The Salt N Pepa biopic finally premiered on Saturday night for life. The group’s famous DJ was not included in the film and she is unhappy about it.
DJ Spinderella went to Twitter to post her thoughts and feelings on the matter.
‘For those who ask or are wondering about my involvement in SnP’s Lifetime Special … Too often black women who have made significant contributions to their industry are excluded from historical narratives. When Salt n Pepa built our legacy of empowering women, I couldn’t have dreamed that the same group would one day disempower me. Words cannot fully express my disappointment when I learned that a decision had been made to proceed with a biopic for life that falsely excluded me from all aspects of development and production – while using my image throughout as I had an important role in the group played history and success. ‘
She continued, “There is nothing more unacceptable than a woman being silenced by another woman. For this reason I will not support the biopic. However, I would like to sincerely congratulate the talented actresses who played us including Monique Paul who would have given me the opportunity to share my true perspective with them. In reflection, I am grateful that I managed to maintain a 30-year career in which women, despite all adversity, were really empowered with my gift. This continues in my work and ministry. The good news is that I am in the final stages of writing my memoir, a personal journey through the life, relationships, and industry that raised me. Over 30 years is a lot of content and I’m ready to share it. ‘
She ended her message by thanking her team and fans.
However, Salt of the Group spoke out against Spinderella’s message, saying that she and Pepa were an established brand before the DJ was even associated with them.
She explained to the breakfast club that they had a full album before Spin stepped in as the second DJ.
She also said that sometimes things go so far that you have to part.
This comes after Spinderella’s sudden split from the group in 2019.