Happy Birthday @Spindeezy DJ Spinderella (From Salt-N-Pepa). Born Deidra Muriel Roper August 3, 1971. Deidra (originally from Brooklyn, New York) was introduced to Salt-N-Pepa producer Hurby Azor just before the group were due to appear at the Westchester Music Festival in late 1986. The group's original DJ, Latoya Hanson, had missed several rehearsals and group appearances, and the group was actively looking for a replacement. Roper was selected as the group's DJ, taking the name Spinderella. Since she was sixteen at the time of joining, Ropers' parents had to give permission for Roper to travel around the country. The trio would go on to become one of the most successful female hip-hop acts of all time.