The connection between Keyshawn A.K.A Miss Mississippi and Derrick is a major plot point in Starz’s drama series ‘P-Valley.’ Derrick, an abusive boyfriend, makes Keyshawn’s life a living hell by physically and emotionally abusing her. Despite Diamond’s vow to save her from him, she continues to live with him. Diamond confronts Derrick about his abusive behavior towards his fiancée towards the end of the first season of the show. Diamond defends Keyshawn against Derrick, but she is holding a gun against him for injuring her partner. Given that Derrick remains a harmful influence in Keyshawn’s life, it’s natural to wonder if she’ll leave him or stay with him. Let’s talk about what we’re thinking!
Is Keyshawn and Derrick’s relationship doomed?
Derrick has repeatedly inflicted unimaginable pain on Keyshawn during her tenure at The Pynk. Even though she has a home and family in the strip club, she refuses to leave Derrick to seek refuge from him. Diamond repeatedly offers to assist the stripper, but she refuses. Diamond intervenes when he confronts and fights Derrick without Keyshawn’s authorization. By choosing Derrick over Diamond, she is also paving the path for her departure from The Pink. However, her decision does not imply that she is prepared to put up with Derrick’s abuse for the rest of her life.
MVP Miss Mississippi back in the game. 👏🏾#PValley pic.twitter.com/mAwA2UPCZi
— P-Valley (@PValleySTARZ) June 13, 2022
“She [Keyshawn] realized the decision she’d taken to protect her abuser wasn’t the best one,” Katori Hall, the show’s writer, told EW. Keyshawn is attempting to promote herself as a celebrity figure through Instagram and her relationship with Lil Murda after quitting The Pynk. She goes on tour with the rapper, and the two are widely praised for their performances. Keyshawn’s tenacious efforts to forge an independent profession could mark the beginning of a new chapter in her life, one that may or may not include Derrick.
Keyshawn, according to Katori Hall, will try to quit her toxic relationship with Derrick. “We see her [Keyshawn] grapple with that regret [of selecting Derrick] in the second season, but we also see that regret ossify and harden her and make her stronger.” “She’s like, ‘Oh, I made the wrong choice, and now I have to grow up and make better choices, not only for myself but also for my children and my future,” Hall told EW. Because Keyshawn’s only better option is to leave her abusive boyfriend, Hall’s statements imply that the pair will most certainly break up.
Keyshawn will save herself from Derrick’s poison, according to Hall. “A number of women had to be locked up with their abusers during the pandemic, and domestic violence has increased.” “Seeing how this woman [Keyshawn] breaks out of that cage proves that it is possible,” the creator told EW in the same interview. As a result, we may expect Keyshawn to oppose Derrick in the next episodes. The trust she has built with her violent boyfriend may provide her with enough breathing room to confront and leave him.
🌊🌊🌊 #LILMURDA #PValley #PValleyStarz pic.twitter.com/JTlAdhpC0M
— J Alphonse Nicholson (@JAlphonse_N) June 19, 2022
After perhaps leaving Derrick in one of the next episodes of the second season, Keyshawn may start enjoying an independent life with the help of Lil Murda and Rome. If she succeeds, Keyshawn may explore a future with Diamond, who appears to have feelings for her. If that’s the case, we might finally get to see Keyshawn and Diamond’s long-awaited union. The next episode of P-Valley will premiere on Starz on Sunday, June 19 at 10 p.m. ET. And we’ll see what happens with her.
Keyshawn Derrick Story based on True Events
Keyshawn has been enduring increased abuse from her boyfriend and baby’s father, Derrick, who is trapped at home owing to COVID limitations. Although Keyshawn’s tale in P-Valley Season 2 is technically fiction, it is based on the experiences of many domestic abuse victims at home during COVID.
We also knew that we had to follow Keyshawn home in Season 2. Across the globe, domestic violence cases skyrocketed during 2020, as many women found themselves locked down with their abusers. #pvalley https://t.co/RgBzPE6X9v
— P-VALLEY Writers Room (@pvalleywriters) June 12, 2022
As the rest of Season 2 of P-Valley unfolds, the show’s authors are revealing their reasoning behind the stories. they say that what happened to Keyshawn made sense given what happened to many victims of domestic violence during COVID.