Casanova was reportedly “slashed open” by a fellow inmate throughout an assault in jail.
Shortly after officially dropping his ties to the Gorilla Stone Nation Bloods gang, the Brooklyn-raised rapper was jailed Casanova was reportedly attacked by a fellow inmate.
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An official says Casanova treated his attacker after he was “slashed open with a gun”.
Casanova was assaulted at the Essex County Correctional Facility on Thursday (June 15), according to internal reports from NBC New York.
Special, Sarah Wallace reported by NBC’s I-Team that correctional officers cited Casanova as such “slashed open with a gun by another inmate” called Odysseus Lugo.
However, the rapper reportedly got the upper hand and is accused of using others to retaliate against his attacker. According to a responding officer, Lugo was ultimately left covered in blood from the ordeal.
“Inmate Lugo, you couldn’t see his face because he was covered in blood… There was blood all over his face and blood all over his uniform.”
As for Casanova, the officer says he was “sitting there with blood running down his face.”
Despite this shocking report Anthony Puglisi – an Essex County spokesman – simply stated: “This minor incident and whether weapons were used is being investigated.”
The rapper recently tried to distance himself from gang life: ‘I’m out’
Casanova was attacked shortly after a letter to Judge Philip Halpern revealed that he had renounced his gang connections.
All Hip Hop broke the news after receiving the letter, and Casanova reportedly made his proclamation while also asking for leniency. After all, he faces a maximum of 60 years in prison.
In fact, the “So Brooklyn” rapper explained: “I don’t have to join a gang to be successful.”
“I’m telling you and anyone who’s listening I wanted out before I got arrested and I’m out. My music career has taught me that people listen and that I don’t need to join a gang to be successful. I don’t have to join a gang, even if I don’t succeed.”
Casanova later admitted that he was “not a man”. [who] Everyone has to worry about the future.” He must have noticed that he was “sorry”. [his] Past.”
“I’m sorry for my past… I’m not asking you to ignore the bad. There’s plenty of it. I ask you to see the other side, which finally began to shine. I am not who the government wants you to believe I am and I am not a man for you or anyone else to fear for in the future.”
There are no further updates on the matter and the rapper’s sentencing is scheduled for June 27th.