In a recent social media post, Brooklyn rapper Casanova is now contemplating his time spent in prison.
The rapper, who is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence on a RICO charge, is now discussing how emotional solitude is impacting him.
“I am terrified of how loneliness brings me a twisted kind of comfort,” he said.
Born Caswell Senior, he admitted to taking part in gang activity as a member of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation Bloods gang set and entered a plea deal for racketeering and drug charges in May 2022.
U.S. District Judge Philip M. Halpern sentenced Casanova to 188 months in prison in June, describing him as a “high-profile leader of a vicious street gang.”
“Caswell Senior is not just a notorious recording artist, but he is also a high-profile leader of a vicious street gang and a magnet for gang violence,” U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said.
Casanova has been sentenced to 188 months in prison for racketeering and narcotics offenses.— No Jumper (@nojumper) June 28, 2023
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“At a crowded Miami house party, Senior personally fired a gun that seriously injured and could have killed a victim, inciting a shootout. Further, Senior’s stature in the community was central to Gorilla Stone’s successful recruitment and nationwide expansion,” Williams continued.
Casanova was the 12th defendant in the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang case to receive a sentence; five more defendants also accepted plea deals and are currently waiting to be sentenced.
Casanova said he was no longer a part of the gang and was experiencing suicidal thoughts while incarcerated in a letter to the judge on behalf of Roc Nation before he was sentenced.
“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… 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.”