B. Simone had the camera on her belly last night. The 29-year-old rapper, comedian, and “Wild N’ Out” star updated her Instagram stories with a video that included a cinnamon roll she didn’t eat, plus what the star likely uses to track the 15 pounds she’s dropped – waist beads. Braleyn has been fronting media outlets this month for a high-profile plagiarism storm – her “Baby Girl: Manifest Your Life” book logged as selling 1,000 copies an hour by Forbes now comes with allegations its author swiped content from bloggers. B. Simone has also publicly addressed the allegations.
Scroll for a snippet from the video that kicked off with B. Simone and another female examining and discussing a cinnamon roll. B. Simone said that she wanted the “middle part” – “I don’t like the crunchy, I like the soft,” she said, also tagging Atlanta-based health guru Driqq as she wrote that she was “cheating.” The footage then swung to the star’s stomach as she showcased the waist beads she works out in. “DAMMMMN,” she said, laughing so hard she could barely speak: “These waist beads…they tight AF!” The evening seemed summed up by “Tight AF” with a cry emoji in text used in the story. Scroll for that plagiarism storm.
B. Simone, also running her beauty brand, has a lot on her plate right now. The star’s best-selling book appeared outed as not her own work with accusations of plagiarism from sites including Pinterest – while Simone was backed by 33-year-old rapper Meek Mill and dubbed to have been “saved” from being canceled, the girl who earned $1 million in 50 days has since spoken out for herself. An apologetic video seeing Simone deliver “transparency” saw her announce pulling copies until it’s “fixed.” It also saw her blame her team. More after the video.
While B. Simone did admit: “I dropped the ball,” she equally appeared to place blame on an “outsourced” team she said she “trusted.” She said: “I trusted this team of individuals to take my vision and translate it into what I hoped to be a map towards manifestation.” The star then reassured her 5 million followers of her intentions, adding: “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%.”
Simone appeared to have chosen her language carefully in the video, also admitting that she couldn’t speak as freely as she might have wanted to for “legal” reasons. Now viewed over 1.8 million times and largely seeing fans back the star, the video also came captioned with positivity as Simone wrote: “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 sh-t.” Simone – who recently opened up about struggling for “no d-ck for 200 days”– has also made headlines of late for saying she wouldn’t date a guy working a regular 9-5.