‘P-Valley’ Star Nicco Annan Says Uncle Clifford Put Lil Murda ‘on Time-Out’

During the finale of Starz’s P-Valley Season 1, Lil Murda rudely dismissed Uncle Clifford in front of a record producer, upsetting the club owner. So far in season 2, Uncle Cliff has ignored his former love interest’s attempts to apologize. In a recent interview, Cliff’s actor, Nicco Annan, spoke on the relationship, noting the club owner put the rapper “on time-out.”

Nicco Annan says Uncle Clifford put Lil Murda ‘on time-out’

Uncle Clifford (Nicco Annan) and rapper Lil Murda (J. Alphonse Nicholson) began a romantic relationship in season 1 that seemingly ended when he shaded the Pynk owner in front of a record producer.

Even though Clifford wanted to keep their relationship private, how Murda dismissed the club owner upset them.


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In season 2, Uncle Clifford has trouble keeping the club financially stable during pandemic-induced lockdowns while Lil Murda has gone on tour.

Speaking to Express.co, Nicco Annan, who portrays the Southern club owner, explained season 2 picks up five months after Murda Night and noted that his character hasn’t answered the rapper’s many calls and texts. “Sometimes, you know how you have to, you don’t ghost people, but put them on ice,” adding, “stay over there because you’re on time-out right now.”

Why Nicco Annan is ‘excited to see’ Uncle Clifford and Lil Murda ‘find their way back together’

The actor also talked about the “back and forth” between the characters as they have “different waves of boldness” when it comes to showing their feelings about each other, noting, “I think it’s truthful.”

Annan also called it “inspirational,” noting that people can “get a bit lazy with love.”

However, that’s why he finds Uncle Cliff and Murda’s dynamic “interesting” and is “excited to see those two characters that are so polar opposite find their way back together.”

It’s unclear when or how the two will reunite, but a reconciliation seems inevitable.

Uncle Clifford is ignoring Lil Murda’s attempts to apologize in ‘P-Valley’ Season 2

When season 2 kicks off, the Pynk begins offering car washes, complete with a “Mercedes experience,” to keep the club open during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hailey (Elarica Johnson) isn’t dancing anymore as she’s now the club co-owner.

Additionally, Mercedes’ (Brandee Evans) shoulder is still injured. Therefore, Hailey holds open auditions for more dancers, and they chose spiritually-inclined Whisper (Psalms Salazar) and rebellious firecracker Roulette (Gail Bean) to join the lineup.


Meanwhile, Uncle Clifford is still reeling from his breakup with Lil Murda, who is repeatedly texting the club owner. Before going on a multi-city tour with Keyshawn (Shannon Thornton), the rapper stopped by Clifford’s house to deliver a message to his ex. The two clearly aren’t over each other as Clifford hid behind a door to hear Murda’s words, and the rapper’s demeanor changed when he noticed the club owner hiding.

While on tour, Murda reconnected with a recently released friend, who might have been something more, for security. During one scene with Keyshawn, the rapper debated what he should write on a postcard for Clifford, eventually settling on “I love you.” At the end of episode 2, it’s revealed the rapper has sent the club owner a card at every stop on his tour, which Uncle Cliff keeps in his mirror. P-Valley airs Sundays on Starz.

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