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.
“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.
From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/22/sandra-bland-family-non-indictment/" target="_blank"><strong>Sandra Bland</strong></a> to the shootings in <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/06/20/why-is-south-carolina-using-a-judge-in-the-charleston-church-massacre-who-has-used-the-n-word-before/" target="_blank">Charleston, South Carolina</a>, African Americans were sadly reminded that being <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/13/police-brutality-2015/" target="_blank">Black in America</a> is much harder than it ought to be. And yet in the same breath, 2015 was a year of Black joy during which our culture dominated not only in our lives, but in the mainstream consciousness. From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/07/16/lee-daniels-and-taraji-p-henson-emmy-empire/" target="_blank">Cookie Lyons</a> to the <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/10/17/ebony-editor-comments-cosby-cover/" target="_blank">Cosby <em>Ebony </em>cover</a>, our brilliance helped to push the conversation, affirm our greatness, make history and most important, make us laugh.
So to celebrate that greatness, we put together this list of the most defining Black pop culture moments of 2015. And don’t worry: <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/08/rachel-dolezal-interview/" target="_blank">Rachel Dolezal </a>is nowhere to be seen.