Justine Skye revealed a deep secret last year when she used her platform to reflect on surviving domestic abuse in her latest single “Build.”
Though she never named her abuser, many speculated that she was referring to a past relationship with Harlem rapper Sheck Wes, a signee of rapper Travis Scott and Kanye West. Though Skye has since moved on to a new romantic relationship with D.C. based rapper Goldlink, it seems her past continues to haunt her as both her and alleged abuser came to face sometime this weekend during the Grammy celebrations.
On Monday Skye publicly referred to Wes for the first time in a series of disturbing tweets, claiming the rapper attacked and stalked her, Goldlink, and a group of friends.
“Taking a walk with my friends and my man and Sheck Wes (my abuser) and his friends decided to STALK US and attack my friends…two cars full of niggas while he sat in the car like a bitch. You’re pathetic check and you beat women. You hit your girl before me and you’ll do it again,” she wrote.
“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,” she continued in a second tweet.
But on Tuesday morning Wes also broke his silence and responded to Skye’s claims, doubly denouncing Skye’s claims of stalking and domestic abuse.
“I’ve chosen to remain silent until now out of respect for actual victims of abuse,” he began. “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,” he concluded.
Skye responded directly back to Wes’ tweet saying that she would release with receipts. She then showed a screen shot between her and Chase B, Travis Scott’s DJ, while she begged for help during one of Wes’ moments of rage.
Skye then shared surveillance footage of the rapper scaling a gate to reportedly attack her. “Are you going to lie now and say this is not you too?” she wrote.
Goldlink has also addressed his girlfriend’s past in a recent song he titled Justine’s Interlude. The rapper details their story of finding trust and peace amidst Skye’s past instances of abuse, while also surviving the temptations of the music industry.
Skye sat down with MadameNoire weeks after Build was released to talk about why she came forward with her story and also shared the process of isolation and manipulation she suffered at the hands of her abuser.
“Putting that out like hearing the music and working on the visual it really was kind of a release and I feel like a weight was lifted off my chest. It was just a way for me—it was therapeutic and a way for me to just get through what happened,” she said.
“It’s an issue that a lot of women face and unfortunately a lot of women that I know. Even my fans have reached out to me and expressed to me that they’ve been through this situation, that they’re still going through it,” she continued.
“It happened about three times and each time got progressively worse. You think people will change and I didn’t like want to believe what was going on unit there was a point where I was truly in fear for my life and I had to call out for help to people that I normally wouldn’t call so they could come get this person,” she said. “It was terrifying and it became a point where I haven’t spoken to that person till this day.”