Lil Wayne’s bus was shot at in Atlanta earlier this year, and since the initial report, the story has become increasingly convoluted. First of all, the suspect was identified as Jimmy Winfrey, a close affiliate of Young Thug’s who once served as his manager. Later on, Both Thug (who was speculated to have beef with Wayne at the time) and Birdman  were named in the indictment, suggesting the two conspired to have Lil Wayne killed.

With Winfrey set to stand trial, TMZ reports that the suspect’s lawyers have argued that the claims are absurd, comparing Lil Wayne and Thugger’s relationship to two opposing quarterbacks. “Clearly, the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons are rivals because they are fighting every year to win the same division: the NFC South. Yet, this does not provide a motive for Drew Brees to kill or maim Matt Ryan,” they stated.

The legal team has also argued that Thug idolizes Wayne, which Thug confirmed in a recent interview with GQ, expressing frustration over their lack of collaborations: “I always wanted to be in the studio with Wayne. I would tell Birdman to bring him over, but he never fucking came.”

We’ll have to wait and see if the arguments hold up in court.

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Lil Wayne Bus Shooting Suspect's Lawyers Say He Had No Motive To Kill The Rapper