Video: Salt-N-Pepa Celebrated on Oprah’s ‘Rock Goddesses’ Show

Oprah and Salt-N-Pepa

Salt-N-Pepa became one of the few hip-hop acts to grace the stage on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” The legendary female rap crew was featured on Oprah’s “Rock Goddesses of the ’70s and ’80s” episode honoring music icons including Stevie Nicks, Pat Benatar, and Joan Jett.

Cheryl “Salt” Wray, Sandra “Pepa” Denton, and Deidra “Spinderella” Roper performed a medley of their greatest hits as well as a snippet of their new single “Hands Up,” which will be released to iTunes in the coming weeks. They later united onstage with Sister Sledge for the finale, singing “We Are Family” alongside Sheryl Crow, Miley Cyrus, Avril Lavigne, and more.

S-N-P spoke to Oprah about their humble beginnings. “We actually met in school. We were going to college. I was looking for a job and [Salt] was working upstairs handing out applications in the lunchroom, and I was like, ‘Girl, I need a job!’” said Pepa.

Salt explained that their job as telemarketers was far from glamorous. “We were telephone solicitors at Sears Roebuck and Martin Lawrence worked there, Kid ‘N Play, and Salt-N-Pepa at the same time,” she reminisced. “And now we’re on Oprah!”


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  1. Devin

    These Ladies are the true Queens of Rap.


  2. mc blanco

    all the female rappers who have been in the game 10 years can come and feed me grapes cause they will have nothing to do bit,, just because you are with young money you think you are better than other female rappers you are a gimmick


    Dallas Champ Reply:

    @mc blanco, all rappers talk shit about one another in their songs but this is catty shit females do except ladies like SnP & Mary J Blige.


    Texas Reply:

    @mc blanco, Nicki Minaj is full of shit.She disses people but when they decide to diss her back she plays victim and try to make them look like haters.


    Dallas Champ Reply:

    @Texas, Enough with kim vs nicki. This is Salt, Pepa & Spin’s moment. They represents Hip Hop and Black women well. They never been to prison or jail like Lil Kim, FOXY Brown, Da Brat and Remy. I love them. They are Ladies! GO SALT N PEPA!!


    rinaboo Reply:

    @Texas, You need to get off nicki wit all dat now. Lil kim try to act like the queen and like she started female rap…No females salt-n-pepa started female rap so stfu. Dont give nicki too much cuz kim is mad. Now focus on how the article is about.


  3. TheDimplePuppet

    The ladies still look good.


  4. Lukas

    can someone tell me what songs they sang?


    Nice Reply:

    @Lukas, Whattaman, shoop, a new song and PUSH It, all in 3 minutes.


  5. ri

    Love it they are classic I wish they would’ve done shake that thang or tramp lol but i guess they couldn’t go too hard on Oprah


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