Christmas has come early for fans of late ’80s/early ’90s hip hop. On Friday’s (Dec. 18) “Wendy Williams Show,” the host welcomes female rap group Salt-N-Pepa (Cheryl James and Sandra Denton) — with DJ Spinderella (Deidra Roper) also in the house, of course — to perform their 1987 platinum single “Push It.”
For the performance, Spin lets Williams sit in as special guest DJ, complete with the matching bomber jackets from the music video — and Williams is pretty good!
It turns out she actually worked as a DJ in New York in the 1980s and was asked by Salt-N-Pepa’s manager to be their DJ when the original DJ, Latoya Hanson, left the group to get married. Williams turned him down and Spinderella was then tapped to DJ for the group, but either way — Williams is right at home behind the turn tables.
But music isn’t the only reason Salt-N-Pepa are on Williams’ show. They’re also promoting their new cooking show, appropriately titled “Cookin’ with Salt-N-Pepa,” and that they hope more women get into the rap and hip hop game.
“Cookin’ with Salt-N-Pepa” airs Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Cooking.