Spinderella Addresses Being Excluded from Salt-N-Pepa Lifetime Movie

Lawrence Kim
January 24, 2021

Now fans can find out more about Cheryl "Salt" James and Sandra "Pepa" Denton's journey from their days as nursing students at Queensborough Community College in the mid-1980s to their early recordings to game-changing hits like "Let's Talk About Sex", "What a Man", "Shoop" and "Push It". The two share their experience with working hands-on with the iconic group, going through a 6-week boot camp, and scenes of the film that they wish stayed in the film.

Well, now that Lifetime's Salt-N-Pepa biopic is ready, Spin wants you to know she feels disrespected for being left out of the production.

"Back when Salt n" Pepa was building our legacy, which is rooted in empowering women, I could not have dreamed that this same group would one day disempower me, ' Roper continued in her statement on Twitter. 'Too often, Black women who have made meaningful contributions in their industry are left out of historical narratives'. "It is for this reason, I will not be supporting the biopic". The iconic deejay conveyed that she would've loved the opportunity to share her perspective with the actress.

She ended on a positive note, reflecting on her career.

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Spinderella slams Salt-N-Pepa for being cut out of their Lifetime biopic

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According to Lifetime's official press description of the movie, it chronicles "the group's rise in the hip hop industry as part of a revolution that challenged how women rappers were seen in the industry". "This will continue in my work and in my service".

In 2019, Spinderella sued the duo, claiming she was not paid royalties owed to her. Five months later, the suit was dropped after a confidential settlement was reached.

Craving more Salt-N-Pepa? Watch the Salt-N-Pepa Interview Special hosted by Emmy and NAACP Award-winner Loni Love (The Real, Café Mocha, Bridezillas), featuring exclusive interviews with Denton and James, after the biopic, on Lifetime at 11 p.m. ET/PT on January 23.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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