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‘Y’all So Wrong for This’: Salt-N-Pepa Get Called Out By DJ Spinderella Over Biopic, Fans Take Sides

Not-so old wounds have reopened for former Salt-N-Pepa band member DJ Spinderella following the rapping duo’s release of their biopic.

The movie, which was executive produced by Sandra “Pepa” Denton and Cheryl “Salt” James, includes a portrayal of Spinderella, but the DJ has said she was given zero input in the production. For 30 years, Spinderella contributed to the all-female group’s legacy in hip hop, but her successful run came to an end in 2019.

Salt-N-Pepa’s last time performing as trio was during the Blast Off Tour! in 2020. (Photo: @saltnpepaofficial/Instagram)

Despite her departure from the group, and her subsequent lawsuit, Spinderella says she was hurt by her former band members’ decision to not allow her to participate in the film’s development.

On IG, she shared a statement detailing her lack of involvement in the film.

“Too often, Black women who have made meaningful contributions in their industry are left out of historical narratives. 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.”

She continued, “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 — all the while using my image throughout, given that I played an integral role in the group’s story and success. There’s nothing more unacceptable than a woman being silenced by another woman. It is for this reason I will not be supporting the biopic.”

DJ Spinderella says she was hurt after being left out of the development process for the Salt-N-Pepa biopic. (Photos: @djspinderella/Instagram)

Fans who may have been supportive of the film found themselves on the other side of the table following Spinderella’s statement.

“They are WRONG for this!!!!”

“I can’t support if the WHOLE group ain’t apart of it.”

“There wouldn’t be salt n pepa without her”

“I’m not watching it they are foul how they been treating her”

On the group’s official IG page, Salt and Pepa seemingly responded to the criticism by sharing a photo of just themselves on stage. The caption read: “If you live by their praises you’ll die by their criticisms.”

“Lost a fan ✌🏽”

“Y’all so wrong for this.”

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25 thoughts on “‘Y’all So Wrong for This’: Salt-N-Pepa Get Called Out By DJ Spinderella Over Biopic, Fans Take Sides

  1. Lynn says:

    Yes, y’all wrong for this and then have the audacity to be pushing sisterhood and unity. Y’all was hot because it was an All Female Act, especially with Spin on turntables doing something that was in a male dominated forum. OAN, pepper looking lighter than Salt, leave those creams along please.

  2. ACF says:

    RUN DMC would’ve done that to Jam Master J. Nuff said

  3. ACF says:

    RUN DMC would do that to Jam Master J. Nuff said

  4. Sexy Chocolate says:

    No one but these ladiesTruly KNOW what caused the rift in their business And professional relationships. Let ALL OUTSIDERS…”mind ya bidness”.🙏🏾👍🏾✌🏾

  5. You people wrong for leaving her out NE left nobody out

  6. Lazlo Gutman says:

    So basically Salt n Pepa are saying ph^ch their fans

  7. Clarence says:

    Salt-n-pepa is so wrong for leaving Spinderella out of the movie if it was not for DJSPINDERELL’A there wouldn’t be Salt-n-pepa i am not a fan no more but djspinderella you rock on that dj table love you

  8. Rene says:

    They are named Salt and Pepper.
    They are the voices
    The bands behind or djs, etc do not get what the main entertainers get… they’d get paid good…it’s not equal… some people do to much…there are singers and then there are backups, etc. she stayed that way. Yes she was good… could’ve done her own thing then to make a name for herself. I’m just saying

  9. Mimi says:

    I agree, they are wrong. Spinderella was very much apart of this group’s history and life.. they are wrong wrong wrong wrong!

  10. Bruce says:

    Salt N Pepper, know they were wrong for what they did. As a fan I can’t support this nonsense. In the era of empowering women. This is what Black People do all the time. Tear each other down, 30 years together, put you selfish pride behind you and do the right thing. Everyone knows she was a big part of the group!

  11. Anonymous says:

    So sad they left her out 🤦‍♀️

  12. I love the group and was very happy with their success. But I’m very disappointed in the way they treated D. J. Spinderella. She was just as much a part of the group itself when they became successful. How could they do this after all they’ve been through in the industry. I can’t believe the way it turned out to be.

  13. Jessica Jones says:

    In my option Spinderella was a great asset she was so humble, pretty and sassy she really did her thing. .. I loved all 3 of them I hate the uncalled for division amoung them.. They should always stick together at all times. Besides we already have enough brown girls hating each other. Please don’t do our black sister like that she didn’t deserve it.
    Stick togethet!! Period!! Til the end.

  14. Anonymous says:


  15. Wow…can’t say I am surprised by the drama. What group does not have their share. BUT, these should not be surprised some of their fans would be pissed and take sides. I always thought it was foul her name was not mentioned in the group name Salt and Pepa? It was like she was an afterthought or forgotten.

  16. Anonymous says:

    All components tell a true perspective of the story. Leaving out group decisions or turns that made this a group famous will not be known ..I want the whole story!
    So I will wait for “her” story, written by Spinderella or approved by her. It’s a rap group with a Grand Canyon of unknowns and the animosities that broke the group?

  17. BEASLEY R. says:

    They dissed Spin, simple & plain

  18. Anonymous says:

    I could care less

  19. Tonya says:

    Yes this is sooooo wrong on so many levels, she should have been included just as they were, How could you ladies leave out someone who was just as relevant as you we’re Shame on y’all SALT& PEPPA you ladies need to make this right without her there would be no YOU

  20. Carolyn Rivera says:

    I loved Salt and Pepa. But, what the did to Spinderella was so wrong. I no longer care for them. Salt looks a hot damn mess. Like an old fat lady and Pepa has had to much cosmetic surgery. They are wrong. They are nothing withou Spinderella.

  21. Addie Conner says:

    This is so wrong on so many levels another black on black crime and punishment if you ask me.

  22. Anonymous says:

    I do not want my email address to be published.

  23. Christine says:

    I agree they are wrong for that. Either you are a part of the group or not. SMDH Don’t talk about black women and empowering others when you blatantly didn’t. Karma for sure.

  24. Kzn says:

    When will folks realize that Spinderella gets all the HaterAde is because she’s thee most Beeeeeaautiful of the group 🤷🏽‍♀️

  25. Michelle says:

    I totally agree with Spinderella She should have been more included They have always thought that they were better than her They don’t didn’t treat her right when they had their reality show .They never really treated her like she was part of the group Spinderella you are better without them .Keep telling your truth The best is yet to come for you

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