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Sheck Wes accused of abuse by Justine Skye, denies allegations

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Sheck Wes at Made In America 2018 (photo by Chelsea Pineda)

Rapper Sheck Wes has been accused of abuse by his former partner, singer Justine Skye, and he denies the allegations.

In a series of Tweets, Justine wrote:

Taking a walk with my friends and my man and Sheck Wes (my abuser) and his friends decide to STALK US and attack my friends.. two cars full of niggas while he sat in the car like a bitch. You’re pathetic sheck and you beat women. You hit your girl before me and you’ll do it again.

You’re pathetic… and all the people defending you, ya whole bitch ass label.. everyone. You spreading lies about me. Moral of the story is, if you never put your hands on me.. you wouldn’t be in this situation and you just keep making it worse.

Sheck responded to the allegations, tweeting: “I’ve chosen to remain silent until now out of respect for actual victims of abuse. But I cannot stand by while lies are repeatedly told about me. I never hit or beat any women and I did not beat up or jump anybody.”

UPDATE: Justine responded to Sheck’s tweet, writing: “I literally have footage of you jumping over the fence of my crib to attack me Sheck… your lies are even more disrespectful,” and posted a video of what appears to be Sheck hopping over a fence at her house. Sheck replied: “Just clarifying this is a video of me hopping a fence to get my stuff back from a girl who refused to give me my stuff . Once again for the record I never hit or beat up any woman.”

Justine then replied again, writing: “Refused? THIS specific incident was BECAUSE I was trying to give you your things… you decided to react violently and irrational because you “are a grown ass man and I’m not going to disrespect you” because I put them in garbage bags for you to pick up.” She also added: “Did you forget about the time you launched my phone across the room at the Montrose hotel, slapped me in the face with money saying “get a new one bitch”, the two hotel security guards holding you back from attacking me while I ran away. The cops coming…”

Justine also posted this screenshot of a text between her and one of her friends:

And here is the video she posted:

This past October, Justine released the new song “Build” about domestic violence, and posted the following on Instagram, along with the song’s release:

As DV Awareness month comes to an end.. the issue doesn’t just disappear. Recently I’ve had one of the scariest/heart breaking experiences in my life and it’s still hard for me to talk about.
I felt stupid, angry, depressed.. blamed myself. Trying to figure out how someone who claimed they loved me so much could find such evil within themselves to hurt me mentally and physically.
Learned a lot about the people I chose to call my “friends”.. and about myself. I was one of those people who would be like “No man would ever put their hands on me! .. blah blah blah..” We all think we know what we’d do until it’s happening to you.
Now, I’m not looking for sympathy and never thought this would be part of the story I’d be telling of my self.. unfortunately it is, but I won’t let it be what defines me.
I had to find the strength within myself and I’m hoping that through this video I can motivate whoever else is going through this or worse, to do the same.
You are strong, you are loved and you deserve so much better

In November, she Justine explained why she chose not to identify her abuser: “I never said who it was because I knew it wouldn’t matter to a lot of you.. it’s just something for you to talk about today. That’s just the reality of it. But I made a video about it in hopes that it can inspire someone else get away for their abusive partner.. That was my goal.” Around that same time, she ‘liked’ a few Tweets that seemed to imply that Sheck Wes was the person who abused her.

Since telling her story, Justine has faced criticism for defending Kanye West stylist Ian Connor in 2016 after he was accused of rape, and she since took to Twitter to post an apology:

As Pitchfork points out, Justine is now in a relationship with rapper GoldLink, whose recent song “Justine’s Interlude” appears to address the allegations against Sheck Wes.

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