Twitter Lights Up After Lifetime Airs 1st Salt & Pepa Biopic Trailer

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Salt-n-Pepa became a trending Twitter topic on Saturday night (April 11) after Lifetime premiered the first trailer for its upcoming biopic about the groundbreaking Hip Hop duo.

The forthcoming film is a three-hour saga chronicling the journeys of Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton — from their roots as nursing students at Queensborough Community College in New York City and their relationship with aspiring music producer Hurby “Luvbug” Azor to their meteoric rise to fame in the ’90s.

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The trailer first aired during the debut of The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, which also premiered on the network this weekend. But many Twitter users were outraged the two actresses cast to play the duo — GG Townson (Salt) and Laila Odom (Pepa) — look nothing like them.

Others could barely contain their enthusiasm.

The authorized biopic, on which Salt and Pepa both serve as executive producers, is helmed by actor-director Mario Van Peebles. No release date has yet been announced.

Until then, check out some of the reactions below.

Source: Hip Hop DX