*Salt-N-Pepa have parted with their longtime tour manager Tommaso Giuseppe and their in-house stylist, Marquis Moss.
After working with the famed all-female hip hop group for years, which consists of Cheryl “Salt” James, Sandra “Pepa” Denton and formerly DJ Spinderella, Giuseppe explained to Page Six that he quit over a “difference in views.”
“I have worked really hard for the brand during my time working with Salt N Pepa …” Giuseppe said in a statement. “At the time of my decision, the team and I had a difference in views and therefore, we have determined it is mutually beneficial that I pursue other projects. I was allowed to relinquish my duties with the group.”
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Giuseppe said the decision came “with a heavy heart.”
“We had a lot of fun and great memories together,” he added. “Regardless of my decision to leave, I will always cherish them.”
Naughty by Nature’s manager, Jimmy Maynes, has tapped Giuseppe to take over as full-time tour manager for the hip-hop group.
We previously reported… DJ Spinderella sued Salt-n-Pepa over the summer for unpaid royalties.
In the suit, Spin says she was promised one-third of the royalties for the record, and was assured during a phone conversation about the issue that she would receive $125k … but the payment never came, TMZ reported.
The lawsuit was reportedly moved to mediation.
Moss confirmed his departure, which occurred in September, on Wednesday, telling Page Six he left to focus on more taking on new clients.
“I shifted my capacity in which I work for them,” he explained, noting that he’s still working with Naughty by Nature. “I’m no longer their in-house stylist on staff.”
Moss said he left the group on good terms.
“I think [they’re happy for me],” he said. “I would like to say that they were. I came back and did something. Our relationship is pretty good.”