Nicci Gilbert Says ‘P-Valley’ Renewal Is Like ‘Punch in the Face’ After Filing Copyright Suit

In January, Gilbert – best known as part of the 90’s R&B trio Brownstone – made headlines for filing a copyright infringement lawsuit against STARZ

Fans of STARZ’ groundbreaking hit series ‘P-Valley’ may have dropped down and got their collective eagles on when reports surfaced about the show’s season 3 renewal last week, but there’s at least one viewer who wasn’t exactly dancing when the news broke: R&B diva Nicci Gilbert.

In January, Gilbert – best known as part of the 90’s R&B trio Brownstone – made headlines for filing a copyright infringement lawsuit against STARZ in which she claims the network’s ‘P-Valley’ swiped elements of her 2011 musical stage play, ‘Soul Kittens Cabaret,’ without permission.


The STARZ series was created by Katori Hall and is reportedly based on her own 2015 play, ‘Pussy Valley.’

Once news of its season 3 renewal finally hit the Web, Nicci took to social media Friday (October 21) to share her disappointment – even suggesting stress over the “watching the show season after season” has caused her physical ailments that feel like she’s been “punched in the face over and over and having to pay people to make it stop.”


Hear what else she said below.

The rant didn’t stop there, however.


Gilbert returned Saturday (October 22) and Sunday (October 23) to double down on the emotional and physical toll the legal battle is taking on her.


See those tweets below.


At writing, Hall nor members of the ‘P-Valley’ cast have responded to Gilbert’s statements.


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