Spinderella Trashes Salt-N-Pepa Biopic for Scrubbing Her

Lawrence Kim
January 24, 2021

On Friday, DJ Spinderella denounced the Lifetime biopic of her former group Salt-N-Pepa for leaving her entirely out of the project. GG Townson who plays Cheryl "Salt" James and Laila Odom who plays Sandra "Pepa" Denton dish some behind-the-scenes details of the upcoming Lifetime biopic.

She continued saying her reasoning for speaking up about the slight was due to the fact that "too often, Black women who have made meaningful contributions in their industry are left out of historical narratives".

It was revealed that legendary hip hop group Salt-N-Pepa had a Lifetime biopic on the way. There's nothing more unacceptable than a woman being silenced by another woman. "It is for this reason, I will not be supporting it". 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. "This will continue in my work and in my service". Spinderella changed her tune near the end of her tweets to say she's in the final stages of writing her memoir, which she calls "a personal journey navigating through life, relationships, and the industry that raised me".

In 2019, the DJ claimed that she had been fired from the band, after they were set to join New Kids on the Block on tour. 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.

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