Rapper Casanova has pleaded not guilty to an attempted murder charge as his co-defendant is in talks to accept a plea deal.
Casanova and Jarrett “Jayecee” Crisler, got into an altercation with a member of the Crips outside of the King of Diamonds on October 24th. According to AllHipHop, the Crip took offense to the gang signs Casanova was flashing.
Crisler, a member of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation, then allegedly shot the gang member and his associate.
Casanova says he’s innocent: “I’m the same individual that went to city hall and housing projects with @ericadamsfornyc to speak to children and explain to them how shootings and gun violence isn’t the way of life,” he wrote.
“I’ve visited shelters to feed the people in need all around the world including Africa, donated to back to school drives and not one of my good deeds are mentioned or acknowledged. I’m calling on all the great people with meaningful and powerful voices to help me with this matter. Any help provided will be a blessing, because I feel defeated one’s past shouldn’t be the reason why you can’t be afforded a successful future.”