Casanova is speaking out amid his guilty plea to racketeering and drug charges on Wednesday (May 11). The Roc Nation emcee, born Caswell Senior, suggests that he was pressured into taking the fall.
“The system is crazy they had me in the box for four months for no reason probably so I can take this plea,” said the 35-year-old via his Instagram Story. “As soon as I copped out they moved me straight from court to Essex county without my knowledge and without any of my property, legal work or nothing. SMH this is crazy.”
View this post on Instagram
Per reports from the case, the Attorney’s Office alleges that Casanova was the leader of Bloods gang affiliate, Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation. They also claim that he directed a criminal enterprise that were dealing narcotics. In addition to that, prosecutors also say that the rapper admitted to being involved in a shooting and robbery in New York City.
“Like 12 of his co-defendants, Caswell Senior, an accomplished recording artist and performer, now stands convicted of playing a leadership role in Gorilla Stone, a particularly violent Bloods gang that operates throughout New York and across the country,” said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Damian Williams. “In addition to his supervisory role, Senior was an active, hands-on participant in the gang’s senseless violence.”
Instagram users chimed in on the “So Brooklyn” rapper’s speculation that he was pressed by the system to accept the charges.
“This is what they do,” said one user in the comments. “They do this for you to go crazy. They play mind games. Hold on Cas.”
Another person said, “They do this a lot to minorities in the system.”
Casanova was discovered by Memphis Bleek through the label that he founded, Warehouse Music Group, which falls under Jay-Z’s Roc Nation division. He officially joined the Roc Nation family in 2016.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Casanova and Popcaan connect on “Deserve You”
Casanova connects with Jacquees for “Don’t Wanna”
Casanova and Snoop Dogg team up on “211”
Casanova joins the protest in “Run The Town” video
Casanova reveals his “Stress” in new visual
Check out Casanova’s “Why You Lie?” visual
Casanova drops new visual for “In My Hood”
Casanova connects with Jeremih for “Woah” visual
B. Simone vs. Desi Banks | 'Receipts'
On this episode of “Receipts,” Desi Banks puts his friendship with comedian and entrepreneur B. Simone to the test when they battle it out to guess contestant Darrius’ hidden talent. Presented by Walmart.
Desi Banks vs. Eric Bellinger | 'Receipts'
Get ready for “Receipts,” the all-new game show brought to you by REVOLT and Walmart where contestants battle it out to reveal a Black and Unlimited shopper’s hidden talent from clues on their shopping receipt! For the premiere, host Desi Banks goes three rounds with the one and only Eric Bellinger. Watch!
B. Simone and Desi Banks go head-to-head on “Receipts” game show
After a few pleasantries, Desi Banks and B. Simone dived right into the first round of gameplay – and it was hilarious from beginning to end.
Eric Bellinger stars in premiere episode of REVOLT’s new game show “Receipts”
REVOLT and Walmart are spotlighting everyday Black shoppers with unexpected talents on the new show.