Salt-N-Pepa recently sat down on Tamron Hall to discuss womanhood, balancing career and motherhood, and the impact women have had on Hip-Hop in honor of the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop.
Hall asks the influential duo about how they managed to balance being mothers in a male-dominated industry, where the permeating idea is that women can't balance motherhood and career successfully.
“They still sayin’ that?” Pepa asks with a smirk. “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 chimed in, agreeing with her longtime friend and group mate. "They do get scared," she said. "I don’t think I’ve ever said this out loud, oooh Tamron! 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. Having my daughter, besides finding Jesus, is the best thing that I’ve ever experienced, my kids. Like, I needed that lil’ baby in my life, you know? She kept me company on the road.”
Salt-N-Pepa's hour-long interview with Tamron Hall airs May 9. Watch the clip below.