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Spinderella reveals Tupac was ‘furious’ about removal from ‘Whatta Man’ video

Spinderella reveals Tupac was 'furious' about removal from 'Whatta Man' video
DJ Spinderella (Image source: Instagram – @DJSpinderella)

Since the development of the Salt-N-Pepa biopic, DJ Spinderella has been vocal about her time in the group and her exclusion from the film. Now, she’s revealing details about Tupac Shakur’s reaction to being cut out of the music video for the group’s hit single “Whatta Man.”


During an interview with Jason Lee of “Hollywood Unlocked,” Spinderella admitted that the late rapper was “furious” about being removed from the video. When the video was released, Tupac’s chest and tattoos were clearly visible, but fans never saw his face.


“I think they were thinking Tupac’s image was a little too rough for Salt-N-Pepa,” Spinderella said on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

At the time, Tupac was becoming one of the fastest rising stars in the rap game, so he was not pleased with the final product of the music video. Spinderella shared her thoughts about the Makaveli rapper’s reaction.


“He was furious about that because them not showing him was supposedly benefitting Salt-N-Pepa’s image,” Spinderella said. “That’s the take that I got, which is crazy because ‘Pac, he stood for something. He stood for something and he spoke — he was prophetic. He was just a standard that people adhere to in hip-hop. He was like a bible. And I don’t know. They wanted the squeaky clean image for Salt-N-Pepa.”

When asked why the rapper was filmed in the video in the first place if his image was not going to be used, Spinderella admits she still does not know. “They showed his tattoo. You saw his tattoo,” she said. “And if that’s the case, why was Treach in it? Because Treach wasn’t the most perfect person either. I don’t know. I love my brothers.”

Spinderella’s latest remarks come more than a week after the release of the Salt-N-Pepa biopic, from which she was excluded. The film premiered Saturday, Jan. 23, on Lifetime.

Check out the full interview below.

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