Jailed rapper Casanova faces disciplinary charges for dance challenge video posted to social media
VALHALLA, NY – Rapper Casanova, who is jailed in New York City in a federal gang-related racketeering case, faces disciplinary charges for a dance challenge video posted to social media.
The 34-year-old rapper, whose legal name is Caswell Senior, will be sanctioned by Westchester County Jail officials after a woman taped him accepting the so-called Junebug challenge during a video visit, a reported the Journal News.
The challenge asks TikTok users to perform a series of movements in the strangest place they can think of. The woman recorded Casanova dancing in prison and posted it on Instagram, the newspaper reported.
Westchester County Corrections Commissioner Joseph Spano said correctional officials have revoked Casanova’s video tour privileges as video recording and photo-taking on a virtual tour is prohibited .
“I’m happy to say that we don’t have a lot of issues with video tours because inmates know it’s a privilege, not a right,” Spano said.
Casanova faces another charge for not wearing a mask, authorities said.
Casanova was among 18 alleged members of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation gang charged in a federal indictment in December with a multitude of crimes in New York and elsewhere in New York state. Casanova has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to racketeering, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and possession of firearms.