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Spinderella UPSET Over Being “Wrongfully Excluded” From Biopic

Spinderella of Salt-N-Pepa.

DJ Spinderella said in a typed release she is disappointed about being excluded from Lifetime’s Salt-n-Pepa biopic.

“Too often, black women who have made meaningful contributions in their industry are left out of historical narratives,” 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,” Spinderalla continues, “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.”

She also said she will not support the film. “There’s nothing more unacceptable than a woman being silenced by another woman. It is for this reason, I will not be supporting the biopic.”

In contrast, she praised the actress who portrayed her, Monique Paul. “I do, however, want to offer a huge congratulations to the talented actresses that represented us, including Monique Paul, who I wish would’ve been given an opportunity to share my true perspective with.

“In reflection, I’m grateful I’ve managed to uphold a 30-year career of truly empowering women with my gift, against all odds. This will continue in my work and in my service.”

Spinderella added she’s working on telling her own story. “The great news is I’m in the final stages of writing my memoir, a personal journey navigating through life, relationships and the industry that raised me. Thirty plus years is a lot of content and I’m ready to share. Thank you.”

Spinderella is fifty years old. She joined Salt-N-Pepa in 1987, when she was 15. She replaced DJ Latoya Hanson. In May 2019, she announced on Instagram she received a “termination e-mail” from the group.

-Written and Designed by Bane