Exclusive: Woman claims she was attacked by rapper and his entourage at NYC diner

Niya Rucker is speaking out after a bloody assault inside a Manhattan diner.

Rucker claims she was attacked by Brooklyn rapper Casanova and his entourage. She described the ordeal in an exclusive interview with PIX11 News.

“This this is embarrassing, I haven’t eaten food in THREE days,” Rucker explained. She has stitches in her face, a broken jaw and a tooth was knocked loose. “And its more than just the physical pain.”

Around 4:40 a.m. Monday, Rucker was inside The Good Stuff Diner on West 14th Street. She says Casanova was also there with a group. Rucker tells PIX11, after the waitress brought her food she wanted to show her meal off on Instagram live.

Rucker says Casanova thought she was putting him in the live post.

According to Rucker, that’s when Casanova and his crew attacked. One man put her in a chokehold, dragged out of the booth and pulled her across the diner. She remembers Casanova grabbing her arm, her phone and deleting her Instagram live post.

Rucker is confident the man who attacked her was Casanova, she recognized him and the signature chain he wears.

The NYPD is investigating the case.

Casanova did not respond to a request for comment Friday afternoon, but his attorney sent PIX11 a statement later in the weekend:

“Casanova adamantly denies the allegation that he assaulted anyone. Any contention he did so is totally false,” the attorney said. “We are in the process of conducting our own investigation into these false allegations.”

FLOYD MAYWEATHER BODYGUARD SHOT IN ATLANTA … Cops Say!!

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7:04 AM PT — Cops tell us … they believe Floyd was in one of the SUVs in the entourage that was targeted by the shooter.

Floyd was NOT injured in the attack and it’s unclear if he was the specific target. We’re also told cops do NOT have a suspect in custody at this point.

A man claiming to be one of Floyd Mayweather‘s bodyguards was shot outside of an upscale hotel in Atlanta Monday morning … the Atlanta Police Dept. tells TMZ Sports.

Unclear if Floyd was with the man at the time of the shooting.

Cops tell us … it all went down at 3 AM on Monday morning outside of the InterContinental hotel in Buckhead.

We’re told three vehicles were returning from the hotel from a nearby nightclub.

Cops says, “Another vehicle pulled up beside them at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Highland Drive and fired several times at one of the vehicles. All three vehicles fled and reported being followed for a distance.”

“After losing the vehicle that was following them, the victim’s vehicle drove to Grady Hospital where the victim was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg and is in stable condition.”

“At this time, it appears that this was not a random shooting and the shooter was targeting the victim’s vehicle.”

“The victim advised that he is a bodyguard for Floyd Mayweather.”

Story developing … 

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