Spinderella Blasts Salt-N-Pepa Lifetime Biopic

Written by on January 22, 2021

Lifetime’s Salt-N-Pepa biopic airs tomorrow, however not everyone seems to be completely happy about it.

Deidra “Spinderella” Roper, longtime DJ for the long-lasting rap group, is placing the movie and her former groupmates on blast. Taking to Twitter, Spinderella mentioned she was “wrongfully excluded from each facet of growth and manufacturing,” regardless of her contributions to the group.

“Phrases can not totally categorical my disappointment after I discovered a call was made to maneuver ahead with a Lifetime biopic that wrongfully excluded me from each facet of growth and manufacturing…all of the whereas utilizing my picture all through, provided that I performed an integral function within the group’s story and success,” she tweeted.

Whereas she didn’t name out her former groupmates—Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton, who served as govt producers—by identify, she mentioned she was shocked to seek out that the identical group that spoke up for girls would flip towards considered one of their very own. “Again when Salt n’ Pepa was constructing our legacy, which is rooted in empowering ladies, I couldn’t have dreamed that this identical group would in the future disempower me.”

She determined to talk out as a result of “too usually, Black ladies who’ve made significant contributions of their trade are not noted of historic narratives.” Added Spin, “There’s nothing extra unacceptable than a girl being silenced by one other girl. It is for that reason, I cannot be supporting it.”

Whereas she gained’t be supporting the venture, she did shout out the actress who performed her within the movie, Monique Paul. “I want would’ve been given a chance to share my true perspective with,” mentioned Spinderella.

She ended on a optimistic be aware, reflecting on her profession. “In reflection, I’m grateful I’ve managed to uphold a 30-year profession of really empowering ladies with my reward, towards all odds. This may proceed in my work and in my service.”

Spinderella, who reunited along with her bandmates at “VH1 Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens” again in 2016, plans to inform her story within the close to future. She is now within the “last phases” of writing her memoir, which she describes as “a private journey navigating by means of life, relationships, and the trade that raised me.”

In 2019, Spinderella sued the duo, claiming she was not paid royalties owed to her. In response to TMZ, the lawsuit was dismissed with prejudice after a confidential settlement was reached.

Lifetime’s “Salt-N-Pepa” film airs Saturday, Jan. 23, at eight p.m.

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