A judge has ordered the members of the iconic Salt-N-Pepa to mediation over a dispute about alleged unpaid royalties.
Last month, DJ Spinderella filed a suit against her two groupmates Salt-N-Pepa, stating she was swindled out of compensation all the way back to 1999.
Spinderella alleges she was excluded from more than $600,000 in royalties over the last decade, in addition to receiving less than what she was owed for her participation in VH1’s The Salt-N-Pepa Show.
But a U.S. District Court judge has now rejected Spinderella’s request for immediate relief, Billboard reports.
“We are grateful for the judge’s ruling as Salt-N-Pepa have been extremely generous to Spin over many decades and attempted to settle what amounts to a divorce, both peacefully and without rancor,” a statement on behalf of the duo reads. “Unfortunately, Spin and her legal team adopted a scorched earth approach that brought unnecessary attention to a business dispute that all along could have, and should have, been settled amicably and privately.”
Spinderella is the second DJ to join the iconic rap group, which first came together in the mid-1980s with Latoya Hanson.