The film will arrive in theaters on August 10.
“Paula Abdul ain’t s—,” Houston says in the footage.
“I don’t care what the critics say,” the “BlacKkKlansman” director told reporters.
It follows the true story of an African-American detective who took on the Ku Klux Klan.
“It was a strategy by the lawyers, because we are the easiest to get discredited,” she explained.