Transgender hip-hop artist accused of killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday, claiming that model Amber Rose was among the celebrities who had sought out her services.
Padge-Victoria Windslowe testified in court that Rose, 31, started receiving injections from her before she became famous and continued until two days before the 2011 death of 20-year-old dancer Claudia Aderotimi.
She said under cross-examination that rapper Kanye West dropped her off for one procedure when the two were dating and that she was supposed to perform a ‘correction’ on Nicki Minaj that never happened.
Representatives for Rose and Minaj did not immediately respond to emails requesting comment.
Naming names: Transgender hip-hop artist Padge-Victoria Windslowe (left) testified during her murder trial that model Amber Rose (right) went to her to get buttocks injections
Celebrity couple: Windslowe said under cross-examination that Kanye West (left) dropped Rose off for one butt-injection procedure when the two were dating.This file photo shows West and Rose at the 2009 MTV Video Music Award
Windslowe, 45, talked of the dizzying array of names, addresses, careers and identities she has assumed in the 20 years she admits doing underground cosmetic surgery on the side.
Clients from rappers to strippers to fellow transgender women paid thousands of dollars to plump their posteriors, Windslowe said.
‘Amber was like a walking billboard,’ she said of Rose, who was raised in Philadelphia.’She brought a lot of girls from VH1.’
Asked by Assistant District Attorney Carlos Vega why they would choose an unlicensed practitioner over an L.A. plastic surgeon, Windslowe said, ‘I was the best, and I don’t mean that to be cocky.’
Her ‘Black Madam’ moniker, she said, came from many lucrative years running an escort service employing male, female and transgender sex workers.She kept half their take.
‘It’s set up like a friendly date, but I’m not naive about what goes on,’ she said. ‘They’re doing something. It’s not just escorting.’
She said she pocketed 50 per cent of their income and made good money.But she stopped after her father died in 2003 because she ‘didn’t feel good about it anymore.’
The names she used on bank cards and mail deliveries before and after Claudia Aderotimi’s death included birth name Forrest Gordon, the more feminine Foreest Leona Gordon, and Foreest Leona Giordani.
On trial: Windslowe (left), 45, has been charged with killing 20-year-old London dancer Claudia Aderotimi (right)
Tragic death: Aderotimi died in 2011 after she was injected with low-grade silicone, which spread to the woman’s lungs, liver and brain
Seedy side buisness: Windslowe said her nickname ‘Black Madam’ came from years spent running an escort service employing male, female and transgender sex workers
‘I thought it sounded like a movie star name, so I liked it,’ she said of the last name.
Windslowe is charged with third-degree murder.Aderotimi died after she was injected with low-grade silicone at Philadelphia airport hotel.
Doctors have told jurors during the two-week trial that the syringe hit a vein and sent silicone to the woman’s lungs, liver and brain.
Two other women testified they spent months in the hospital with similar injuries after visits with Windslowe, including 23-year-old stripper Sherkeeia King, who received an injection on a dining room table at a ‘pumping party’ that sent her to the hospital vomiting blood.
Defense lawyer David Rudenstein seemingly hoped to show jurors through Windslowe’s testimony that she prepped them with alcohol before and after the injections and took other safety measures.
However, метроном онлайн prosecutors say she mostly used nonsterile, industrial silicone, not the medical-grade silicone that is encased in implants during standard cosmetic surgeries.
‘I told [clients] I’ve been doing this for years, I’ve done it to myself and my friends, and I was trained by a nurse up in Washington Heights (in New York City) back in 1995,’ Windslowe said Friday, explaining her credentials.