Iconic hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa pushed it all the way to the Hollywood Walk of Fame where they were honored with a star on Friday. The group, consisting of Cheryl “Salt” James, Sandra “Pepa” Denton and Deidra “DJ Spinderella” Roper, were all in attendance for the exciting event in Los Angeles.
Cheryl “Salt” James Shared The Big News On Social Media Ahead Of The Event
James, 56, shared the big news on her Instagram page a week ago explaining that she plans to celebrate this big moment “like there’s no tomorrow.” “Anyone who REALLY knows me, knows that I don’t usually celebrate myself almost ever. Truth be told I’ve missed moments when I should have been happy and excited because I focused on the wrong thing and the wrong people…no more! This time I’m going full out, I’m going to celebrate like there’s no tomorrow!,” her caption began. “I’ve been blessed with a very long and successful career. We’ve received so much love and support from die hard fans, family and friends. All these years later and still going strong with so much more in store!!!”
She concluded her caption with a message for all their fans. “If you have a passion a dream something you’re really good at and brings you joy, just do it. If you’re afraid go shaking!! Don’t let people get in your head, get out of your own head and just go for it you never know what can happen…”
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Each Of The Members Of The Group Talked About What This Meant For Them Individually
Friday’s ceremony gave each of the three members of the group the chance share what the experience means to them. The event was the first public appearance together for the three since Roper left the group in 2019. During the ceremony, they put their differences aside to celebrate their legacy.
“Women everywhere were inspired, forever changed by the message of strength and independence. And what our message did for you guys, it also did for me as well. Thank you S and P for mentoring me. Salt, Pep, life lessons,” Roper, 51, said. “We’ve been through the ups and down. But I have to thank you for those lessons. Because it wasn’t just the music to me. It was our relationship. And that means everything to me. So whatever we gotta do to fix that, let’s get some unity back in this. Let’s figure it out and be iconic and be what the fans what.”
Denton, 55, said she was “honored” and reflected on the death of her father and how his words helped her to make the decision to go to school in Queens, where she met her musical partner for the first time. “When he passed, that’s all I could think about, ‘Oh my god, I gotta make my daddy proud, be strong, do these things,” she said.
Denton also discussed what it was like paving the way for other women in the industry. “It was a No. 1 question, will hip-hop last. And I was like, ‘Yo, they love us all over this world.’ And look at that. Hip-hop has lasted for the women,” she said. “We gotta keep empowering each other like we do, lifting each other up, pass the torch. And I’m telling you, this is our time as well. And it goes to show you that Salt-N-Pepa got a stamp on the Earth.”
Salt-N-Pepa will be performing on “Dancing with the Stars” on November 7 for “90s Night.” The evening will also feature acts from other well-known and loved performers from the decade such as Kid ‘N Play, Vanilla Ice and En Vogue.