of his Tha Carter V album, in addition to outstanding payments owed to him.
According to a report by TMZ, alleged shooter Jimmy Carlton Winfrey revealed that Birdman and Young Thug were involved in the plot to kill Lil Wayne. The following is an excerpt of the report.
“[ Jimmy Carlton] Winfrey has been Young Thug’s tour manager. Cops also point out that Winfrey is seen brandishing an assault rifle in Thug’s “Halftime” music video… which includes lyrics threatening to shoot Wayne in the head.
Birdman and Thug have not been charged with any crime — but the indictment makes it clear cops think they’re closely tied to the shooter.”
But, lucky for Charlemagne, Young Thug took back his words, saying he couldn’t pick on the radio guy as he is too small. This was via a tweet, which read as follows.
“I wouldn’t ever put my hands on a radio guy. Too small for me.”
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