Lil Wayne's Tour Bus Driver Sues Over Highway Drive-By Shooting
This month, Lil Wayne's bus driver filed suit against Peewee Roscoe, Young Thug, Birdman, as well as Cash Money Records and Young Money Records, alleging that all are liable for the emotional distress and other damages he suffered as a result of the attack on Lil Wayne's buses in April 2015. The suit alleges that there was a criminal conspiracy, as well as numerous other claims giving rise to civil liability.
In 2015, Lil Wayne's tour buses were attacked outside of Atlanta, Georgia by Peewee Roscoe, who plead guilty last year and is currently serving a 20 year sentence. Rappers Young Thug and Birdman were also implicated in the shooting, but not charged. The bus driver's suit stems from Roscoe's shooting into the two different buses that were carrying Lil Wayne and 11 others, including driver Alvin Lewis.
Liability for the Shooting
The shooting is alleged to be gang related in the civil complaint, as well as related to a dispute between the rappers. Lil Wayne had asserted a contract breach claim against the record label and Birdman, and had even filed a lawsuit seeking $51 million in damages as well as to be released from his record contract. Young Thug and Lil Wayne, who were reportedly good friends, no longer saw eye to eye as Young Thug planned to remain with the record label, while Lil Wayne was trying to get away from it.
Regardless of the reason for the shooting, Alvin Lewis asserts that he suffered damages as a result of Peewee Roscoe's shooting into the tour buses. The whole situation that led up to the shooting is surreal. The tour buses were being escorted out of Atlanta by police, and Roscoe was following them in a white Camaro with an automatic weapon. When the police escort left the side of the tour buses, Roscoe opened fire, then drove away. While driving to the shooting and then back from it, Roscoe had made calls to both Birdman as well as Young Thug.
While Lewis's complaint may state that Roscoe attempted to murder him by his action, it is clear that Roscoe's beef was with Lil Wayne. but that might not matter much when it comes to liability at the end of the day here.
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