Casanova Reportedly Left Bloody After Brutal Prison Altercation

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The altercation allegedly followed Casanova cutting ties with a gang.

According to reports, Casanova was recently involved in a bloody prison altercation where another inmate "slashed" him in the face. The fight is said to have taken place yesterday (June 15), at the Essex County Correction Facility in Newark, where he awaits sentencing for his RICO case. Court documents say that the former Brooklyn rapper was assaulted with a weapon. Allegedly, his fellow inmate Ulysses Lugo carried out the brutal attack. The incident follows Casanova reportedly cutting ties with the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang.

Reports say that several other inmates were also involved in the altercation. Casanova allegedly retaliated, chasing Lugo and "[cutting his] face several times.” An officer who responded to the incident spoke with WNBC, detailing the scene. “Inmate Lugo? You couldn’t see his face because it was saturated in blood… and his whole uniform was saturated in blood," he says, "Inmate Senior was sitting there and blood was just coming out of his face.” Anthony Puglisi, a spokesperson for Essex County, says “This minor incident and whether weapons were employed is under investigation.”

Casanova Allegedly Slashed In The Face

In a recent letter to Judge Philip Halpern, Casanova reportedly renounced his ties to the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang ahead of his sentencing, which is set to take place later this month. “I am telling you and anyone that will listen that I wanted out before I was arrested and I am out," he wrote, "I learned through my music career that people will listen and that I don’t need to associate myself with a gang to succeed." He said, "I don’t need to associate with a gang even if I don’t succeed."

“I thought I needed to stay in the life in name because it was a way to promote my career," Casanova continued, "I don’t care what the government tells you." He told the judge, "I am telling you the truth. I was not involved in the daily activities of this gang."

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Caroline Fisher is a News Writer at HotNewHipHop from Chicago, Illinois. She started at HNHH this year, and has since spent her time writing about all that is newsworthy in the world of hip-hop. With a drive for hunting down the hottest stories, she enjoys documenting new developments in culture and entertainment. She also has an appreciation for hip-hop and seeks to cover the most important trends and shifts. She has a Bachelor of Arts which she received at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Having graduated in 2022, she majored in English with a concentration in Media, Rhetoric and Cultural Studies. Specializing all things music, pop culture and entertainment, some of her favorite musical artists include Snoop Dogg, OutKast, and Nicki Minaj. When she’s not writing about music she’s also a fan of attending shows, watching the latest movies, staying up-to-date with current events, photography, and poetry.