Nia Long Cast As Roxanne Shante’s Mother In Biopic

Nia Long has been cast as Roxanne Shante in the upcoming biopic about the Queens rapper. Shante became famous in the ’80’s as a member of the revered Juice Crew and recording “Roxanne’s Revenge.” The song inspired the most response records of any rap song and the aftermath became known as the Roxanne Wars. Shante was inspired by U.T.F.O.’s “Roxanne, Roxanne” and their cancellation at a Marley Marl event. Forest Whitaker is co-producing the movie that is filming right now. Roxanne, Roxanne will come out in 2017.