Salt-N-Pepa’s here and in effect.
Salt, Pepa, and Spinderella earned their tributes from Eve, Ashanti, Dreezy, and Keke Palmer, who performed a medley of “Shoop,” “Whatta Man,” and “Push It,” sporting classic looks that the trio made popular throughout their career.
Upon accepting the honor, the trio delivered a speech in which they acknowledged the historical contributions of women in hip-hop, including Roxanne Shante and Lady B. “If it wasn’t for you,” said Salt, “we wouldn’t be able to do this.” They also discussed gun violence, unity, sexism, and family while reflecting on their 30-year career.
Watch their moving speeches below.