Salt-N-Pepa Biopic Comes To Lifetime


Cheryl James, a.k.a. Salt of Salt-N-Pepa, is speaking out ahead of their upcoming biopic for Lifetime about the subjects she did not want to cover in the movie.

The miniseries will feature some of their greatest hits and will be executive produced by Cheryl James, Sandra Denton, and Jesse Collins. Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere will also executive produce from Flavor Unit, the report states.


“They’ve been, in the past, delicate relationships. Nothing so much with myself or with Pep, because it’s our story,” she explained.


James and Wray divorced in 2019, and she dished about it to theJasmineBRAND,telling the outlet: “I’m newly divorced… for about a year. And I went through a really difficult divorce. It was hard… one of the darkest times of my life because it took so long. I was with my husband for… my daughter’s 27… so 28 years.”


Lifetime’s biopic on Salt-N-Pepa is set to air on Jan. 23, 2021, with an after-show interview special to follow.


As previously reported by TheWrap, the 3-hour miniseries follows the story of nursing students Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton as they fall into the world of rap and hip hop, after recording for a friend’s school project.