Police seek to question singer called 'Black Madam' in buttocks-injections case

"Black Madam," police said, is Padge Victoria Windslowe, also known as Lillian Languri.
"Black Madam," police said, is Padge Victoria Windslowe, also known as Lillian Languri.
Posted: February 12, 2011

Philadelphia police went to Ardmore on Thursday looking for evidence linking a singer known as "Black Madam" to buttocks injections that may have killed a tourist from London.

Philadelphia detectives carried away 37 items, including a box of syringes, a bottle of sterile water for "injections," a price list for "lipotropic injections," and identification in three different names.

They were taken from the apartment of Padge Victoria Windslowe, 41, the entertainer who allegedly was paid $1,800 for buttocks-enhancement injections that may have led to the death of Claudia Seye Aderotimi, 20, according to a police affidavit.

Windslowe, who has not been charged with any crime, is being sought by police for questioning. She has lived at a number of Philadelphia addresses over the last 15 years, and moved into the Ardmore apartment about 18 months ago. She stars in a web music video that she commissioned, "Come On in My Kitchen," a sophisticated production by a Philadelphia studio.

On her Black Madam Facebook site, Windslowe is vague about her background: "Black Madam is authentic. Her pseudonym is not just a title; it represents the life she has lived."

At another point, the website describes her as a "classically trained musician" who was also "the head of a lucrative 'adult services company.' "

The truth is a mystery to the firm she hired to produce her music video. "We have no idea if that is her on-stage personality, almost like a pro wrestler, or whether it was true," said Robert L. Mickles, of 360 Digital Studios in Philadelphia.

"As far as we know, from what we were told, she made her living doing music," he said. A second video was recently completed, but not yet distributed on the Internet.

The police affidavit says Windslowe used the name "Lillian Languri" or "Lillian Lang" when offering clients buttocks and hip injections. A person by the name of Lillian Languri is cited as a provider of injections on a Los Angeles-based website on the pros and cons of buttocks enhancement.

"i got my procedure done with lillian. . .she also forms your butt to look like an apple, which i know everyone wants to achieve that look," one poster wrote.

Aderotimi became ill hours after receiving the injection Monday and died at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby early Tuesday, being taken there after complaining of shortness of breath and chest pains.

The affidavit disclosed that the "preliminary" cause of Aderotimi's death was "possibly due to the liquid that was injected into the . . . vascular system."

The police affidavit also lays out the alleged sequence of events at the Hampton Inn on Bartram Avenue.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was at the hotel conducting surveillance in an unrelated drug investigation when he learned of Aderotimi's death early Tuesday.

Philadelphia police were called in that morning, and a second British visitor, Theresa Gyamfi, 20, said the two had traveled to Philadelphia from London to meet a woman they knew as "Lillian Lang" or "Languri" for injections. Windslowe received $1,800 from Gyamfi, police said.

Gyamfi received injections of what she was told was silicone in her hips, and Aderotimi was injected in her buttocks. The use of silicone for that procedure is banned in the United States.

Aderotimi and her friends were put in touch with Windslowe by Scheffee "Sasha" Wilson, a Saddle River, N.J., resident who Aderotimi described as her cousin, according to postings on her Twitter account.

Wilson told investigators that she set up the Saturday appointment through e-mails and telephone calls.

She also told them Lillian Languri had a "Black Madam" video on YouTube. When an officer showed her the site on his iPhone, she identified the singer as "Lillian."

The next day, Gyamfi was shown a lineup of photographs, and picked out Windslowe as the person who had injected Aderotimi.

At Windslowe's apartment on West Montgomery Avenue near Suburban Square, a man who identified himself as "Nick" answered the door Friday and said Windslowe was not home. The apartment was decorated for Christmas, with a fully decorated tree inside and fake snow around the front window.

Windslowe drives a 2002 Jaguar, the court document says.

Meanwhile, a Narberth woman complained that officers erroneously raided her apartment Thursday morning while searching for Windslowe. Police Lt. Raymond Evers said officers looking "for a person of interest in this case" obtained the address from "a public record."

"After serving the warrant, it was determined that person was no longer living there," Evers said.

Contact staff writer Nathan Gorenstein at 215-854-2797 or ngorenstein@phillynews.com.

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