Transgender Rapper Pleads Not Guilty After Providing Fatal Injections


A transgender hip-hop artist by the rapper name Black Madam will have one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs in on murder charges for the death of a 20-year-old woman who died from illegal buttocks injections in 2011.

Padge Victoria Windslowe, who has been charged with the murder of London breakdancer Claudia Aderotimi, took the stand on Friday to claim herself the “Michelangelo of buttocks injections” with expertise that mass over two decades. Windslowe, 45, has pleaded not guilty, saying her work was so good that people of various genders and occupations started demanding business with her.

She said she started body-sculpting to help transgender friends and woman who often want to plump up a part of their buttocks they call “the boy pocket.” Windslowe did her first enhancements for a transgender friend in 1995.

Under oath, she recalled providing services to Amber Rose before the model became famous, which also recruited more business. Windslowe said Nicki Minaj was scheduled to receive buttocks injections as well, but canceled her appointment after hearing of Aderotimi’s death. Aderotimi, a college student in London, died after Windslowe injected her buttocks with low-grade silicone at an airport hotel in Philadelphia.

The Associated Press say Windslowe injected thousands of people after being trained by a doctor in Thailand and another in South America, who also performed her sex-change operation in 1994. Nonetheless, prosecutors say she recklessly endangered her clients by practicing medicine without a license.

Windslowe, who admits doing underground cosmetic surgery on the side, faces between 20 to 40 years in prison if convicted of third-degree murder. There will be more cross-examination in the trial this week.

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