Friday, January 21, 2022

Nicci Gilbert Explains Bigger Picture Behind P Valley Lawsuit

Earlier this month Brownstone singer Nicci Gilbert announced she was filing a lawsuit against the creators of the hit Starz series 'P Valley' for copyright infringement after accusing them of stealing the concept of her musical 'Soul Kittens Cabaret' [click here if you missed that]. 

Nicci explains the bigger purpose behind filing the suit... 

In a video posted online Nicci explains that the lawsuit is not just for her, but all Black women content creators. Nicci says she created an initiative called 'WIRF [Women In Reality TV] MEDIA' to combat the negative stereotypes of Black women in media and to help women and girls of color fight for control of content they created. 

In the trailer for Soul Kittens the simularities to P. Valley are unmistakable. There's the gay club owner, the new girl in the club and the casino coming to town threatening to disrupt business.