The 21-year-old “Growing Up Hip Hop” star appeared on “The Real” Wednesday and explained how her mother helped her prepare for the audition but the producers weren’t feeling her delivery.
“Egypt did audition for the role to play me and… let me tell you the funny thing,” Pepa explained. “When I was prepping her to play me, I was like practicing with her, ‘This is what I did then. This is how it happened.’ Because it was my story.”
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WTH! They look NOTHING like them at all. Colorism at its finest.
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“When she went for the audition — because you know I’m going to let her do the whole process — she came back out like, ‘Mom, everything you taught me was wrong.’
Egypt confirmed: “It was the opposite. She was like, ‘Oh, but it’s me though?’ I was like, ‘They didn’t want it like that’ it was the opposite. I was like ‘Oh, so never mind.'”
Meanwhile, Cheryl “Salt” James ended the long running debate about the group’s name, telling Vogue Australia last month that Salt-n-Pepa referred to the rappers’ “light and dark skin.”
Lifetime announced its cast for the upcoming Salt-N-Pepa biopic limited series—and folks are not pleased two light skinned actresses have tapped to play the iconic rappers.
GG Towson and Laila Odom will play Cheryl “Salt” James and Sandra “Pepa” Denton, respectively. Monique Paul will star as Deidra “Spinderella” Roper. Mario Van Peebles will helm the project, which is being produced by Queen Latifah.
No premiere date has been announced but the limited series will air in 2020.