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GoldLink Seemingly Addresses Domestic Violence Rumors About Sheck Wes On “Justine’s Interlude”

Singer Justine Skye seemed to level indirect allegations of abuse against Sheck last year.

In October 2018, singer Justine Skye opened up about being a victim of domestic violence through the music video for her song “Build.” Although she declined to name her alleged abuser, her social media activity and previous connection to Harlem rapper Sheck Wes led many fans and media outlets to speculate that she was talking about him. Now, those allegations have resurfaced on “Justine’s Interlude,” a new track by DC rapper GoldLink that he premiered on the performance-based YouTube channel COLORS.

On the track, GoldLink raps about blog gossip and an unnamed man from Harlem:

I think it’s funny how blogs talk
Funny how many shows I had went to where models walk
So many stories ‘bout you and so-and-so who from Harlem
It ain’t too many from Harlem, so take a guess

Soon after, he references domestic violence allegations:

Tired of fancy dinners, I’m tired of diamond ballin'
I’m tired of hearin' ‘bout if this nigga put hands on you
Tired of tryna smile through shit that’s affectin’ us
And I get to overthinkin' if I’m here messin' up

During an appearance on The Breakfast Club last year, Skye explained that she hasn’t named her abuser because she doesn’t think it would make a difference for his hip-hop audience.

“Maybe one day I’ll say who it is, but I don’t think people would really care,” she said. “Because in rap culture, people don’t care. It doesn’t matter what the artist did, it’s about how talented they are. They’ll still be bumping their music… There’s literally people who have know me before they even knew this person who will look at me and be like, ‘Oh you’re trying to ruin this kid’s career, and this was a learning [experience] for him.’”

Sheck never addressed last year’s news coverage that linked him to her allegations.

Elsewhere on the song, GoldLink references the death of Mac Miller, saying he talked to the late rapper just days before he passed away:

Mac died and I couldn’t talk, couldn’t bear the thought
Two days before it, we was talkin' ‘bout love and loss
Then he mentioned Ariana’s mom and newer songs
Never told a soul, but I knew he was dead all along
You do somethin’ to me

Watch the performance above and read all the lyrics to GoldLink’s “Justine’s Interlude” and Justine Skye’s “Build” on Genius now.

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