Saturday, February 12, 2011
'Black Madam,' hip hop singer, sought by cops in butt implant case that left Claudia Aderotimi dead
Philadelphia cops are searching for a transgender hip-hop singer who goes by "Black Madam" in connection with a British woman's death following a botched butt-implant procedure.
Authorities believe "Black Madam", whose real name is Padge Victoria Windslowe, 41, gave Claudia Aderotimi, 20, a back-room buttock-enhancement procedure in a Philadelphia hotel on Monday.
On Thursday, cops were seen taking boxes of evidence from Windslowe's Montgomery County apartment after Aderotimi's cousin identified the singer as the person who allegedly injected the victim with what was supposed to be silicone, the Daily Mail reported.
Detectives searched the home looking for medical supplies, including syringes, Krazy Glue or silicone other items that could link Windslowe to the crime, according to the police affidavit.
Authorities said on Friday night that nearly 40 items were removed from the apartment, including cell phones, identification cards, credit cards, syringes and silicone.
Claudia Aderotimi complained of chest pains and shortness of breath sometime after she underwent a backroom buttock enhancement procedure at a hotel room in Philadelphia on Monday. She later died. (Twitter)
Windslowe's Facebook page describes her as a "classically trained musician" who was also "the head of a lucrative 'adult services company.'"
Aderotimi, an aspiring hip-hop vixen, traveled from London to Philadelphia for the procedure. She thought a bigger booty would boost her chances of stardom.
She and another woman paid more than $1,500 to receive injections on Monday to make their rear ends curvier. Aderotimi was taken to the hospital, where she later died. The other woman was not injured.
"She started coughing and having shortness of breath," Lt. John Walker, police spokesman said of Aderotimi. "What we believe happended is that the injector nicked a vein and put the substance into the bloodstream. It goes through your vascularsystem and lands in the lung and since it's a gel, it will pile up like a rock."
"If that's truly what happened, it's a murder charge," he added.
According to the Federal and Drug Administration, it's illegal to inject silicone into the buttocks, said Walker. While fat transfers and implants by a licensed professional are legal, silicone is not.
With News Wire Services