On Monday, actress and singer Justine Skye tweeted to confirm that not only was rapper Sheck Wes her abuser but that he and his friends stalked and attacked her and her friends. She tweeted that Wes “beat[s] women” and “hit [his] [previous]girl before.”
Back in October, Skye opened up about surviving an abusive relationship but decided against naming her abuser. In November, she stated in an interview with The Breakfast Club that the biggest reason she had not yet named her abuser was that she didn’t “think that people would care.”
Now, in a stream of tweets, she not only named Wes as her abuser, but she went on to call him “pathetic” and a liar for denying the allegations and allowing his team to spread “lies” about her. “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 tweeted. Her boyfriend, rapper GoldLink, is believed to have commented on the allegations against Wes in his song “Justine’s Interlude,” with lyrics about a man who put his hands on Skye.
Wes denied Skye’s allegations on Tuesday morning, 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.” He also went on to deny the allegations in an Instagram Live story. He stated, “I never hit any woman at all…Just leave me out of all of this.”
In response, Skye tweeted “I literally have footage of you jumping over the fence of my crib to attack me Sheck… your lies are even more disrespectful.” She then posted a video of Wes hopping a fence and claimed he did this because he decided to “react violently” after she put his things in garbage bags for him to pick up. Wes claims he hopped the fence to get his things back “from a girl who refused to give [him] [his] stuff.”
Wes further tweeted at Skye to “show [her] bruises” and to “ask his real girlfriend” about the abuse, which prompted Skye to tweet again to clarify that Wes launched her phone across a hotel room, slapped her in the face with money, and had to be held back by two security guards as she ran away. She also shared a screenshot of an alleged text conversation between her and DJ Chase B, who works closely with Wes. In the texts, she stated that she locked herself in a room while Wes was breaking things, a situation in which Chase B was assisting her by calling for help. She captioned the screenshot, “All your friends know what happened.”
Despite his denials, Major League Soccer (MLS) issued a statement on Tuesday morning, stating: “In light of the recent news regarding Sheck Wes, he is no longer a part of the campaign.” MLS was planning on releasing a promotional campaign featuring Wes on Tuesday to promote the upcoming 2019 season.