By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
B. Simone got plenty of backlash over the weekend as people realized that much of the content in her ‘Baby Girl: Manifest the Life You Want’ book. Multiple bloggers came out stating how the pages had material copied word for word. Some people tried to defend her like Meek Mill, who ended up saying he didn’t even know what Simone actually did.
Simone is now finally speaking the plagiarism incident on Instagram in a two and a half minute video. She did limit what she said though due to it being a “legal manner” now. She also included a very long caption where she owned up to what she did and is trying to correct this situation.
“I have built my career on complete transparency and vulnerability. I have shared my lows and have celebrated my highs for the world to see, and this moment wont be any different. I want to be honest with you all ALWAYS! Like most creatives I outsourced a team to help me with the details, the graphics, the wording, the arrangement of my book. I trusted this team of individuals to take my vision and translate it into what I hoped to be a map towards manifestation.”
Simone added that she has since reached out to these content creators that was “disadvantaged” in this situation so she can fix this. She also apologized to her fans and admitted that she “dropped the ball.”
“Even though this was not intentional, I am still so very sorry to the content creators and i understand their frustration 100%. To my supporters I apologize, you trust me to deliver honesty and authenticity and although some things were done without my knowledge I am the leader and I dropped the ball. I am working everyday to be a better human, a better woman, a better professional, and to do that successfully I have to own my shit. Thank you to those of you who have supported me. I am genuinely sorry that this happened and I vow to make it right.”
Simone also made headlines last week for saying how she wouldn’t date a man with a 9-5 because they wouldn’t understand her lifestyle and that entrepreneurs should date entrepreneurs.
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