It all began because Birdman of label Cash Money withheld release of Lil Wayne's album Tha Carter V. This soon escalated: at the end of last year Wayne aimed a lawsuit at Cash Money for the tune of $51 million. Threats have gone back and forth. Wayne released The Free Weezy album, a reference to him being tied in a contract with Birdman, on Tidal, after earlier in the year releasing his Sorry 4 the Wait 2 mixtape.

Also deeply involved is Young Thug, whose project with Rich Homie Quan was what Birdman was choosing to back at the time of Tha Carter V being essentially shut down; he "was shouted off the stage in New Orleans with the crowd chanting for Lil Wayne," since the city is the latter's hometown. He was going to release an album called Tha Carter 6, but changed the name last minute to Barter 6 (a reference to the Bloods tradition of replacing the letter "C" with "B"; Crips do the opposite), which of course heated things up a little.

But on 26th April, Jimmy Winfrey (aka Pee Wee, aka Roscoe; pictured above) shot at Lil Wayne's tour bus, allegedly after a threat made by Young Thug in his video for 'Halftime'. The indictment for Winfrey, made since the shooting, describes

"a music video containing the track titled "Halftime," wherein Jeffrey Williams stated that if he pulled up next to "Lil Whodi" he would "pop him in the noggin", and thereafter a gun was pointed at the camera. […] on the "Halftime" music video Jimmy Winfrey is seen holding an assault rifle similar to the one he was seen with on April 26, 2015, at the Compound in Atlanta."

The charges levelled against Winfrey are:

Counts 1-3: Violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
Count 4-12: Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act
Counts 13-24: Aggravated Assault
Counts 25 & 26: Criminal Damage to Property in the First Degree
Count 27: Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony
Counts 28-30: Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

You can read the full pdf of the indictment over here.