EBONY caught up with iconic female hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa as the ladies rehearsed for their epic throwback performance at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (May 20). The group consists of Cheryl James (Salt), Sandra Denton (Pepa) and Deidra Roper (DJ Spinderella).
“We’re going to be doing the hits,” Salt revealed. “We only get eight mins, so you get ‘Let’s Talk About Sex,’ you get ‘Shoop,’ ‘Whatta Man’ and ‘Push It’… it’s going to be hot, sexy and fun.”
The group also talks about reuniting with En Vogue for a playful rendition of their 1993 collaboration “Whatta Man.” Pepa shared the story about how the song came developed, saying that many were reluctant to believe the R&B ensemble would do a song with Salt-N-Pepa. “They [were] so with it,” she said.
“That was such a girl power moment,” Salt added. “We’re going to have another girl power moment at the Billboard Awards. It’s only the second time we’ve performed with them.”
Listen to the group members talk about preparing to perform their medley of hits above.
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.