Tanika Watson

Tenika Watson, the transsexual who was riding in a car with the late Teddy Pendergrass when he was paralyzed during an accident, is speaking out after 32 years.

Rumor had it that Watson was servicing Pendergrass when the singer lost control of his Rolls Royce Silver Spirit and hit a tree. Pendergrass, who was trapped in the car for 45 minutes, was paralyzed from the chest down. Watson walked away from the crash with minor injuries.

Oprah's OWN Network tracked down the former male prostitute and nightclub performer for his side of the story in an exclusive interview.

“I never really got a chance to tell my side of things and it was important to me. Very important to me," Watson told OWN.

Watson said he met Pendergrass at the popular Philadelphia nightclub where he worked in 1982. Watson indicated that Pendergrass may not have known he was a biological male.

"I went over and spoke to him and said hi. And I said I just wanted to speak to you. He said ‘Ok.’ And I said ‘I’m leaving because I have to get up early tomorrow.’ And he said ‘I’m getting ready to leave too. Would you like a ride home.’ So I said sure. So we proceeded to go to his car and drove away and that’s when the accident happened."

Watson explained how the tragic accident occurred and his efforts to see Pendergrass in the hospital afterwards.

First the car started speeding up really fast. And I was wondering is he driving fast. But he wasn’t. It was out of control. And I noticed he was struggling with the wheel and all of a sudden I heard this great big bang. Next thing I know the press was there and I got into the ambulance with him and I helped him as much as I could.

I had contusions from the impact and I had a chipped tooth, which is nothing compared to him.

I didn’t find out Teddy was paralyzed until it got in the paper. I tried to reach out to him right after the accident. I went to the hospital where he was and there was a woman there. And she said, ‘You’re not going to see him before his son does.’ And she caused this big scene and I just left.

The problem of heterosexual celebrities confusing transsexuals for biological women in a club environment continues today as more and more heterosexual establishments relax their restrictions on allowing trannies into their clubs.

Spotted on Madamenoire.com

  • OutsidetheBox

    No!!! :rofl:

  • MrsL

    I was reading about this last night. We all know what they were probably on their way to do.... :tea:

  • Time to Waste

    Lordt! :sigh:

  • bama_n_jersey

    I never really got a chance to tell my side of things and it was important to me. Very important to me,” Watson told OWN.
    **********

    And you still haven't :tea:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    Why speak out now after all this time!? Miss/sir I'm not at all interested in what your saying.

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    Smh........ Anywayssssss

    OutsidetheBox says:

    IDK why Cy would be all HE KILT JAMES :crying: :cuss:

    Cause wasnt his fluffy ass tryna have James killed?? I mean I know he tried to take it back but :nono:
    ______

    Did you just call him fluffy???? Lol and he was trying to kill james. I think he's more pissed that someone did the deed before him. Cy is a mess.

  • SummerBaby

    :tea: wasn't DrJ's wife in the car as well?

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    MrsL says:

    I was reading about this last night. We all know what they were probably on their way to do…. :tea:
    ______

    I thought it as said that shim was giving Teddy favors in the car? Is that true? Does anyone know?

  • aRoTh

    :think: I thought the word "tranny" was a slur. :shrug:

  • luVn_liFe…

    TEDDY P!
    she didn't feel the need to defend him 30+ yrs ago?

  • http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2011/12/jersey_citys_prince_the_pimp_d.html User Friendly

    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

    Why speak out now after all this time!? Miss/sir I’m not at all interested in what your saying
    _________________________

    this story has always been out but when oprah calls, you answer! :cell:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Sandy- do you need to hire help?

  • http://youtu.be/xdT5uC4dtgo MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    Ermahgawd I AIN’T READ NOTHING BUT THE TITLE… WHERE IS DUB. BAT SIGNAL :warning;: :pc:

  • http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2011/12/jersey_citys_prince_the_pimp_d.html User Friendly

    luVn_liFe... says:

    TEDDY P!
    she didn’t feel the need to defend him 30+ yrs ago?
    ______________________

    she did but the interview was never done by a popular interviewer. her pix and side of the story have been floating around for a long time tho.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    :eek:

    Exactly how long trannys been around? :think:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    @user true, but come on. Oprah is fishing for shyt to talk about then. Why have her/him on!? There was no one else to interview that day!? Shyt, I'd rather hear why Steadman still live in the guest house and why he still creeping with Harpo. And if he think Gale is gay.

  • http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2011/12/jersey_citys_prince_the_pimp_d.html User Friendly

    lovezoe says:

    Sandy- do you need to hire help?
    _______________

    there you go, Keya. send your resume :pc:

  • MrsL

    Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser says:

    MrsL says:
    I was reading about this last night. We all know what they were probably on their way to do…. :tea:
    ______
    I thought it as said that shim was giving Teddy favors in the car? Is that true? Does anyone know?

    -___________________________

    That's what I always heard. She's over here trying to make it sound like it was an innocent car ride.

  • SummerBaby

    The problem of heterosexual celebrities confusing transsexuals for biological women in a club environment continues today as more and more heterosexual establishments relax their restrictions on allowing trannies into their clubs.
    -----------------------
    :eek:

  • aRoTh

    :offtopic:

    Boot shopping this weekend. Any suggestions on colors? Over the knee? Booties? Wedges? Name brands? I'm feeling gray and/or burgundy. What say yous?

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    @user yup! *goes to email resume*

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    @SANDRA ROSE
    The problem of heterosexual celebrities confusing transsexuals for biological women in a club environment continues today as more and more heterosexual establishments relax their restrictions on allowing trannies into their clubs.
    __________________________

    :rofl:

    :stop: Sandra! :lol:

  • luVn_liFe…

    User Friendly says:

    luVn_liFe… says:

    TEDDY P!
    she didn’t feel the need to defend him 30+ yrs ago?
    ______________________

    she did but the interview was never done by a popular interviewer. her pix and side of the story have been floating around for a long time tho.
    ~~~~
    Still, let sleeping dogs lie. Let this go and Oprah needs to cut her shyte out

  • http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2011/12/jersey_citys_prince_the_pimp_d.html User Friendly

    Exactly how long trannys been around?
    ____________

    do you mean how long sex change operations have been around or how long ppl have been cross dressing? cuz Moses was wearing a dress so....... :tea:

    the first gender reassignment surgery was in 1930.

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    :eek:

    Exactly how long trannys been around? :think:
    ______

    Since the beginning of time.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals lovezoe

    Boot shopping this weekend. Any suggestions on colors? Over the knee? Booties? Wedges? Name brands? I’m feeling gray and/or burgundy. What say yous?
    -----
    Brown, black. Right below the knee. Get some booties. Don't do names. I do cute and comfy.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypRKb0xKVQ8 VDot

    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

  • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Interesting that she would try to visit him in the hospital. He ain't know you first of all. Secondly he probably found out at the same time as the rest of us that you wer

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    aRoTh says:

    :offtopic:

    Boot shopping this weekend. Any suggestions on colors? Over the knee? Booties? Wedges? Name brands? I’m feeling gray and/or burgundy. What say yous?
    _______

    OMG I want some burgundy booties sooooooo freaking bad. But when got big arse feet ish be gone. Like since when did everyone have big feet all of a sudden? Big sizes are the first to go.

  • luVn_liFe…

    Booties, I’m feeling gray and/or burgundy.
    ~~~
    :thumbsup:
    I like Jessica Simpson,Camuto, Santana, Michael Kors and a few others

  • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Were a man.

  • http://youtu.be/xdT5uC4dtgo MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    I always :heart: a good camel/honey colored boot…. And grey in really cute too. It an go with anything .I got some grey combateque boots a few weeks byke. Oh and a black ankle booty with a heel.
    Wedges only tend to make my feet look bigger. I got heel or no heel in those cases.

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    Don’t do names. I do cute and comfy.
    _____

    Me too Zoe. I do whatever is cute, looks and feels good!!!!

  • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Basically she has nothing to add. The interview must be all of 5 minutes.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypRKb0xKVQ8 VDot

    So was shim :blow: or not? I'm going with :yes:

  • bama_n_jersey

    cuz Moses was wearing a dress so…….
    *********
    I promise y'all my Aunt came closer to "understanding" that my cousin was le ghey. So to make her feel better she went back to point out how some ment in the Bible were g le ghey and how the men in ancient times were le ghey, because it wasn't a lot of women I just looked at her :facepalm: Really

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    Exactly how long trannys been around?
    ____________

    do you mean how long sex change operations have been around or how long ppl have been cross dressing? cuz Moses was wearing a dress so…….

    the first gender reassignment surgery was in 1930.
    ________________________
    1930!!! :shocked:

    GTFOH!!!!!!!

    That is before the first vaccine for the flu and chicken pox! HOW WAS THAT A PRIORITY OVER THE FLU AND CHICKEN POX????

  • Beta

    :facepalm: :smack:

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    HOW WAS THAT A PRIORITY OVER THE FLU AND CHICKEN POX????
    ______

    Sex rules everything. Fawk ur health

  • http://youtu.be/xdT5uC4dtgo MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    Dub said to tell everybody what’s up (in a Martin voice) :wails: I told her this post was for her. I PLEAD THE BLOOD :crying1:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    :facepalm:
    ...after this interview, more trannies prolly goin "come forward."

    :eek: <<lookin at Chad Ochocinco with his tranny "friend"
    :ha: :haha:

  • luVn_liFe…

    BLOOP*
    'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' Canceled at TLC Amid Controversy

  • MissArtist

    She looks just like a biological woman, so I believe he didn't know. Sad because people were calling him on the downlow for ages.

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    VDot says:

    So was shim :blow: or not? I’m going with :yes:
    ______--

    Of course. Why do you think Teddy felt the need for speed???? Wanted to get home bad to turn off the lights. And light a candle.

  • luVn_liFe…

    <<lookin at Chad Ochocinco with his tranny "friend"; YUP but he's :D with her
    :tea:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypRKb0xKVQ8 VDot

    Boot shopping this weekend. Any suggestions on colors? Over the knee? Booties? Wedges? Name brands? I’m feeling gray and/or burgundy. What say yous?

    ___________________

    Where ya going? I'm going to DSW at lunch. I need/want a black bootie and black knee boot :yes:

    I think you need a bootie AND knee boot. :yes: Both colors :tea:

  • http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=RaIuP6s3kUc felinelurker

    I thought it as said that shim was giving Teddy favors in the car? Is that true? Does anyone know?

    ******************************

    way dubb at?????

  • SummerBaby

    That is before the first vaccine for the flu and chicken pox! HOW WAS THAT A PRIORITY OVER THE FLU AND CHICKEN POX????
    ---------------------
    :lol:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypRKb0xKVQ8 VDot

    :no: to the wedge

  • luVn_liFe…

    I don't buy Knee boots down here, Mainly booties. The weather never cooperates

  • http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2011/12/jersey_citys_prince_the_pimp_d.html User Friendly

    OMG I want some burgundy booties sooooooo freaking bad. But when got big arse feet ish be gone. Like since when did everyone have big feet all of a sudden? Big sizes are the first to go.
    _____________________

    gotta shop on line. try zappos.

    i wear a average size and all my sizes be gone cuz thats what everybody wears. cant win for losing :mad: I always shop off season anyway.

    sitting here trying to take off this polish with paper towels aint getting it. I need some cotton balls :crying: I need to go home!

  • Time to Waste

    So was shim :blow: or not? I’m going with :yes:

    --------------------------

    Wouldn't she have been hurt real bad too.
    he manged to be paralyzed form the waist down.
    Wouldn't she have had a head ( pun intended ) injury or something!

  • luVn_liFe…

    @MAN
    U see Steve Nash done pulled the Ookie Doke on the Lakers. . . and folks got the nerve to give KOBE Grief bout his money. :tea:

  • http://www.oprah.com/own-six-little-mcghees/Grandma-Gets-Stuck-In-a-Kids-Maze Come Through Nancy Drew :nun:

    She’s over here trying to make it sound like it was an innocent car ride.

    ____________________________

    "First the car started speeding up really fast. And I was wondering is he driving fast. But he wasn’t. It was out of control."

    SOW :think: TP did sue rolls royce motor cars and they settled out of court, but i still dont think Mist. Tenika's version is "all there." :tea:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypRKb0xKVQ8 VDot

    Wanted to get home bad to turn off the lights. And light a candle.

    ___________

    :rofl: Looks like another Love TKO :shrug: Shim prolly had a strong jaw too. :yes:

  • luVn_liFe…

    I always shop off season anyway. ME TOO :wink:

    sitting here trying to take off this polish with paper towels aint getting it. I need some cotton balls :crying: I need to go home!
    :lol:
    U R Really not here for it today :hug:

  • aRoTh

    I do whatever is cute, looks and feels good!!!!
    ______________________________

    When asked "what size you wear?". My reply "Cute. If it's cute, I can fit it." :tea:

    @Luvn

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEEEE Jessica Simpson shit. I'm not a fan of MK's anything (unless its a SOLID leather with MK real tiny somewhere on it.......or not). It's like an overpriced/overdone Coach (when the MK's or C's are splattered across it).

    O'an I do need/want a camel/solid brown. So many decisions. *sigh*

  • SummerBaby

    Wouldn’t she have been hurt real bad too.
    he manged to be paralyzed form the waist down.
    Wouldn’t she have had a head ( pun intended ) injury or something!
    --------------------
    I've heard for the longest time that Teddy was having an affair w/Dr J's wife & she was also in the car.

  • aRoTh

    he manged to be paralyzed form the waist down.
    Wouldn’t she have had a head ( pun intended ) injury or something!
    ________________________

    Nope. :tea: The Almighty was watching over me.....oops I mean her/them.

  • luVn_liFe…

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEEEE Jessica Simpson ****. I’m not a fan of MK’s anything (unless its a SOLID leather with MK real tiny somewhere on it…….or not).
    ~~~~
    AROTH
    :fistbump:
    I love Jessica simpson shoes too, I have a lot of her shoes :yes:

    I like MK but now with all them emblem's and tags all over em :nono:

  • http://youtu.be/xdT5uC4dtgo MisTaken: Loyal reader :champ: and your pastor’s #1 prayer warrior :pray:

    :claps: to the MK comment. I can’t with him. Hoe my initials not that why I got to have it all over anything??? Foh. Now I do like Coach but I do not do the C’s all over :nono: Mainly the leather bags. I also like Kate Spade. And the hypocrite in me covets a pink, white and black classic Chanel purse. Hypocrite because I would rock those Cs :oops:

  • http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/2011/12/jersey_citys_prince_the_pimp_d.html User Friendly

    U R Really not here for it today
    _______________

    Friday is the Jewish Sabbath. there are 3 ppl in this office today and two of them leave at 12. most of our clients are jewish so the phone aint even ringing. aint no email, nothing.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkcCHR-7FNA Man, I just don’t care™

    @LUVN LIFE
    "U see Steve Nash done pulled the Ookie Doke on the Lakers. . . and folks got the nerve to give KOBE Grief bout his money. "
    __________________

    I've been a Phoenix Suns fan since '92. Charles Barkley's first year with the team. I never left them even when Barkley was traded. Been through the ups and downs.

    And I will be the first to say, Steve Nash is the most overrated athlete in the history of sports. That nigga sucks. Always has. NO one gets more excuses than that nigga. All he does is lose. He lost in high school. He lost in college. He lost in the pros. He lost in International competition.

    All
    he
    does
    is
    lose!

    And the fact that he STOLE Kobe's MVPs (LeBron did too) is just a travesty and embarrassing to the sport. I hate that nigga. I knew when he went to the Lakers it was dumb on their part (but smart on the Suns part). Now they have all these articles praising that losing azz nigga. But ANY black athlete that has his resume is viewed as a failure for not winning it all. Even though Nash has ALWAYS played with another All-Star.

    Oh, and he has never made a single player better. Any body that was good was either good before or after Nash. He didn't make a single player better. That nigga is trash. And a theif. He should return the money he got from that last contract.

  • aRoTh

    Hypocrite because I would rock those Cs
    __________________

    ....and me the LV's. :ashamed: LOL

  • Unshakable

    :newpost:

    Mama June

  • http://www.oprah.com/own-six-little-mcghees/Grandma-Gets-Stuck-In-a-Kids-Maze Come Through Nancy Drew :nun:

    Like since when did everyone have big feet all of a sudden? Big sizes are the first to go.

    _______________________________

    It's Tenika and dem... :kona:

  • Hair Lova Formerly Known As Dark Ceaser

    I hate those big MK medallions. Gross

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    It's interesting that (s)he says that Teddy never knew that (s)he was a he pretending to be a she when (s)he met Ted-tee!

    Maybe he liked ugly womenz and never realized that he was taking a brude home that night and they had the accident before (s)he explained that, "my duck is probably biggern yern".

    This happened to some NFL players in Houston a few years back when the Texans were the oilers. The news shut that story down QUICK, but what REALLY happened was that they were riding on and dude was slobbin' the other dude down while he was driving and they had an accident and the impact of the accident caused him bite down and he bit his duck OFF... so, before the police arrived, the NFL baller with no duck knew there was no way around the fact that his duck was in a dead man's mouth, so he pulled out a gun and shot and killed himself.

    I DO believe that (s)he was giving Ted-tee some head so good that he closed his eyes and his toes went to rubbin together and he didn't realize that he wasn't at the Motel 3 until that Rolls met that tree.

  • luVn_liFe…

    @MAN He should return the money he got from that last contract.
    ~~~~
    that's what I said TOO, the Lakers should sue his ass. That is Unacceptable.
    I too Agree with you " ANY black athlete that has his resume is viewed as a failure for not winning it all"

    A TRAVESTY!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypRKb0xKVQ8 VDot

    The news shut that story down QUICK, but what REALLY happened was that they were riding on and dude was slobbin’ the other dude down while he was driving and they had an accident and the impact of the accident caused him bite down and he bit his duck OFF… so, before the police arrived, the NFL baller with no duck knew there was no way around the fact that his duck was in a dead man’s mouth, so he pulled out a gun and shot and killed himself.

    ___________________

    :blink: :blink: What's a name so I can :pc: :eek:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypRKb0xKVQ8 VDot

    Nevermind, got it! Jeff Alm

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    Jeff Alm... they changed the story up a LOT because all the witnesses that were there that day say his lap was completely bloody and the guy thrown from the car had his duck in his mouth when EMS arrived.

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    Oh, I didn't even see your "got it". LOL