Salt-N-Pepa: Our Life in 15 Songs

The hip-hop pioneers tell the stories behind "Push It," "Shoop," Whatta Man" and more

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"Ain't Nuthin' But a She Thing" (1995)

Salt: Yes! Yes! I wrote that song. … It was the polar opposite [of "None of Your Business"]. And when I listen to the lyrics, I'm like, "Damn!" It's so empowering to me. And the video, I put the concept together and everything, the female soldiers and the firewomen and the astronauts. Celebrating being able to give birth. And Pep at the end of the video – guy was trying to rape her, and she beat the crap out of him with her purse. It was just like, Yes! Now this, for me, it wasn't a commercial hit, it didn't win a Grammy, but it was such a powerful female song. 

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