Padge Victoria Windslowe, a.k.a. the “Black Madam,” who the New York Daily News described as a “transgender hip-hop artist,” was nabbed on Wednesday night at about 7:30 p.m. at a north Philadelphia home just before one of her “pumping parties.” At these events, she allegedly shot silicone into the buttocks of men and women looking to get curvier figures.
During the police sting, five people were at the home and authorities found needles, cotton balls, Super Glue, power tools and a 20-ounce water bottle filled with a substance believed to be silicone, the Philadelphia Daily News reported.
Earlier this week, cops obtained a warrant for Windslowe’s arrest after a 23-year-old stripper, who got butt injections at one of Windslowe’s parties, complained of shortness of breath and coughed up blood. The victim was admitted to Temple University Hospital and eventually released.
Lt. John Walker told the Philadelphia Daily News:
“What allegedly happened is Padge injected her, hit a blood vessel; the substance entered her bloodstream, goes through [and] lands in her lungs.”
Walker said that the recent case was similar to what happened last year to Claudia Aderotimi. The 20-year-old aspiring hip-hop video vixen from England died at a Philadelphia hospital after silicone from an injection entered her bloodstream and stopped her heart.
Windslowe is being considered a “person of interest” in connection to that case as well. Authorities did not charge her then in that case because they were waiting for results from toxicology reports.
Brett Johnson is a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based writer and the founder of the music and culture blog VeryArtistical.com.