*Grammy award winning rapper Queen Pen appeared on “The Bill Cunningham Show” Tuesday to reveal she endured years of physical abuse at the hands of her boyfriend.
“I had two children with this man,” Penn recalls, “but that was not enough to stop the abuse.”
Pen said her boyfriend inflicted her with bruises, cuts, kicks, punches and emotional violence for 8 ½ years.
“I’ve had my teeth knocked out, gotten stitches, jumped out of cars on the parkway and jumped into stranger’s cars,” recalls Penn. “I’ve run out into the hallways in my underwear banging on neighbor’s doors.”
Pen recalled one harrowing moment when things got particularly horrific.
“He got a phone call. Someone told him I was messing around with someone and he snapped. When the police department broke down my door, I was unconscious.
“My son’s father was on the run from that incident for 1 ½ years,” recalled Pen. “He said, ‘I’m going to kill you and I’m going to jail for murder. For 1 ½ years, I lived in fear.”
Pen, the mother of five kids, said she realized that her children were affected by the abuse, as well, often running and hiding in closets when the abuse occurred. “My son went to school and slapped every girl in the classroom,” Pen recalled.
Pen appeared on the show to counsel other women and their partners who were in domestic violence situations.
“Anytime, it can change up,” warned Pen to the men. “It can take one time for her to nag you the wrong way and you misuse your manpower. I lost one of my best friends like this. It took one bullet from his hand out of anger (to kill her.)”
Pen said she is now an advocate for domestic violence.