Salt-N-Pepa Reunite With DJ Spinderella on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Salt-N-Pepa reunited with DJ Spinderella on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (Credit: @imagerybyoscar/HCC)

Shoop – Salt-N-Pepa is back together again.

The group reunited with DJ Spinderella Friday on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for the unveiling of their star.

Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton stood side-by-side with Deidra “DJ Spinderella” Roper across from Amoeba Music on Nov. 4, putting their past differences aside following a much-publicized split.

The trio was joined by rapper, DJ and actress MC Lyte and rapper Roxanne Shante.

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After walking up to the podium, James urged women to never give up on their dreams.

“Women who are overlooked and underestimated, just keep pushing it,” she said. “Keep the faith. Your setback is a setup for your comeback.”

Denton said it was incredible to be memorialized on the Los Angeles landmark after all these years.

“I am so honored. I am so happy, because it’s over 37 years after that, we are standing here,” she said.

DJ Spinderella — who announced in 2019 that she’d been kicked out of the group — discussed their “ups and downs” and said she’s committed to repairing their relationship.

“It wasn’t just the music, it was our relationship, and that means everything to me so whatever we got to do to fix that, let’s get some unity back in this,” she said.

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Salt-N-Pepa is credited with bringing fun and femininity to rap music. The group released their debut LP Hot, Cool & Vicious in 1986. Propelled by the breakout hit “Push It,” the album went platinum. Among the Grammy-winning trio’s other hits were “Let’s Talk About Sex” (1990), “Shoop” (1993), and “Whatta Man” (1993).

Pepa, who was born in Jamaica, grew up in Queens and Salt was raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn. They became friends while nursing students at Queensborough Community College in Queens, New York. After creating a diss track that became a local hit, Spinderella joined the duo as their official DJ.

Over the years, they sold more than 15 million records worldwide, making them one of the bestselling rap acts of all time. They were also the subject of an authorized Lifetime movie.

The group’s star is located at 6213 Hollywood Boulevard and is the 2,738th star installed on the landmark, according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Watch the full ceremony below: