After days of being called out via social media, B. Simone is finally addressing the claims that she plagiarized a small content creator’s work. The influencer took to social media to directly address fans about the scandal.
In case you missed it, B. Simone came under scrutiny after telling Nick Cannon that she won’t date a man with a 9 to 5 due to her lifestyle as an entrepreneur.
This opened the door for a bigger conversation about what she is known for. One of the first items she sold to her growing fan base was a planner intended to help people manifest their dreams into a reality.
A tweet about the journal went viral when it showed the book falling apart at the seams.
Not long after, a social media user tweeted that pages from B. Simone’s book actually belonged to another person. The star’s manager responded to say that they are in a legal battle with the company they outsourced the work to.
B. took to Instagram to speak from the heart.
‘I had a vision to create a book for young women to change their mindset and have them manifest because that is how I feel I became successful in life. Me and my team outsourced. We hired a team that we trusted. That we thought could bring my vision to life and they did a lot of things without my knowledge.’
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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. I have reached out directly to every content creator that was disadvantaged an I am doing everything I can to fix this issue and make everyone whole. 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 🙏🏽
She went on to say that she takes full responsibility for the mistake.
‘I have reached out directly to every content creator that was disadvantaged an I am doing everything I can to fix this issue and make everyone whole. Even though this was not intentional, I am still so very sorry to the content creators and I understand their frustration 100 percent.’
Simone has pulled the book from her website.