Salt-N-Pepa back together again as a trio?

Cheryl "Salt" James, Sandra "Pepa" Denton and Deidra "DJ Spinderella" Roper (left to right)
Cheryl “Salt” James, Sandra “Pepa” Denton and Deidra “DJ Spinderella” Roper (left to right)

On the “A” w/Souleo …

Is Deidra “DJ Spinderella” Roper the “N” in Salt-N-Pepa? It was a question the DJ Spinderella posed to her fellow legendary hip-hop group members Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton on their VH1 reality show in 2007. Nearly seven years later Salt finally has an answer: yes.

At the 10th annual VOICES benefit for the youth development organization, Brotherhood/Sister Sol held at New York City’s Edison Ballroom, Salt revealed that the trio has officially reunited. DJ Spinderella is now a full-time member represented in the group’s name. The news has delighted numerous fans that always considered DJ Spinderella an official third member of the group and not a hired hand (as Salt and Pepa previously implied on their series).

“We just reunited again,” said Salt. “Spinderella was performing sporadically with us and we decided to bring her back full-time. She is the ‘N’ forever.”

Salt admitted that getting to this point was not easy, with the group needing an intense conversation to address their issues. “We got together one day and put it all on the table without cameras. We came to the conclusion that the petty stuff is too young for us. We are too old for foolishness. When you’re older, what you thought mattered doesn’t mater.”

Salt wouldn’t say if the group was planning a new studio album yet, but they are currently touring and plan to take part in a new Geico commercial.

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The column, On the “A” w/Souleo, covers the intersection of the arts, culture entertainment and philanthropy in Harlem and beyond and is written by Souleo, founder and president of arts administration company, Souleo Enterprises LLC.



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