A transgender hip hop performer who rapped under the name Black Madam and who considered herself the “Michelangelo of buttocks injections” has told a court she has been haunted by the death of a British client who was given low-grade implants.
Padge-Victoria Windslowe, 45, who has been charged with the murder of London breakdancer Claudia Aderotimi, told the court in Philadelphia that she believed her client was in distress after the procedure because she had been drinking alcohol.
But she said she discovered the next day that the London woman had died via an intermediary, who had said simply “RIP”. The 2011 operation had been conducted at an airport hotel.
“The way she said it was just really cold, really indifferent. I say that because 'RIP' rang through my soul for four years,” said Ms Windslowe, who said she had used the same implants on herself.
The Associated Press said Ms Windslowe said she had injected thousands of people after being trained by a doctor in Thailand and one in South America who performed her sex-change operation in 1994
She said she started doing body sculpting two decades ago to help transgender friends. She said transgender women often want to plump up a part of the buttocks they call “the boy pocket”.
She did her first enhancements for a transgender friend in 1995.
‘She [had it] it to help sculpt the secondary male characteristics into female, to help transsexuals pass more on the street and basically not get harassed,” she said. “So that's where body sculpting came from.”
Ms Windslowe has pleaded not guilty. She said her work was so good that people of various genders and occupations started demanding it. “Everyone was calling me 'the Michelangelo of buttocks injections'.”
Prosecutors say she recklessly endangered her clients by practicing medicine without a licence. She faces between 20 to 40 years in prison if convicted of third-degree murder. The trial continues.Reuse content