DJ Spinderella took to the streets of social media to share why she will not be supporting Lifetime’s “Salt-N-Pepa” biopic, which is slated to premiere this weekend.
You may recall in January 2019, Salt-N-Pepa fired Spinderella and a few months later, she filed a lawsuit against them for thousands in unpaid royalties, trademark infringement, fraud, and breach of contract.
Now, we have this biopic, which depicts Spinderella’s likeness, but according to her statement on social media, she was completely excluded from the creative process.
Therefore, she will not be supporting the project.
Too often, Black woman who have made meaningful contributions in their industry are left out of historical narratives.
Back when Salt n’ Pepa was building our legacy, which is rooted in empowering women, I could not have dreamed 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.
Read DJ Spinderella’s full statement below:
Lifetime’s “Salt-N-Pepa” biopic premieres Saturday, January 23 at 8/7c.
Watch a clip below:
It’s so unfortunate that this iconic group could not enjoy receiving their biopic flowers TOGETHER.
Do you plan to check out the biopic?