After a slew of critically and commercially acclaimed biopics of some of music history’s most game-changing female acts (i.e. Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Aaliyah, Britney Spears, Clark Sisters, and more), Lifetime sent Hip Hop fans into a frenzy with the announcement female Rap pioneers Salt-N-Pepa would be next to see their story told via the women’s network.
What’s more, the Mario Van Peebles-directed project would be executive produced by group members Cheryl ‘Salt’ James and Sandra ‘Pepa’ Denton as well as by fellow Rap royal Queen Latifah (among others).
Chronicling their rise in the male-dominated Hip Hop industry, the movie will also put a lens on how the music business put a strain on their personal lives, friendship, and more.
Look inside to see when you can get your first glimpse at this highly anticipated flick:
Official description of the biopic:
“The miniseries Salt-N-Pepa follows the story of Queensborough Community College students Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton as they fall into the world of rap and hip hop, after recording for a song for their friend Hurby Azor. Salt-N-Pepa made a huge impact in hip hop by being one of the first all-female rap groups, changing the look of hip hop and unafraid to talk about sex and share their thoughts on men. Salt-N-Pepa became the first female rap act to go platinum and experienced ground-breaking success with multiple awards, including a Grammy, paving the way for all female rappers to follow. The miniseries will also feature their greatest hits like Let’s Talk About Sex, What a Man, Shoop and Push It, among others.”
Abdul Williams, the mastermind behind BET’s ‘The Bobby Brown Story’ and ‘The New Edition Story,’ was tapped as the ‘Salt-N-Pepa story’ scriptwriter.
Lifetime confirms the biopic will air January 23, 2021 at 8 pm/7 pm CST with an interview special to immediately follow.