DJ Spinderella will likely not reunite with Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton anytime soon.
In an interview with Billboard published Thursday, the former Salt-N-Pepa group member aka Deidra Roper declared the relationship to be “over” — unless she is offered an apology.
In 2019, Spinderella claimed she was terminated from the group via email. On Twitter recently, she alleged she was “wrongfully excluded” from the making of the group’s 2021 Lifetime biopic.
"The only way something like that would happen is if we get this business handled and that they offer an apology to me,” Spinderella said about a possible reunion.
"When you have a legacy, you want to make sure that would outweigh this stuff. So I'm not, you know, I'm not closed off to that, but I will be respected,” she continued. “I will be treated fairly... I will never be in a group that does not want to be with me."
While Spinderella told the publication that she didn’t watch the film despite being depicted in it, she still called the biopic “insulting.”
This week on “The Real,” guest co-hosts James and Denton both claim they reached out to their old bandmate regarding the movie.
“We’ve come to a crossroads where we have decided to agree to disagree. I definitely am open and Pepa’s open. We’ve talked about it and our hearts are open, have always been open to Spinderella,” James said. “As far as the public is concerned, I’m really happy about the people who know that they don’t know everything. There’s six sides to every story. We just hope that we can come to some sort of resolution in the future. You never know. You never know what God is doing.”
Denton — who says the movie’s focus was about her and James’ friendship since college — added, “We love her, but we have always made sure that she had the opportunity and the platform. We always encourage her to be Spinderella and be supportive of her, so that is important.”
In 2019, The Blast reported that Spinderella had sued her former bandmates for unpaid royalties, multiple breaches of contract, fraud, and intentional misrepresentation.
Although TMZ later reported that the case was dismissed after the trio reached a confidential settlement, Spinderella tells Billboard there are "still some remnants" that are ongoing.