Meek Mill is coming to the defense of B. Simone.
The Dreamchasers rapper took to Twitter on Sunday (June 14) to support the embattled social media comedian and Wild N’ Out cast member after she was outed for allegedly plagiarizing her self-help book, Baby Girl Manifest The Life You Want.
“B Simone canceled because she finnesed a book and made her way from the bottom lol what major companies y’all cancel for ripping our culture off?” Meek wrote. “finding ways to display hate towards our own when they start doing good is showing amongst us a lot!”
B Simone canceled because she finnesed a book and made her way from the bottom lol what major companies y’all cancel for ripping our culture off? finding ways to display hate towards our own when they start doing good is showing amongst us a lot!
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 14, 2020
Multiple people outed the comedian on Saturday (June 13) for allegedly copying and pasting worksheets from various Pinterest accounts into her book without giving the original creators credit. The book has since been removed from B. Simone’s webstore.
Some fans tried to point out to Meek that B. Simone’s book contains work from Black creators, but Meek offered a contending point about authenticity in Hip Hop and how many artists do not live out their lyrics.
“Niggas rap about selling drugs and a life they didn’t live is that not finessing their own tho? A Louie shirt a stack … a Chanel 5500$ I don’t even think they donate to blacks they number one in our culture … Im just getting confused what we standing for collectively.”
Niggas rap about selling drugs and a life they didn’t live is that not finessing their own tho? A Louie shirt a stack … a Chanel 5500$ I don’t even think they donate to blacks they number one in our culture … Im just getting confused what we standing for collectively https://t.co/7XfhGEish5
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 14, 2020
The popular comedienne has come under fire not just for the alleged plagiarism contained in her book but also discussing how she would not date anyone who worked a 9-to-5 job or had a 9-to-5 mentality.
During an interview with Nick Cannon on Power 106, she said that she was looking for an older man that didn’t have a 9-to-5 job. “I mean, he could be a hustling entrepreneur,” she explained. She added that there was nothing wrong with a job that required someone to clock in and out at a certain time but that entrepreneurs should date other entrepreneurs because they have similar lifestyles.
Once the backlash came, Simone took to Twitter to defend herself and her statements about looking for someone who shared her lifestyle and mindset.
“Ain’t nothing wrong with a nigga with a 9-to-5. I get it, they work hard,” Simone said. “… You work, you got money. I get that. I need an entrepreneur. I need someone who understands my mindset. It has nothing to do with money, everything to do with lifestyle.”
Not the lives ppl want 4u! It has to be in his mindset, that’s what turns me on! I had a 9-5 and I dated a 9-5 guy b/c we were like minded. I elevated now I need my man to elevate w/me! LEARN HOW TO MANIFEST BY GETTING MY BOOK🙏🏽 WE RESTOCKED😉 #ManifestQUEEN link in bio pic.twitter.com/6fb3VuCh8c
— B.Simone (@TheBSimone) June 9, 2020
Regardless of her and Meek’s statement – Twitter decided to clown them both. See the reactions to Meek’s comments below.
you went to war over plagiarism with Drake, chile. https://t.co/Kgu6XAmhs9
— 𝕮𝖔𝖚𝖗𝖙 𝕶𝖎𝖒 💥 (@TheCourtKim) June 14, 2020
You criticized Drake for having ghost writers and was trying to discredit the whole mans career than turned around and did a song with him. Don’t do that
— Mamba Mentality forever 🐍❼ (@LegendfromBklyn) June 14, 2020
Miss Mamas, you came on Twitter unprovoked letting us know Drake don’t write his own raps and started a whole war over it. You really selective….. https://t.co/NpNWvtRHRC
— Talcum X (@evelynvwoodsen) June 14, 2020
Says the man who pretty much helped destroy Quentin Miller’s career cause he was upset at Drake…. https://t.co/ua9Uyrirjj
— OHSO 🏁 (@DJOHSOxo) June 14, 2020
Bro you jumped Quentin Miller cuz he was credited on a Drake album. https://t.co/HQoj1mTdQ2
— Ahmed🇸🇴🇸🇴🇸🇴/Justice for Breonna Taylor (@big_business_) June 14, 2020
You had a whole beef with Drake because he wasn’t “writing his own lyrics” but you don’t understand this? https://t.co/5WTuElY5mL
— OJ (@ojenabosi) June 14, 2020
This the same man who tried to dismantle Drake’s career with ghostwriter allegations cause he smoked him on his own song and didn’t promote his album. 😭 https://t.co/10QzPcSAgO
— 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐨𝐢 𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐲. (@drizzyxcole) June 14, 2020
Bro u dissed Drake for employing a nigga to write songs for him that drake didn’t write, but it’s ok for shorty to STEAL other people’s work? Can’t do it. https://t.co/eCdubrno6N
— K Cinema (@K____Cinema) June 14, 2020