A once renowned Hip-Hop trio has seemingly made the decision to downsize to becoming an official duo. On Thursday (April 2), DJ Spinderella took to social media and disclosed her forthcoming absence from future performances with Salt N’ Pepa. In the Instagram post, the favored disc jockey revealed she was terminated from performances with the group at the top of 2019.

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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 😘

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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 #SaltnPepaexcluding 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 #SaltnPepaand #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.”

The group was set to go on the New Kids On The Block Mixtape tour starting in May and was the ground of her disclosure. Born Deidra Roper, Spinderella revealed she was sent a termination notice from the now, duo featuring Cheryl James aka Salt and Sandra Denton aka Pepa via email in January and the group has since failed to update the public. Spin took it upon herself to update the public before day one of the NKOTB Mixtape tour kicks off on Saturday in Cleveland.

Spinderella’s announcement was also made one day after the premiere of Ladies Night, a BET docuseries that trails the journey of the notably three group members as they prepare for their Las Vegas residency. They are castmates with R&B songbirds SWV who is set to join the Hip-Hop divas on tour.

Roper is the second DJ to take on the Salt N’ Pepa brand. When the group first banded in the mid-1980s, a young lady named Latoya Hanson was recruited to be the collective’s elemental disc jockey. However, it did not take long until Hanson was replaced by Roper, today’s famed face of the DJ Spinderella moniker.