Rap legends Salt-N-Pepa teamed up with R&B superstars En Vogue to perform a medley of their hits during the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images



Sandra “Pepa” Denton, 51, Spinderella, 46, and Cheryl “Salt” James of Salt-N-Pepa showed off their fancy footwork while En Vogue members Cindy Herron-Braggs, 56, Terry Ellis, 54, and newcomer Rhonda Bennett, 41, flexed their vocal pipes for the appreciative audience of millennials — most of whom were too young to remember when the superstar groups topped the charts in the 1980s.

The groups performed a medley of “Whatta Man,” “Push It,” “Shoop,” and “Let’s Talk About Sex.” They were joined onstage by host Kelly Clarkson who sang the final chorus as confetti dropped from the ceiling.

The performance was a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Salt-N-Pepa becoming the first female rap artists to hit the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.

 

Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Video courtesy of Ddotomen.co



  • Coy little wink

    I need Pepa to get some self esteem…she trying way too hard for 51…

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Envogue better slay. .. Damn.. . Beautiful women …. ?

  • Miss Thang

    There’s no En Vogue without Dawn Robinson. I don’t care what anybody says.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    51 chile … Time flies … Good lawd … I guess that does make sense …. Salt n pep round my oldest sis age.. They was still older though ..

  • Fire & Ice

    Cindy and Terry look fab to be in their mid 50’s

  • xenaD

    Salt, salt, salt, salt and Pepa is here!
    My man was hating hard last night.. wanting to have deep conversations during this performance!!
    Lol. I’m 32 and he’s 34, had the nerve to tell me I’m acting like an old lady!
    I love salt and Pepa lol
    Even tho pep’s personal life is quite messy….
    those r my jams

  • xenaD

    Her butt to hip to thigh ratio Chile….. a whole hot mess lol

  • Nikkiknows

    Cindy is 56??!?! Wow!

  • Kemi

    I missed this part.. crashed in bed after Janet’s appearance.

  • Dove Amerie

    But they manage

  • FukkFolks2018

    And have for a VERY long time. They are still releasing music.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I still listen to the Terry Ellis solo album. Southern Gal. I still love them. A LOT.

  • Victorious82

    I tried my best not to like this…but they slayed. Pep on my ish list, but they really did their thing.

  • Rayne

    Tell her to get rid of that blonde weave. It does nothing for her super villain face

  • Coy little wink

    Chile…I hate blond hair on black women….misconduct why lawd

  • Roxie Moxie

    Is Spinderella the only one who didn’t have plastic surgery?

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Isn’t it amazing how the truth tellers are always labeled “the problem”. Dawn was on point and years ahead of her time, because she knew they weren’t being paid fairly. But she was left to fight that battle alone. The other ladies let her be unfairly labeled “the trouble maker”. If it wasn’t for her speaking up, others (girl groups and En Vogue) wouldn’t have even known, they were being dupped too.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I missed the performance and the video is not working for me. Is Salt back to rapping the “raunchy” lyrics or is she still trying to keep it clean?

  • Roxie Moxie

    All I know is that my Dad HATED when I danced and sang to Push It and Let’s Talk About Sex. Those were my JAMS!!!! I still get on the floor when I hear that beat drop. Just like when I hear Uncle Luke. *don’t judge me* lol

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    I used to love me some salt n pepa back in tha day…great memories from a much simpler time! That’s all I got?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Pepa been running around with someone’s young azz husband. His wife was blasting them both on social media. Apparently before the wife found out about the affair he was trying to make Pepa their child’s godmother. lol

  • SDot

    pepa body is the worst plastic job ever next to wendy williams.
    she still H shaped. LMAOOOOO
    salt is still sexy and spin too.

  • Rico768

    time for salt and pepa to give it up. let the glory stay in the memory of them

  • Browneyes

    ikr. You can’t go from no azz to La La azz. You need to just get you a small curve and keep it moving.

  • Owww76

    And Salt, Pepa was the only one who got some work done.

  • Logan Roberts

    En vogue aged like fine wine. #goals. You couldn’t tell me I wasn’t part of Salt-n-Pepa video “Push it”. ????

  • Logan Roberts

    Just gorgeous ?

  • MsPam

    I didn’t know Lil Kim was in Salt n Pepper?!?????

  • MsPam

    That nobody is buying.?????

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Love S&P, grew up listening to them when I was in middle/HS. They looking bloated up top though, very uncomfortable. And the drama with Pepa messin with a married man…smh.

  • Connie

    I absolutely hate what Pepa has done to her face and body!

  • Marlika

    Papa is NOT aging well at all. She needs to lay off the plastic surgery.?

    And that’s not En Vogue with that new bish. At least have one of the old members or just Terry & Cindy.?????

  • KcoolMuziq

    Salt n Pepa gives a EXCELLENT, live,& high energy show! I attended one a couple of years ago.

    BTW Is Salt single now? She made a comment in the medley about not having a man.

  • Hater

    that cindy herron tho… muy caliente! ??

  • Hater

    terry, salt & spin looking top, pepa not so much! that surgery a beast ?

  • Rayne

    Foul on the play. Ok then o saw blonde weave to the crack of a girls ass and she had a gold grill too. I was done.

  • Dkwitty

    They had the best performance of the night. Not sure why Kelly Clarkson had to come join in at the end. I notice black artists always have to remix their songs or share the stage with white artists. Never the other way around though.

  • Notatall

    ?my mike sounds nice check 1?

  • ALLMINE?

    My first mistake was..

  • Blue

    I love S & P.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Oh okay. I was wondering. They still look good tho. Hope Pepa decided to stop right where she is. Plastic surgery can become irreversible! You don’t wanna look like some of these muppets out here. ?

  • Roxie Moxie

    32 is HARDLY old!! Lol You do your thang boo! These are nostalgic right here! Even when I’m in my 60s (God willing), I’ma be on the floor….cane, walker and all. ?

  • BadAss Will

    Ughh I’m old, I was 9 when push it came put. I’m glad the crowd showed so much love….

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    What did she do to her skin?

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Wait, didn’t Lala do the same thing?

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Yep, she sure did go in and request to get the “sêxy ant” special. ?

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Thank You! I caught that, too. I thought she was married? Maybe it was just part of the song.

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Ummm, I got porn when I clicked this video ?.

  • KcoolMuziq

    “Maybe it was just part of the song.”

    I seriously doubt it. Every black woman wants everyone to know they have a man especially if they was married and singing a song called “Whatta Man”..

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    Dang. ?

  • Coy little wink

    Chile….that’s sad

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    I LOVE Rocket

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Lol!

  • xenaD

    I Hushed him up! Lol. He tried to pulla “wait til you want to talk” .. I carried on. ‘& to me 60 is prime! These men Betta get themselves together! I do lovvve old school tho lol he’s a hater

  • Jethro

    Why is Spin singin’, she’s supposed to be on the 1s and 2s?

  • Allihave2say

    Me and my high school besties bumped Salt N Pepa.
    Me and my college besties bumped En Vogue! Go TSU!

  • Logan Roberts

    She probably finally divorced that cheating husband of hers. Remember he got caught tricking with R&b singer Olivia?

  • Isignedup4this

    Self esteem doesn’t come with age. Maybe she’s just that damaged. I feel bad for ppl like this because it’s a silent cry for help and those tears rarely dry.

  • VM

    All of the ladies are looking lovely!

  • VM

    +1. I would love to see the original members reunite.

  • VM

    Truth! I was going to say something about it until I read your message. Dawn wanted clarity on why they were being paid in pennies because the money wasn’t adding up properly. I believe one of them were on welfare because they couldn’t provide for their family. I remember those years when her reputation was being tarnished. That was really foul of them to let things play out that way while knowing the truth. Maxine sided with her later down the line.

  • KiKi Renee

    Poor Pepa! Somebody should’ve given her a hug as a child.

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    No! Well, I hope she did leave the loser, if so.

  • Guest©

    Sad comment concerning the Rolling Stones, Beach Boys, Steven Tyler and all the other white old heads still perform to this very day. If Salt n Papa still have an audience they should perform for them. We all gonna get old one day IF God spares our lives.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Pepa and these hips…

  • Rico768

    Yes all those should stop also and Janet too.
    If im 60 and still edging my side hair and bald spot into a high top fade please tell me to sit down

  • Logan Roberts

    Yes, he bought Olivia a condo or was paying on the condo, bought her a new car, was basically funding her life. (Olivia from 50 cents G-unit label)

  • LP

    Pepa is just as light as Salt now…crazy how different she looks. I loved the performance though! Miss the real EnVogue.

  • MythCalledLove

    Pepa looks a hot mess. She has plastic surgery and that damn tired as wig. She has a few coins there is no excuse. Why do celebs let folks on YouTube show them up? Contact one of them I’m sure they would love the chance. I just want to reach thru my screen and put a lil oil on her face. That makeup makes her look like her face is about to crack. Envogue on the episode of A Different World they played Mr. Gaines nieces. Faith, Charity, Hope and Henrietta.

  • itsjismemelly

    FACTS

  • itsjismemelly

    they all look good

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I totally agree with you on this.

    “That was really foul of them to let things play out that way.” Foul is an understatement.

    Those ladies deciding not to come forward and speak the truth in her defense, shows they were only worried about one thing, FAME. Her or their friendship, really didn’t matter to them.

    That’s why I completely understand, why she choose not to deal with them like that now. She probably forgave them, but since they were willing to go silent, when it was time to speak and sit down, when it was time to stand up with her, she’s probably like “Nope, Y’all stábbed me in the back And threw me under the bus. Im good and Never Again.” Lol! Who needs enemies with friends like that? NO ONE!!!

    And, Its all good that Maxine finally admitted that Dawn was right ? years later, but the damage to Dawn’s reputation was already done. So honestly, what good did that do except show that the other ladies were just flat out wrong, in how they handle that situation with her? That admittance that Maxine finally gave, was a little too late.

    People know exactly the type of seed they’re planting, when they label someone “the problem”. In other words “You won’t let me take advantage of you and sit there and quietly deal with it, then I’m going to use my powerful platform to ruin you financially and in every other way”. Smh.