You don't arrange for your family to be shot -- at least that's the conclusion most would come to. Young Thug, despite his indictment in the attempted murder of Lil Wayne last April, in which the tour bus of fellow rapper Lil Wayne was shot at multiple times, claims to love Lil Wayne "like family." Nobody was injured, but the indictment says that the intent was the murder of Lil Wayne and that Birdman and his protégé, Young Thug, were responsible. Birdman and Young Thug both stridently deny any involvement in the alleged crime. The plausible reason that Young Thug's name was associated with the shooting is that currently a man by the name of Jimmy Winfrey has been arrested for being the shooter. Winfrey also happens to be an associate of Young Thug, according to Design & Trend.
However, Young Thug is not new to the scene of criminal records and actually had another impending court date regarding the alleged assault of a mall security guard in Atlanta. The security guard had asked Young Thug and his entourage to leave the premises for unclear reasons, but Young Thug had refused and allegedly threatened to shoot the security guard, as previously reported by the Inquisitr. However, when the police arrived, he had left the scene, and police obtained a warrant to search his Atlanta home. That search unearthed illegal drugs and added five more felony charges to Young Thug's rap sheet. Still, Young Thug seems undaunted, as he is on tour through Europe and the U.S. Traditionally, he hasn't had much to say during interviews, but that has been changing in recent weeks, particularly with European interviews.
Despite the brouhaha between Birdman and Lil Wayne over record labels and business gaffes, Young Thug insists he views Lil Wayne like family and would have no reason to harm him. According to Urban Islandz, Young Thug directly addressed Lil Wayne and his feelings about him.
"I told the whole world you my idol, and whenever you stop I'm gonna keep going… Both of us grew up the same thing, the same gang man — Y.M.C.M.B. Why should you ever in your life even feel like we against each other?"
It doesn't appear that Lil Wayne has responded to these questions, whether they are rhetorical or not. Young Thug, just 23-years-old, has become somewhat of an enigma with his penchant for women's clothing, obsession with certain rappers such as Gucci Mane, and his tendency to frequently address his arguments with other rappers through social media such as Instagram.
Young Thug further has explained that he would not jeopardize his blossoming career by getting mixed up in something so criminal. He has stated that he doesn't even enjoy touring, but he does tour because so far, that's been the most financially lucrative thing to do, and he has been quite open about the fact that money is one of his primary motivations. He intoned that criminal activity would curtail his ability to make money, and, therefore, he would not be associated with it.
"I got millions to get. I'm not running around shooting no d---- bus."
And he's surely right that the money is his for the taking - he is without a doubt one of the most followed rappers in today's rap scene. From his eccentric dress, provocative lyrics, bisexuality, and his proclaimed association with real gangs, people eagerly anticipate his next move. For now, though, he is determined not to add "attempted murder" to his repertoire. It's also no secret that the real feud was not between Lil Wayne and Young Thug, but between Birdman and Lil Wayne. Young Thug's alleged involvement is because he claims to be friends with both men, but his allegiance has seemed to fall more in step with Birdman.
What do you think -- is Young Thug truly capable of being involved in the attempted murder of Lil Wayne?
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