Salt-N-Pepa are joining figures like Britney Spears, Aaliyah and Toni Braxton in getting the dubious honor of a Lifetime biopic, that will see the iconic hip hop group's story told on the network.
In this Lifetime biopic, simply called Salt-N-Pepa, the band's central trio Salt, Pepa and Spinderella are played by All American's GG Townson, The Bobby DeBarge Story's Laila Odom and The Next Step's Monique Paul respectively. The biopic will see the trio go from being nursing students to the band that brought us immortal party anthems like "Push It," "Let's Talk About Sex" and "Whatta Man."
How To Watch Salt-N-Pepa
Salt-N-Pepa is set to air on Lifetime on Saturday, January 23 at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT, with the special running across three hours. It will also be followed by Let's Talk About Salt-N-Pepa, which will see the real-life members of the band looking back over their career.
In the lead-up to the release of the biopic, Lifetime has released a preview of the movie which viewers can view on the Lifetime website right now.
The official Lifetime synopsis for the TV movie reads:
"Salt-N-Pepa details the journey of Queensborough 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'.
Watch the trailer down below.