Casanova's really 'bout it
Casanova has built his whole persona around full-on knuckleheadery. He frequently talks online about “going ape” on people, which carries over into his barking, slowed-down Busta Rhymes tracks. So, when someone allegedly attempted to rob him recently, the spotlight was on the Brooklyn rapper. And he failed to disappoint.
Casanova squared up with a stranger in a fan-shot video. Vlad TV is reporting that the people he was facing down were members of the crew of one Tekashi 69 (aka 6ix9ine). Casanova wasn’t one to back down though, as the video shows. Luckily, it doesn’t look like a fight ever happened.
Casanova’s selling point is exactly the sort of thing that’s shown in this video. Namely, he sounds like he’s ready to fight over just about anything in brash tracks like “Set Trippin.”
“Before any money was put behind it, before people even knew who I was, they knew my song. The void I’m filling in hip-hop is just the realness; the rawness. Nobody is me right now in this generation,” he said in a recent interview with XXL.
For those who might not know the world of up-and-coming New York rappers, it might come as a surprise to learn that the two biggest upstarts of the year are beefing with each other. After the release of a song that many people interpreted as a diss of Tekashi, the colorful rapper replied on social media that Casanova was scared to do anything in person.
“This wasn’t your energy at all last night when n**gas saw you in the spot,” he wrote in comments uncovered by AllHipHop.
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It looks like things have escalated from there and Tekashi might have been wrong about how willing to scrap Casanova is. Just know that if Casanova ever releases a true diss track pointed directly at Tekashi, it will be devastating.
There’s no way it can’t be, as the rapper recently pleaded guilty to three counts of Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance after pictures of himself with a nude 13-year-old girl began to circulate.
Tekashi denied that he knew the girl’s age, saying in an interview with DJ Akademiks that he assumed she was older.
“When she came in she asked me how old I was, and I told her I was 18, and I assumed she was older,” he said. “The way she was asking made me think she was older.”
He also said that no sexual acts happened between himself and the girl.
“I’m not touching the girl, I’m not having sexual intercourse with the girl, I’m not doing nothing, she just nude in some type of way,” he said.
In spite of his denials, that’s the sort of material that any halfway decent rapper could use to eat Tekashi alive if it comes to it. Maybe starting beef isn’t in the “Gummo” rapper’s best interest at this point in time, eh? Especially considering that even his own close friends and associates have turned on him following the news of his court case.
Fellow Soundcloud buzzing rapper Trippie Redd, who collaborated with Tekashi on several tracks, pulled his support of the rapper, saying that he couldn’t support a “pedophile.”
“I’m sorry brozay, 1400 don’t promote pedophiles,” Redd said in a since-deleted Instagram video. “If we give n**gas clout, we give n**gas clout. It was an accident.”
Producer Pierre Bourne, who had worked with Tekashi in the past, also distanced himself. “F**k that Gummo s**t,” he wrote. “Y’all n**gas doing weird s**t some opps.”
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