During a recent interview, Treach of Naughty By Nature revealed why he and Pepa of Salt-n-Pepa got a divorce back in 2001.

“We have a love-hate relationship, as always,” Treach said while confirming that Pepa attended his recent wedding in 2019.

“We good. It’s just certain things that come up from her book. And now it’s going to be a Salt-n-Pepa movie.”

“They come to me and I’m looking at the character that they got for me, and they want a release. And it will never happen,” Treach continued.

Treach, Salt, Pepa

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 29: Treach, Cheryl ‘Salt’ James and Sandra ‘Pepa’ Denton attend as the world’s most expensive sneaker, “The Fire Monkey”, is unveiled on March 29, 2016 in New York City.

“‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ was a great movie but it wasn’t our story,” Treach said before referencing the “real story” and asking the interviewers, “What’s the number one cause of divorce?”

“Cheating!” one of the interviewers responded before Treach made a sound with his mouth that alerted her that she got the right answer.

“For the record, I never had to cheat on her,” Treach explained. Treach then said that he and Pepa had multiple women on the side. However, he said that things went downhill in their relationship when Pepa wanted to have a relationship with one of their women by herself.

“So you got jealous?” an interviewer asked Treach.  “Nah, I just got cheated on,” Treach said.

The interviewers were a bit confused and said that they thought it was okay because they were in a relationship together. However, Treach clarified and said that “If it was a part of the plan…that’s one thing. Not when it’s not a part of the plan. Now, it’s like, ‘Oh. You asked for a separation to do this. Now, I’m going to ask for a divorce.'”


Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.

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