DJ Spinderella, a member of the rap group, Salt-N-Pepa, that rocked the air wave for more than three decades.
The success made by the group was a hardwork of the trio of Salt, Cheryl James; Pepa, Sandra Denton; and DJ Spinderella, Deidra Roper.
It was observed that DJ DJ Spinderella was not visible in the production of the Salt N Pepa biopic which is about their live and story, but both Salt and Pepa were involved in the production of the film, even in the creation of the script.
DJ Spinderella had been a strong member of the group over the years since 1987, but in 2019, she announced in an Instagram post that she had been terminated from Salt-N-Pepa as of January of that year.
When asked about Monique Jasmine Paul, who’s going act as DJ Spinderella in the biopic film, she said she had nothing but praise for the actress and she wished Paul “would’ve been given an opportunity to share my true perspective.”
DJ Spinderella explained that her story was minimized and misrepresented, and being part of the group’s success story, she was disempowered by being excluded from the production.
She said: “Back when Salt n’ Pepa was building our legacy, which is rooted in empowering women, I could not have dreamed that this same group would one day disempower me.
“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.
“All the while using my image throughout, given that I played an integral role in the group’s story and success.”
“There’s nothing more unacceptable than a woman being silenced by another woman, It is for this reason, I will not be supporting it.”– she added.
Spinderella expressed hope to her fans that her story will be told in her own way.
She wrote: “I’m in the final stages of writing my memoir, a personal journey navigating through life, relationships and the industry that raise me.”
“30+ years is a lot of content and I’m ready to share.” – she added