Thirty years after becoming the first female rap act to break the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Salt-N-Pepa took the stage at the Billboard Music Awards. Salt (Cheryl James), Pepa (Sandra Denton), and DJ Spinderella (Deidra Roper) hit the stage to perform a mashup of some of their biggest hitsfrom back in the day, and they showed that they still got it.
Each song proved to have held up over time and had the crowd moving and singing along. They led with their number one single, “Shoop,” followed by “Let’s Talk About Sex,” then “Push It.” When it came time for “Whatta Man” from the album Very Necessary, Salt, Pepa, and Spinderella were joined onstage by the group they collaborated with all those years ago, En Vogue. At the end, even Kelly Clarkson, who was only 11 years old when Very Necessary came out, joined in.