The Salt N Pepa biopic finally premiered on Lifetime Saturday night. The group’s famous DJ was not included in the motion picture and she is unhappy about it.
DJ Spinderella took to Twitter to release her thoughts and feelings about the subject.
‘For those asking or wondering of my involvement in SnPs Lifetime special… 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. 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.’
She went on to say: ‘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. I do, however, want to offer a huge congratulations to the talented actresses that played us, including Monique Paul, who I wish would’ve been given an opportunity to share my true perspective with. In reflection, I’m grateful I’ve managed to uphold a 30-year career of truly empowering women with my gift, against all odds. This will continue in my work and in my service. The great news is, I’m in the final stages of writing my memoir, a personal journey navigating through life, relationships, and the industry that raised me. 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 and said that she and Pepa were an established brand before the DJ even became associated with them.
She explained to the Breakfast club that they had an entire album before Spin came in as the second DJ.
She also said that sometimes, things ge to a point where you have to part ways.
This comes after Spinderella’s sudden separation from the group in 2019.