Shocking news from the Hip Hop community. Last week, the world discovered that Deidra Roper aka Spinderella was terminated from the iconic Salt-N-Pepa. Spinderella took to Instagram and delivered the sad news to her fans.
“I’m deeply saddened to share with all the #SaltnPepa and #Spinderella fans that I will not be performing on the #NKOTB Mixtape Tour. Despite my participation in promoting the tour and being highly publicized as one of the acts, in January 2019 I received a ‘termination’ email from #SaltnPepa excluding me from performances with the group. It was my expectation, after making that decision, that they would also take responsibility for sharing the news with the public and other affected parties. It has been months now with no mention. Out of love for my fans and a commitment to upholding a standard of professionalism, I’ve taken it upon myself to let everyone know. I refuse to participate in misleading fans, ticketholders, and others who — based on all the advertising — were anticipating seeing the iconic #SaltnPepa and #Spinderella trio. So, I’m making it clear now. Please know you will have the opportunity to see me this summer in many other projects and activities I’ll be participating in and I look forward to seeing you all then.” Thank you,
Spinderella has been with the group for more than 30 years and is the second DJ with the group. The original “Spinderella”, Latoya Hanson left the group in 1986 after the debut of the groups debut album Hot, Cool, & Vicious. No word on what caused the termination.