Salt-N-Pepa’s DJ Spinderella reunites with bandmates for Hollywood Walk of Fame star unveiling

Salt-N-Pepa DJ Spinderella was awkwardly reunited with her estranged colleagues on Friday as the iconic trio was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Spinderella, 51 – real name Deidra Muriel Roper, joined Salt (Cheryl James, 56) and Pepa (Sandra Denton, 55) for the revelations – three years after she claimed her bandmates had ‘terminated’ her place in the band via e-mail.

The Push It Spinderella actress cut a svelte figure in a busty black dress with a cape, before an emotional acceptance speech which saw her plead with her co-stars to ‘fix their relationship’.

Wow: Salt-N-Pepa's DJ Spinderella (right) awkwardly reunited with her estranged bandmates on Friday as the iconic trio were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (pictured left Salt - Cheryl James and right - Pepa - Sandra Denton)

Wow: Salt-N-Pepa’s DJ Spinderella (right) awkwardly reunited with her estranged bandmates on Friday as the iconic trio were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (pictured left Salt – Cheryl James and right – Pepa – Sandra Denton)

He said: “Thank you Salt and Pep for guiding me. We’ve been through it, ups and downs, life lessons.

“It wasn’t just the music, it was our relationship and that means everything to me, so whatever we have to do to fix it, let’s get some unity back into it! Let’s figure it out and become iconic and become what the fans want.”

The trio were also seen embracing after their speech, with Salt saying: ‘Your retreat is a set up for your comeback, keep your heads up and keep pushing it ladies!

Beloved: Peppa was seen enthusiastically trying to hug Spiderella as they celebrated their achievements, but was met with a lukewarm look from the star

Beloved: Peppa was seen enthusiastically trying to hug Spiderella as they celebrated their achievements, but was met with a lukewarm look from the star

Not Happening: Peppa's hug was somewhat half-heartedly responded to

Not Happening: Peppa’s hug was somewhat half-heartedly responded to

Fix it: The Push It hitmaker Spinderella cut a svelte figure in a busty black dress with a cape, before an emotional acceptance speech which saw her plead with her co-stars to 'fix their relationship'.

Fix it: The Push It hitmaker Spinderella cut a svelte figure in a busty black dress with a cape, before an emotional acceptance speech which saw her plead with her co-stars to ‘fix their relationship’.

OK then: The pair looked uncomfortable as they prepared to head to the lectern

OK then: The pair looked uncomfortable as they prepared to head to the lectern

Peppa was seen enthusiastically trying to hug Spiderella as they celebrated their achievements, but was met with a lukewarm look from the star.

Salt wowed in a shimmering metallic silver dress and blue heels, while Pepa rocked a big screen with a denim blazer and boots.

Roper has been with the band since the beginning of their success, having been introduced to James and Denton, both 54, by their producer Hurby Azor after their original DJ, Latoya Hanson, had missed many rehearsals and shows group in 1986 (TV host Wendy Williams had also auditioned as a DJ.)

The Grammy-winning hip-hop group sold more than a million copies of their hit song, Push It.

During their career, Salt-N-Pepa enjoyed major success with singles such as Whatta Man, Let’s Talk About Sex and Shoop.

Plea: The DJ said: “It wasn't just the music, it was our relationship and that means everything to me, so whatever we have to do to fix it, let's get some unity back into it!  Let's figure it out and be iconic and be what the fans want.

Plea: The DJ “It wasn’t just the music, it was our relationship and that means everything to me, so whatever we have to do to fix it, let’s find some unity in it again! Let’s figure it out and be iconic and be what the fans want.

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In 2019, the DJ claimed she had been fired from the band after they were set to join New Kids on the Block on tour.

“Despite my involvement in promoting the tour and high publicity as one of the acts, in January 2019 I received a ‘termination’ email from #SaltnPepa banning me from performing with the group,” he said at the time.

In February 2021, Spinderella told Billboard: “The relationship is over. The only way that’s going to happen is if we take over this business and they apologize to me.”

In 2021, Spinderella also opened up about her awkward omission from Lifetime’s upcoming Salt-N-Pepa biopic, which she claims she was “opted out of.”

Her bandmates promoted the three-hour special, which airs this Saturday, explaining how they both played an integral role in telling the hip-hop group’s groundbreaking story (and have executive producer credits on the film.)

However, it appeared that after years of bad weather between the three rappers, Roper was not invited to contribute to the drama, which charts the band’s success after they first formed in 1985 and released their iconic hip-hop single Push It in 1987.

Here it is: The team watched the star reveal

Here it is: The team watched the star reveal

starry eye;  The group posed with their star

starry eye; The group posed with their star

Legendary: Salt-N-Pepa - the American hip-hop girl group formed in 1985 - have sold over 15 million records worldwide (pictured above in 1994)

Legendary: Salt-N-Pepa – the American hip-hop girl group formed in 1985 – have sold over 15 million records worldwide (pictured above in 1994)

“Sorry, but I have to talk about this Lifetime tribute…” Roper tweeted, a day before the film’s debut. “Too often, black women who have made significant contributions to their industry are left out of historical narratives.”

“Back when Salt n’ Pepa was building our legacy, which is rooted in the empowerment of women, I could never have dreamed that this same group would one day disempower me,” Roper continued in her statement on Twitter.

Adding, “Words cannot fully express my disappointment upon learning that the decision was made to move forward with a Lifetime biopic that unfairly shut me out of every aspect of development and production…”

“…I used my whole image throughout, as I played an integral role in the history and success of the group. There is nothing more unacceptable than a woman being silenced by another woman. For that reason, I will not support it,” he continued.

“I do, however, want to give many congratulations to the talented actresses who represented us, including Monique Paul, with whom I wish she had been given the opportunity to share my true opinion.”

Trailblazers: The group that performs the iconic hit Push It

Trailblazers: The group that performs the iconic hit Push It

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