Casanova has allegedly been assaulted in a bloody prison altercation that took place at Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey where he is currently incarcerated.
According to NBC New York, the Brooklyn rapper was slashed in the face with an unknown weapon by another inmate on Thursday (June 15) which resulted in him along with other inmates chasing him down.
Anthony Puglisi, who’s a spokesperson for Essex County Correctional Facility told the outlet: “This minor incident and whether weapons were employed is under investigation.”
Casanova’s violent prison stabbing follows his recent penned letter to a judge as he prepares to be sentenced later this month for his alleged crimes as part of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang.
Hoping for leniency from the legal system, the Brooklyn rapper penned a vulnerable letter to Judge Philip Halpern this week ahead of his June 27 sentencing date.
In the emotional letter, which was obtained by AllHipHop, Cas renounced his ties to Gorilla Stone Nation and admitted he’s had suicidal thoughts during his time behind bars.
“I am telling you and anyone that will listen that I wanted out before I was arrested and I am out. I learned through my music career that people will listen and that I don’t need to associate myself with a gang to succeed. I don’t need to associate with a gang even if I don’t succeed,” he wrote.
“While I have been in here I lost my father to cancer. While I put on that strong facade, all I wanted to do was end it. Surviving on Rikers Island and upstate correctional facilities were not easy with racial and gang tension and violence at its height.”
Casanova continued: “I thought I needed to stay in the life in name because it was a way to promote my career. I don’t care what the government tells you. I am telling you the truth. I was not involved in the daily activities of this gang. I wasn’t anyone’s boss.
“What I was and I regret this was a person that they could use to promote themselves in a world I swear to you I was trying to leave. I clearly did not do a good enough job of this as I did find myself in one bad situation after another.”
Casanova has been behind bars since December 2020 when he was named as one of 18 alleged Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang members indicted in a sprawling drug conspiracy RICO case.
Despite maintaining his innocence, Cas pleaded guilty to two counts in May 2022: racketeering conspiracy and narcotics conspiracy.