Today in Hip-Hop: Lil Wayne’s Tour Bus Shot up in Atlanta
On this day, April 26, in hip-hop history...
2015: Lil Wayne was leaving Compound, a club in Atlanta, early one Sunday morning when shots were fired at the rapper's two tour buses. Wayne, Lil Twist and other Young Money artists were aboard one of the busses, though no one was injured during the shooting. The two vehicles were driven to a nearby hotel, where police were called to the scene.
At the time, there was no indication that the incident was a result of anything that had happened inside the club, with a police spokesperson telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "Witnesses could only provide a limited description of the suspect vehicles. They were described as two white vehicles, possibly a Corvette-style vehicle and an SUV.”
There was speculation following the shooting that it was in some way tied to Young Thug, whom Wayne had made comment on in light of Thugger's then upcoming album Barter 6. “Stop listening to songs of niggas who pose naked on their motherfucking album covers," Wayne had said to a crowd prior to the incident. Wayne didn't stop there, eithe, elling an audience in Ohio, “Ain’t no muthafuckin such thing as Carter 6…And anytime you bitch them bitch ass niggas to come up win this muthafucka, before they say one word you let ‘em know Tunechi said, ‘suck my dick.’”
Wayne and his transportation is likely doing better a year removed from the tour bus shooting. The original story is likewise available.
40 Hip-Hop Albums Turning 20 in 2016