UPDATED 12:28 p.m. ET: Casanova is denying he physically assaulted a woman in New York earlier this week. His lawyer reached out to XXL to clear the air.
"Casanova adamantly denies the allegation that he assaulted anyone," reads the statement. "Any contention he did so is totally false. We are in the process of conducting our own investigation into these false allegations."
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TMZ reports that the NYPD has issued a warrant for Casanova's arrest after a women accused the Brooklyn rapper of physically assaulting her. The incident reportedly happened in Manhattan's Good Stuff Diner around 4:40 a.m. earlier this week, but the woman, identified as Niya Rucker, spoke to Pix11 about the alleged incident for the first time on Friday.
"This is embarrassing, I haven’t eaten food in three days," said Rucker, who has a broken jaw, a loose tooth, and stitches on her chin after the alleged incident. "And it's more than just the physical pain."
Rucker says she pulled out her phone to record her meal for Instagram Live when she was allegedly approached by Casanova and his crew. "Ayo shorty take me off your Live," Rucker says she heard before responding "you're not in my Live, you're not even in the frame."
But that wasn't enough. Rucker says they put her in a chokehold and dragged her out of the booth until she became unconscious. "You think just because you're somebody you can do whatever the hell you want to somebody? That's not okay," she said with tears in her eyes to the news station. "People think they can get away with stuff because they got a bunch of people with them, or they got a bunch of money or they think they somebody. I think I'm somebody, too."
Casanova was in New York around that time. He tweeted a photo of himself in the city with 6ix9ine the night before the alleged early-morning crime.
Pix11's Ayana Harry also showed the former tweet to Rucker, who said her assaulter was wearing the same outfit and famous chain. Casanova just had a show with DJ Envy at S.O.B.'s on Friday night.