May 3, 2019
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According to her Thursday Instagram post, Deidra Roper, known as DJ Spinderella, has been terminated from the infamous group, Salt-N-Pepa. What’s even more shocking is that apparently, the firing happened month’s ago in January.
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“I'm deeply saddened to share with all the #SaltnPepa and #Spinderella fans that I will not be performing on the #NKOTB Mixtape Tour. Despite my participation in promoting the tour and being highly publicized as one of the acts, in January 2019 I received a ‘termination’ email from #SaltnPepa excluding me from performances with the group. It was my expectation, after making that decision, that they would also take responsibility for sharing the news with the public and other affected parties. It has been months now with no mention. Out of love for my fans and a commitment to upholding a standard of professionalism, I've taken it upon myself to let everyone know. I refuse to participate in misleading fans, ticketholders, and others who — based on all the advertising — were anticipating seeing the iconic #SaltnPepa and #Spinderella trio. So, I'm making it clear now. Please know you will have the opportunity to see me this summer in many other projects and activities I'll be participating in and I look forward to seeing you all then.” Thank you, Spinderella 😘
Roper made it clear she feels the deciding parties should have been responsible for sharing the news but says she decided to break her silence because she is not in the business of misleading fans.
The disc jockey along with Cheryl James and Sandra Denton of Salt-N-Pepa have been heavily promoted as headliners of the New Kids On The Block Mixtape Tour which started Thursday night.
The announcement made no mention to why the decision was made but the news has been heartbreaking for fans. This trio has been a household name since 1985 releasing worldwide hits such as “Push It,” “Shoop,” and ‘Whatta Man.”
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