‘You look beautiful’ say nineties pop fans as rap legend has barely aged a day

IT has been more than 30 years since their hit song Push It stormed the charts and Salt n Pepa’s Spinderella has hardly aged a day.

The US DJ and rapper whose real name is Deidra Roper, shared a photo of herself and her daughter on social media and fans rushed to compliment the 53-year-old on her flawless looks.

Spinderella with her daughter Christy on her birthday a few weeks back

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Spinderella with her daughter Christy on her birthday a few weeks backCredit: Instagram/djspinderella
The headline grabbing rap band, Salt N Pepa in their heyday

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The headline grabbing rap band, Salt N Pepa in their heydayCredit: Getty

One said: “Wow you look like twins.”

Meanwhile, another said: “Which ones the mum and which ones the daughter, cos spin you look like 20 years old.”

And another said: “Beautiful ladies looking more like sisters.”

Salt-N-Pepa met as students at Queensborough Community College in Bayside, Queens, in New York, where they created a diss track that became a local hit.

Soon after DJ Spinderella joined the duo as their official DJ.

Raised in Brooklyn, New York and only 16 at the time, Spinderella is considered the most celebrated female DJ in hip-hop.

The group consists of Cheryl “Salt” James, Sandra “Pepa” Denton and Deidra “DJ Spinderella” Roper.

Their debut album Hot Cook and Vicious sold more than 1 million copies in the US back in 1986, making history as the first female rap act to achieve gold and platinum status.

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Then, in 1991, came “Let’s Talk About Sex” (“Let’s talk about sex, babe/ Let’s talk about you and me”), which sold more than 1 million copies. 

Known as the First Ladies of Hip-Hop, Salt-N-Pepa are credited as pioneers, bringing fun, fashion, and femininity to a male-dominated genre.

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They enjoyed major success in the 1990s and early noughties, with their album Very Necessary, which boasted two top five hits, Shoop and Whatta Man, and went platinum five times over.

But it was the track None Of Your Business that won them the Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, in 1995.

Although there have been some discord within the band, when Spinderella was excluded from a 2019 lifetime documentary about their rise to fame, in 2022 the trio came together to be inducted into the music hall of fame.

Honoured with a star on the Hollywood walk of fame, the rap artists were credited with ending misogyny in hip hop.

DJ Spinderella said the music of Salt-N-Pepa was “a movement felt globally”.

Women everywhere were inspired forever, changed by the message of strength and independence,” she said.

“And what that message did for you guys, it also did for me as well.”

Spinderella is still very much in demand as a DJ in the US, commanding huge fees

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Spinderella is still very much in demand as a DJ in the US, commanding huge feesCredit: Getty
Salt n Pepa in the 80s having met at high school in Queens New York

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Salt n Pepa in the 80s having met at high school in Queens New YorkCredit: Getty

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