, Body Image, Standards of Black BeautyRant: Model Arrested For Booty Injection-Related Homicide

Rant: Model Arrested For Booty Injection-Related Homicide

I literally cursed – loudly – when I saw this fly across my screen.

Aye. Get your people:

Video vixen/booty model Pebbelz (who apparently appeared in videos for Cam’Ron and other rappers) has been arrested.  And it’s all thanks to a Mississippi woman dying after having concrete injected into her ass.   We never heard of her before this foolishness either, but it’s worth the read.  Check it under the cut… {NSFW}

Video chick and Uncut DVDs performer Pebbelz went from this:

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…to this:

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And for years she didn’t own up to having ass injections.  But now, the concrete has hit the fan as 39-year-old Pebbelz was arrested, along with another woman, for being a fugitive from justice in relation to the homicide.

ABC News 24 in Memphis, where Pebbelz (real name Natasha Stewart) is from, reports that the two ladies were avoiding questioning from the police after a Mississippi woman died from having concrete injected into her ass.

Natasha Stewart, 39, was wanted for questioning by the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department for the death of a woman in Jackson, Mississippi who was injected with concrete in her buttocks. Stewart was arrested on Thursday, January 3, and charged with Fugitive from Justice Warrant for Homicide.

SCSO Fugitive Apprehension officers also arrested 21-year-old Shannetria Newberry on Jan. 3. Newberry, on the run since August 2012, was wanted for Aggravated Assault Failure to Appear on a Felony Case, Bodily Harm and Criminal Forfeiture.

So Pebelz and another chick were running from 5-0 because they didn’t want to say what they knew about these concrete ass injections being given out?

Well, we came across this video interview of Pebblez from a little while ago where she says she is a true hustler who gets her money 100 ways.  Is one of those ways tricking women into thinking they’re getting real butt injections?  Hmm.

I have to tell you… usually, I try not to judge when I write these kinds of things because I just wanna understand, you know? I’m trying to understand the environment that compels women to choose to inject a foreign substance in their body – one that they often cannot identify on their own, and sometimes never even think about asking – so that their ass can be larger. Larger. Who, or what, is that for?

I’m still trying really hard to not judge.

But then, I saw this video.

Pebbelz is King/Smooth/XXL/Booty mag alumni, right? She lied, for years, about having injections… was still appearing in these magazines, with her injections;

was still convincing men that this was somehow attractive and ideal, with her injections;

was still making women feel bad about themselves, inadvertently, though it may be… with her injections;

was still out here convincing women – with her 100 ways to get paid, and I’m fairly certain that at least 20 of those weren’t platonic – that they needed to have these injections to be of worth or even of remote value… with her injections.

Listen. None of this stuff ever happens in a vacuum. Ever. She probably got injections years ago, jumped on the scene, figured out how it was done – smart, I won’t lie – got a partner so they could perform injections on each other, and then started using Pebbelz’ clout (?!) and success (?!) as a model (though, seeing as how she clearly “uses what she’s got to get what she wants” in more ways than one) to convince other women to get it done. Many, many, many, many women are out here getting swindled. Not because they simply genuinely want booty implants, but because they feel that getting a bigger booty is going to help them get a man/succeed in life/be the first woman on Jupiter.

Or something.

Ladies, please don’t look to women like this. I’m not going to shade her for potentially being a sex worker, for being a booty mag model, or for being any other number of things she could or could not be. I am, however, going to use this as a way to politely remind y’all that this is why it’s so hard to look to these models and their photos as some kind of inspiration. You never know what’s going on behind closed doors. Especially since, if even models are out here performing these injections, they’re probably far more prevalent than we think they are.

And, while many would say that if you couldn’t tell that she’d had implants, I’d remind you that it doesn’t always go that deep. Hell, I couldn’t tell the difference until recently.

Lastly… this young woman died from having concrete injected into her. Died. I know I have a pretty vast readership,so I’m just gonna appeal to you like this: save your pennies and go to a good doctor if this is what you’re so desperately after. Don’t do it the back alley way. And, if you have done it the back alley way… please go to a doctor and get yourself checked out. The only time you can find out if what’s in you will kill you… is when it’s too late. Seriously.

Hey, girl… hey. I love you. Go get that sh-t checked out.

Wooooo, I am overwhelmed. Someone hug me. Or help me. Hell, both.

By | 2017-06-10T11:22:04+00:00 November 28th, 2014|Beauty, Body Image, Standards of Black Beauty|63 Comments

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The proud leader of the #bgg2wlarmy, Erika Nicole Kendall writes food and fitness, body image and beauty, and more here at #bgg2wl. After losing over 150lbs, Kendall became a personal trainer certified in fitness nutrition, women's fitness, and weight loss by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She is also certified in sports nutrition by Precision Nutrition. She now lives in New York with her husband and children, and is working on her 6th and 7th certifications because she likes having alphabet soup at the end of her name.

63 Comments

  1. kiesh January 8, 2013 at 11:17 AM - Reply

    I just…wow. Concrete??!! I’m really tired of these freakish looking women being touted as a standard. Smh.

    • leah January 12, 2014 at 11:52 AM - Reply

      I’ve read some many stories or articles on this to the point I’m sick. What is the difference between her a and blowup doll?! I could not even watch the whole youtube before I felt the bile build in the back of my throat. Love yourself first, ladies! I teach my sons when they get older the woman you want maybe not be the woman you need so watch out for fake.

    • Fiierce Gemiinii January 26, 2014 at 6:41 AM - Reply

      I know Pebblez personally. First of all just because someone refer you to a doctor does not mean thqt you have to go there. It is the PATIENTS responsibility to do their own homework on that doctor. Pebblez is on of the sweetest women out there. Secondly she was NEVER a fugitive from the law. If she was why the hell was she still hosting parties and making public appearances. No one has the right to say anything negative about her because there is always 2 sides to a story. Unfortunately a woman lost her life. But you cannot blame Pebblez for it she didn’t force the woman. Us women have to do better and stop throwing shade on somebody elses name. Know the facts before publishing a story!!!

      • Erika Nicole Kendall January 27, 2014 at 3:27 PM - Reply

        “Know the facts before publishing a story!!!”

        …but you didn’t debunk anything in the post. You kind of just ranted and whined about how its peoples’ responsibility to do their homework on a doctor.

        Which leads me to my next question: So Pebbelz isn’t wrong for pretending to be a doctor, regardless of the amount of research the deceased “patient” did? Is that what you’re telling me?

        • CutieKris January 30, 2014 at 8:43 PM - Reply

          Peebles Did not preform the injections. Sum man That lives as a woman did. Peebles referred her to the man because that’s the same person who did hers… None the less it’s still terrible, but I guess that’s what she meant by get ur facts str8… Idc

          • Erika Nicole Kendall January 30, 2014 at 8:50 PM - Reply

            …but it’s clear that I said “probably.” I don’t need to get my facts straight – I already made it clear that what I was saying wasn’t fact. Critical thinking….2014.

        • CutieKris January 31, 2014 at 2:00 AM - Reply

          Critical Thinking???
          Clearly you said “So Peebles isn’t wrong for pretending to be a doctor” if you thought critically you’d know that the girl was saying Peeblz was not the person giving the injections. She was a customer as well who referred the victim. But I guess you were too caught up in your rant that you missed it.. Not condoning what she did, but I can clearly see you were confused or misinformed about the case! Girl bye!

          • Erika Nicole Kendall January 31, 2014 at 10:21 AM - Reply

            You know what, after I read this comment, I was all prepared to be like, “You know, you’re right. I apologize for that — I was rude.”

            But then, I looked back to see where I went wrong so that I could add an apology there as well, and realized that where I said, “So Peebles isn’t wrong for pretending to be a doctor?” IN RESPONSE to the comment left telling me to get my facts straight ABOUT the post where I said “probably.”

            I’m not above being wrong OR admitting it. I AM above walking people through the basics of reading and engaging on the Internet.

            “Girl bye!”

            Indeed, LOL.

  2. KareBareStare January 8, 2013 at 12:24 PM - Reply

    Thank you for sharing this. Many women are fooled by what they see on television thinking that these unnatural shapes are attractive and achievable. I personally feel that these butt injections are worse than the breast implant craze because at least with implants they can be removed and you KNOW what you are getting. Concrete . . .O_O
    wow! OAN this interview is in itself disturbing. I’m not going to knock anyone’s “hustle” but we really need more positive role models.

  3. Tamara January 8, 2013 at 12:25 PM - Reply

    I….I…just don’t understand. How can any woman respect herself by….I. Just. Can’t. Where did we go wrong by thinking that having two basketballs in our ass makes us more desirable? I’m just floored by how much we have digressed as a people…as women.

  4. Marcella January 8, 2013 at 12:56 PM - Reply

    Wow! Speechless on that interview. Just….WOW.

    • Jerzygirl45 March 26, 2013 at 9:54 AM - Reply

      That about sums it up. I started not to watch, but curiosity got the best of me. Unfortunately. Now I need to figure out how to bleach my brain, cleanse my soul and forget I ever saw … whatever it is I just saw.

  5. ab January 8, 2013 at 1:05 PM - Reply

    no judgement on her profession at all.
    But can we also just say that ‘back alley’ are not always round the corner, in the hood, dingy e.t.c.

    Your life is really worth more than ass.

    I really like this blog, keep up the good work.

    • sonofqueensny January 9, 2013 at 10:21 AM - Reply

      Unfortunately for some ass is all that matters

  6. Rae January 8, 2013 at 1:15 PM - Reply

    Uhm…please explain to me why that’s sexy? It looks extremely heavy and painful for her. Hell! and, whomever she’s dating. Yikes. Yeah, no thanks. I’ma stick with my natural butt and make it fit. Seeing this mess makes me love my body even more. Gotta get back to my squats. The natural butt enhancer! SMH

  7. Ras Benzo January 8, 2013 at 1:22 PM - Reply

    I think part of the compounded tragedy is the mentality of getting by with the bootleg version – as a cultural standard. We see it all the time:
    “Are you going to see that movie in theaters?” “Nah. I’ll cop the bootleg…”
    “Girl, I know someone who can hook you up with the lace-front weave for only $15…”
    “Are you going to workout today?” “Nah, I’m just going to wear this body stocking and make it look like I’m in shape.”
    WE need to stop trying to take the cheap and easy way out. I’m not saying that our self-image psychosis doesn’t play a large part in this, but with this lady, and the amputee victim, and the various madams that have been arrested, the common thread is CHEAP, NON-CERTIFIED solutions.
    Even look at Pebblez, she got the expensive booty injections like Buffie the Body and Vanity Wonder (and the women on “Love & Hip Hop, ATL”). These harmful injections are the fake-gucci purse of body modification.
    We have to do better about our well-BEING, not our well-LOOKING.
    I applaud the dedication and commitment to helping others that you put forth and thanks for not only sharing this story, but for shining light on what the problem is.

    • Kami December 5, 2014 at 10:56 AM - Reply

      Love this: “These harmful injections are the fake-gucci purse of body modification.”

  8. Kitana January 8, 2013 at 1:34 PM - Reply

    This post is like, blowing my mind. Those pictures. The headline. People dying for cosmetics. I’m done.

  9. T.R. January 8, 2013 at 1:55 PM - Reply

    Hi Erica,

    I really appreciate your rant and you not trying to judge. I wonder if this is a form of body dysmorphic disorder, at least a form of it’s manifestation in our community (and the US at large).

    I’ve noticed over the past 6-10 years the attachment and unusual obsession with booties. Kinda of like when breasts were an obsession and everyone was getting implants, a la Pamela Anderson, even women you would have never expected, a la Jenny Jones.

    Just wondering. This saddens me so much. However, what I found interesting was her comment how the men were “hating” on her just as much if not more than the women. I had a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” moment. Because let’s face it, we all have a pretty good idea her road started trying to please some man/men who made her feel inadequate with what she had, which wasn’t bad at all.

    Just some food for thought.

    • Demi January 8, 2013 at 2:57 PM - Reply

      I just want to say that I don’t see what’s so hot about this H.A.M. broad! I mean, I have the exact same body shape as her (BUT ALL NATURAL!) I guess I don’t like doing what she likes to do to every guy I meet so I suppose that’s the difference? Oh, and I’m cuter, never had any ass shots… Oh, and I’m not on my way to prison for aiding in someone’s murder… Yay!!!

  10. Paulette January 8, 2013 at 3:03 PM - Reply

    I have nothing to say, but “Hugs for us all”. So sorry that someone feels that this is the only way to feel valued.

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