Salt-N-Pepa gained icon status after their major 1987 release ‘Push It’.
The legendary hip-hop group recently made headlines as their Lifetime special that aired on 23rd January 202, excluded DJ Spinderella discounting her contribution to the group.
According to the synopsis of the movie, Salt-N-Pepa made a huge impact as one of the first all-female rap groups, changing the look of hip hop and being unafraid to talk about sex and share their thoughts on men. The movie follows the group as they become the first female rap act to go platinum and experience ground-breaking success with multiple awards, including a Grammy award – paving the way for all female rappers to follow.
After the airing of the biopic, fans noticed that Spinderella the group’s deejay was missing in action from the production. Not one to shy from sharing her side of the story, Spinderella noted that she ‘excluded’.
She went on to write,” Words cannot fully express my disappointment when I learned a decision was made to move forward with a Lifetime biopic that wrongfully excluded me from every aspect of development and production…”
According to reports, Deidra “DJ Spinderella” Roper, was a member of the group from 1987 until 2019, until she was fired by group members Cheryl James (Salt) and Sandra Denton (Pepa) and later sued for breach of contract. The trio later reached a confidential settlement.
The sorry state in which she left the group may have contributed to her exclusion from the biopic; however many have noted that no matter the current state of their relationship Spinderella’s contribution to the legendary group cannot be erased.
Though she may have not been included in the biopic, Spinderella is determined to share her side of the story. She confirmed on Twitter that would soon be releasing a memoir that documents her personal journey navigating through life, relationships, and her time in the entertainment industry.