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Salt-N-Pepa Star Cheryl James: Told For Abort Child For Career

May 11, 2023 | By Kali Girl

In an exclusive first look shared by Billboard, Cheryl “Salt” James of Salt-N-Pepa fame drops a bombshell about the challenges she faced as a young mother in the music industry during her appearance on the Tamron Hall Show. During the Tuesday (May 9) episode, Hall asks the pioneering hip-hop duo about their views on achieving success as women in music while also juggling motherhood, despite critics telling women it can’t be done.

“They still sayin’ that?” asked Pepa. “And that was why we are true to who we are. They could recognize ’cause we wanted to be moms and we was moms. We said, ‘We can do it’ and whatever came my way, I handled it, which was taking the good with the bad … ’cause someone has to do it! When they think it can’t, they panic, the labels and people. ‘Oh my god, how are you gonna? The sales! Sales, sales!’ But you know, we did it.”

Salt then chimed in, telling Hall, “They do get scared. I don’t think I’ve ever said this out loud! I was actually asked to have an abortion — I won’t say by who — but to your point, yeah, you just have to know that it’s something that you’re capable of handling if you want a kid and you want to have a career. And it’s definitely harder.”

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