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Salt-N-Pepa reveal their New Year’s resolutions


Freeform/Image Group LASalt-N-Pepa brought in the new decade performing on ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest, and now the legendary duo is looking forward to building on their legacy in 2020.  This year marks their 35th anniversary as recording artists, and their trailblazing story will be told in a new Lifetime biopic. But the duo has more personal goals in mind for 2020 as well.

Cheryl “Salt” James says her New Year’s resolution is about self-love.

“What I’m about right now is loving me more. I think that’s so important,” she tells ABC Audio. “We love other people or try to love other people and then you forget about yourself. I’m really getting into me. It’s feeling good.”

As for her musical partner Sandy “Pepa” Denton, her goals for the new year include not wasting time, and giving up some of her guilty pleasures.

“No procrastination. You know, we tend to do that sometimes, but like just going for it and challenging myself,” she says.

“I don’t have any more champagne. I just had a birthday, and they were like, ‘You’re not even toasting.’ I said, ‘No, I’m challenging myself.’ I don’t even want champagne or beer or anything. I’m just doing something different.”   

Salt-N-Pepa is gearing up for a European tour that kicks off February 28 in Dublin, Ireland and continues through March 11 in London.

Meanwhile, Mario Van Peebles, who starred in and directed New Jack City, is directing the Salt-N-Pepa biopic, which will air later this year on Lifetime.

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