On Monday (February 11), the 23-year-old singer, who revealed that she was a survivor of domestic abuse back in October, took to Twitter to accuse the "Mo Bamba" rapper of stalking her and her friends, claiming he previously put "hands" on her. "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 ni**as while he sat in the car like a b*tch. You’re pathetic sheck 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 a** 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 later responded to the allegations against him, writing on Twitter: "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." His denial only triggered Justine to share what she called proof of his alleged abuse, as she wrote on Twitter: "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 shared the footage along with text messages between her and one of Sheck's friends. "All your friends know what happened," she captioned a screenshot of her asking Sheck's friend by the name of "Chase B" to send help back in July after he allegedly attacked her.
The 20-year-old rapper then responded to Justine's video, tweeting, "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." However, the "Know Myself" singer fired back, 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." Adding, "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..."
Sheck later posted and deleted a tweet where he claimed to have apologized to Justine, saying he tried to "resolve anything."
"This is a complete lie," he wrote in reference to Justine's story about throwing her cellphone. "I called my hotel to come get you away from be because I stayed there a lot and i was a young artist scared and afraid of a girl like you . All this back and forth is childish , people talk and resolve or go to police not provoke social media," he wrote. "Every since this day I have not bothered you ,talked to you , gave you any problems or issues but you your team and family for a long time have played with my name in public and trying to provoke me instead of trying to resolve anything I've reached out to apologize."
As fans know, following the release of her "Build" music video, which illustrated her past experience with domestic violence, in October, Justine opened up about being a domestic violence survivor in an emotional Instagram post. "As DV Awareness month comes to an end.. the issue doesn’t just disappear," she wrote. "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." While Justine never mentioned her accuser at the time, she detailed what his abuse did to her psyche. "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," she wrote.
"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," Justine added. "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."
If you or someone you know is suffering from domestic violence, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1−800−799−SAFE).
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