Padge Victoria Windslowe, also known as the “Michelangelo of Buttocks Injections” and the “Black Madam” has finally seen her human Picasso turn to sh*t after police say her handiwork is responsible for killing a 20-year-old English dancer.
A Gothic hip-hop artist who did illegal cosmetic surgery on the side boasted at her murder trial Thursday that her body sculpting work was so popular she was dubbed “the Michelangelo of buttocks injections.”
Padge Victoria Windslowe, who performed under the name “Black Madam,” is accused of killing a 20-year-old dancer from London during a procedure at an airport hotel that involved industrial-grade silicone and Krazy Glue.
The woman’s 2011 death — and the months that Windslowe spent on the lam — led Philadelphia police to investigate the strange world of “pumping parties” and underground surgery.
“Everyone was calling me ‘the Michelangelo of buttocks injections,'” Windslowe, 45, of Philadelphia told a judge at a final pretrial motion Thursday morning, just before her trial got underway. “God’s blessed my hands with everything I touch. I make lots of money, in lots of ways.”
The judge said that jurors must ultimately decide “the degree of recklessness” Windslowe assumed when they weigh third-degree murder, manslaughter and other charges.
The trial is expected to last several weeks and include testimony about another dancer hospitalized for two weeks after the silicone moved to her lungs. Windslowe is charged with aggravated assault in those injuries.
Windslowe allegedly fled the hotel room after dancer Claudia Aderotimi started having trouble breathing during “a touch-up” to celebrate her birthday in February 2011. She died later that day.
The prosecution says Windslowe used to collect $1,000-$2,000 per session.
She now faces 20 to 40 years on a third-degree murder charge. Is orange the new beauty shop? Peep the documentary Bottoms Up for the answers.
Photo: Philadelphia Police Department