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Salt-n-Pepa, Rock the Bells 2012: Duo Talk Baby Daddies, Get Personal With Fans

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Salt-n-Pepa‘s performance was nothing short of a big dance party Saturday (Sept. 1) at the Rock the Bells festival at PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey. The two ladies, while delivering their catalog of hits, stepped out in high fashion. Salt wearing a lemon yellow top, white pants and her hair a ponytail and Pepa wearing a gold-and-black corset with a black top and black jeans.

The veteran rap stars still proved to have the chemistry that brought them together in the ’80s as they performed “Do You Really Want Me?” “Shake Your Thing,” “I Take Your Man” and “My Mic Sounds Nice.”

Two male backup dancers in white T-shirts, New York Yankee baseball caps and blue jeans danced along with the duo, adding to the energy of their set.

During their show, Salt-n-Pepa did a call and response, “complete the lyrics” quiz with the crowd. “Hotel, motel…” Salt said to the audience as they rapped along effortlessly from Sugarhill Gang‘s “Rapper’s Delight.”

Pepa added a little shock value when it was her turn to give a song, rapping “Hip Hop Hooray.” She was then interrupted by Salt, who stated, “You know your baby daddy was just on stage. He already did that one.”

“Oh that’s right,” said Pep.

The fun continued with “Let’s Talk About Sex” and “What a Man,” which Salt brought her husband of 21 years out to serenade and rap to during the song.

Now it was Pepa’s time to let Salt offer some interesting banter. “That’s very nice, but see I ain’t married,” Salt said. “I got a baby daddy. I’ma keep it 100, I gotta a couple of baby daddies. So I’m looking for a good man to come up on the stage right now.”

Two willing men answered the call and got on stage and sandwiched Pep as she and Salt finished the rest of the song.

The iconic duo closed out their show with “Push It” while ladies and men alike in the crowd danced and sung along to the 1987 classic.


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