Claudia Aderotimi,20, a young British student, died after coming to America for an illegal ‘butt enhancement’ operation believing that if she had a shapelier backside it would make her a Hip Hop star. Aderotimi believed a ‘bigger booty’ would help in her quest to appear in more music videos, her distraught friends have claimed.
One even revealed the aspiring dancer – stagename Carmella London – was dropped from one shoot because directors discovered she had been wearing padded trousers to help enlarge her bottom. Talent scout Tee Ali, who met the university student when she filmed a video, told The Sun: ‘She was a dancer and choreographer.
‘The problem was she didn’t have no butt, and she wanted a butt.
‘She went to audition for one video shoot wearing fake booty pants and she got all the attention.
‘But when they found out it was fake she didn’t get asked back.’
He described her as ‘victim’ of social pressure to be perfect and thought a larger bottom would make her famous.’
The Thames Valley University student developed chest pains and struggled for breath 12 hours after she had the illegal silicone injections at a budget hotel.
She was taken to hospital but could not be saved.
A preliminary examination found the silicone filler had leaked into her bloodstream, leading to heart failure.
American detectives are investigating whether she was treated with cheap ‘industrial’ silicone, normally used as a sealant, rather than medical-grade material used in breast implant surgery.