Casanova is looking at up to life behind bars if the Southern District of New York makes its case against him. In true conspiracy embracing fashion, there are a legion of people on Twitter who are convinced it was the Brooklyn rapper’s interviews with DJ Vlad that got him pinched by the Feds.
Last week, Casanova turned himself in after he was one of 18 men hit with charges that included racketeering and conspiracy. Apparently, the DOJ has been building a case against Cas and alleged members of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Gang for years.
It quickly came to light that the authorities cited interviews with DJ Vlad in the indictment, and that’s all it took to convince people the guy is the Ops. Which a lot of people have already tagged him with anyway, if we’re going to keep it a buck. The docs refer to interviews Casanova did where admitted assaulting people while in prison, which was quickly noted as a reference to a DJ Vlad interview (of many).
To be fair, the Feds can’t use anything incriminating against if you never said it during an interview that gets thousands upon thousands of views, and that they’re probably subscribed to. Investigators were also tuned into social media, so you can’t blame anyone else for stuff you yourself posted. Which is why Peeway Longway is looking like a genius right now.
Nevertheless, the receipts are being gathered, with many offering opinions on who is to blame, whether or not Vlad is complicit and if Casanova has a shot of regaining his freedom. Fat Joe and Maino are surely following along considering they recently discussed how “rappers are in danger.”
DJ Vlad Interviews Helped Get Casanova Indicted, Says Rap Twitter
Fans on Twitter are convinced DJ Vlad is responsible for Casanova’s current legal plight because of a particular tweet that was fired off on Monday night (December 7).
The Twitter post featured a YouTube video from Hip Hop Media Uncensored which suggests the FBI pulled information from VladTV interviews (despite the indictment making no such mention of VladTV). Hip Hop News Uncensored reports the feds have been watching Casanova since 2010, meaning they would’ve had plenty of time to dig into Casanova’s media appearances.
People familiar with VladTV are sometimes suspicious of not only his interview style but also the specific questions he asks about his subject’s criminal activity.
The information used in the YouTube video comes from the initial indictment that was unsealed in White Plains Federal Court on Tuesday. Eighteen Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang members, including Casanova, stand accused of crimes ranging from murder and assault to narcotics trafficking.
Assistant US Attorney Shiva Logarajah wrote, “Using his public platform, he [Casanova] has amplified the message of the gang — both through his music and his social media profiles.”
InnerCityPress, the outlet that meticulously covered Tekashi 6ix9ine’s racketeering trial on Twitter, confirmed information Casanova supplied during his interviews, presumably with Vlad, was used in the indictment. However, as mentioned earlier, there is no mention of VladTV in the Indictment.
“In public interviews, he has admitted to stabbing inmates while incarcerated on those charges,” a tweet reads. “And the Government has recovered photos from his iCloud account of several firearms, demonstrating his continued access to weapons. In addition to publicly promoting the gang and glorifying its activities, Senior [who was also indicted] is also a drug supplier for Gorilla Stone.”
Vlad is currently a trending Twitter topic, but it’s not the first time this year. In September, Royce Da 5’9 called Vlad out for disrespecting Minister Louis Farrakhan and Twitter wanted him canceled then too. The Cool Kids’ Chuck Inglish, media personality Scottie Beam and journalist Bruce Coleridge-Taylor Wright are among the many joining the war.