Spinderella sues Salt-N-Pepa duo.
Blog King, Mass Appeal
DALLAS — “Push it good!” After nearly 35 years of working together, Spinderella is ‘pushin’ a trademark infringement lawsuit against longtime groupmates Salt-N-Pepa for skulduggery and breach of contract. The 47-year-old DJ believes she was swindled out of millions of dollars in purloined royalties and withheld performance wages. According to court docs, Spinderella is accusing Salt-N-Pepa of collecting $600,000 in royalties within the past decade without giving her a dime. The record spinner also claims the rapacious duo reneged on their promise to pay her $125,000 for their ‘Best of Salt-N-Pepa’ album from 1999.
EXCLUSIVE: Salt-N-Pepa are being sued by Spinderella over royalties. https://t.co/TBaniDBBPG
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In addition to embezzled royalties, the lawsuit alleges Salt-N-Pepa ostracized the DJ from a VH1 television show to eschew paying her a third of the earnings. Spinderella (real name Deidra Muriel Roper) also told the court she received no remuneration for the group’s appearance at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards.
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