Justine Skye has come out to reveal she was at some point in her life a victim of domestic violence.
The singer released the video to her new single; “Build” featuring Arin Ray in honour of the Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The 23 year old singer documents a violent relationship which was inspired by real life. In an interview with rap-up, she made her revelation about her own ordeals in the hands of domestic violence.
In the interview she said; “Towards the end of the relationship, I was just in a bad mental place and he was just watching me crumble and it was so confusing,” she reveals. “I didn’t know what to do. I literally just wanted to give up on everything. I knew I couldn’t though. Something was telling me, just keep going. This song is going to be more powerful than you could ever imagine.”
In as much as the singer did not share the name of her ex publicly, she says the six month relationship was “very recent” and “very private.” “It got really intense very fast,” she adds. “In the beginning, you think he really cares about me, he loves me, he doesn’t want any guys talking to me. And then it becomes, ‘Oh, you liked this person’s picture.’ It was ridiculous and I was like, ‘He’s trippin’. And then it started to get physical.”