Q & A With Salt N Pepa, Lifetime Movie

January 16, 2021

Senior Writer: Kamilah Foster ​ Lifetime is premiering an Original Movie about SALT-N-PEPA on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 8 PM EST/7 PM CST. The movie SALT-N-PEPA details the journey of Queens borough Community College students Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton as they enter the world of rap and hip hop, after recording a song for their friend Hurby Azor. Salt-N-Pepa made a huge impact as one of the first all-female rap groups, changing the look of hip hop and being unafraid to talk about sex and share their thoughts on men. The movie follows the group as they become the first female rap act to go platinum and experience ground-breaking success with multiple awards, including a Grammy award - paving the way for all female rappers to follow. The film will feature performances of Salt-N-Pepa’s greatest hits, including: “Let’s Talk About Sex”, “What a Man”, “Shoop” and “Push It”. This movie was SALT-N-PEPA is produced by Sony Pictures Television and directed by Mario Van Peebles (“New Jack City,” “Baadasssss!”) from a script by Abdul Williams (“The Bobby Brown Story,” “The New Edition Story”). Robert Teitel (“The Hate U Give,” “Barbershop” Franchise) from State Street Pictures serves as Executive Producer. Executive Produced by Cheryl James, Sandra Denton, Shakim Compere and Queen Latifah. Co-executive produced by Hurby Azor. Sebastian Dungan serves as the Lifetime executive in charge of production. The Cast: GG Townson as Cheryl “Salt” James, Laila Odom as Sandra “Pepa” Denton, Cleveland Berto as music producer” Hurby Azor”, Jermel Howard as rapper “Treach” and Monique Paul as DJ Spinderella.” SALT-N-PEPA INTERVIEW SPECIAL will premiere Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 11 PM EST/10 PM CST on Lifetime. After 35 years, the reigning Queens of Hip Hop are still going strong. Salt-n-Pepa sit down for a fun and intimate discussion about what makes their iconic partnership work, how these two very different personalities find the delicate balance to keep it going, and how their pioneering style continues to influence the music world today. Hosted by Loni Love, the special is packed with never-before heard stories about their lives and careers and share exclusive BTS footage, with a few surprises and special guests along the way! SALT-N-PEPA INTERVIEW SPECIAL is produced by A&E Originals with Ted Butler as Executive Producer. Social Media Hashtag - #SaltNPepaMovie Social Media Handle - @LifetimeTV Lifetime Social Channels: Instagram: @lifetimetv Facebook: @lifetime Twitter: @lifetimetv TikTok: @officiallifetimetv Salt-N-Pepa Social Channels: Instagram: @DaOnlySalt @DaRealPepa Twitter: @DaOnlySalt @DaRealPepa