In an interview with “The Breakfast’s Club,” Salt N Pepa chatted with DJ Envy about their connection with Spinderella and why she was not included in the biopic.
According to Salt, before adding Spinderella to the group, Salt N Pepa was already established, and how they were a company.
“We were already established as Salt N Pepa. We were already established as a company together. We are partners. Always have been partners. Spinderella was an addition to what we had already created, ” Salt stated in the interview.
Salt continued in the interview how there were many attempts to “compromise and satisfy” on everybody’s behalf; however, things never got to a place where she [Spinderella] wanted them to be.
She went on to say that she understands people would like to see groups stay together but sometimes things happen internally and come to a head.
And that’s why the three decided to part ways.
In closing, Salt said, “we wish Spinderella the best. We’re open to whatever can happen in the future. I’ve reached out to her and haven’t gotten anything back, ya know. But I still…my heart is open.”
Spinderella spoke out about the biopic on Friday in a series of tweets.
“Sorry, but I gotta speak on this Lifetime special. Too often, Black women who have made meaningful contributions in their industry are left out of historical narratives.”
“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…,” she continued. “all the while using my image throughout, given that I played an integral role in the group’s story and success.”