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Sandra Denton is best known as "Pepa" from the groundbreaking, all-female hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa.
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She is also a supporter of Lifebeat, an organization that works to educate young people about HIV/AIDS.
Denton was married to the rapper Anthony ("Treach") Criss, from the group Naughty by Nature, from 1999 to 2001. The couple had a daughter named Egypt Criss in 1998. Denton also has a son named Tyran Moore Jr., born in 1990, from a relationship with Tyran Moore.
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