Lil Wayne facing lawsuit over tour bus shooting

1st Dec 16 | Entertainment News

Rapper Lil Wayne is facing a lawsuit over a shooting on his tour bus last year (15).

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Jimmy Carlton Winfrey was arrested in June (15) after one of the Lollipop hitmaker's vehicles was sprayed with bullets following an appearance at Compound nightclub in Atlanta, Georgia in April (15).

No injuries were reported, but Winfrey was charged with a total of 27 counts, including aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts, criminal damage, possession of a firearm by a felon, criminal gang activity, reckless conduct and discharging a weapon near the street. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Lil Wayne was not charged with any crimes relating to the shooting, but bus driver Alvin Lewis has now hit the rapper with a civil lawsuit and has alluded to an alleged assault he suffered at the hands of the defendants named in the case, which include Bryan 'Birdman' Williams and Young Thug.

"Defendants placed plaintiff in immediate fear of death and severe bodily harm by attacking and attempting to kill him without any just provocation or cause," Lewis' lawsuit reads.

Bosses at Young Money and Cash Money record labels, Williams, Young Thug and Winfrey are also named in the lawsuit. Last year (15), it was reported that Williams and Young Thug conspired with Winfrey to kill Lil Wayne because of his longstanding feud with Williams over a $51 million (40.7 million) suit against the record label boss, accusing him of failing to pay royalties allegedly owed for the 34-year-old's long-delayed album, Tha Carter V. However, Williams later denied the reports.

Lewis is seeking unspecified damages for "substantial and continuing pain, anguish, suffering, discomfort, medical expenses, lost personal and professional property, and lost wages."

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