Organizers of Rolling Loud has announced that they dropped five rappers from the lineup at the request of police.
According to The New York Times, the New York Police Department sent them a letter citing safety concerns if the rappers took the stage.
Among the artists removed from the lineup were Casanova - who enjoyed a high profile feud with 6ix9ine the incarcerated rapper last year. Also, 22Gz, Pop Smoke, Sheff G, and Don Q. According to the cops, they "have been affiliated with recent acts of violence citywide."
Casanova took to Instagram to share his objections:
"I JUST WANNA LIVE. My last felony conviction was 2007. I lost everything I ever loved and I'm STILL losing. So much so that "they" won't allow me to perform at Rolling Loud NYC on Sunday," he wrote.
"It's unfair and unfortunate that my past, which I've dealt with legally and personally, continues to stigmatize me and my career as a recording artist. I'm at war with my past and the scars that they still leave on me everyday. I will continue to fight against biases and advocate for those facing this same issue. I'll do what do what I plan to make it up to y'all. In the meantime, you can catch me on my Behind These Scars tour or another Rolling Loud in the future."