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Meek Mill Guards B. Simone Following Plagiarism Accusations

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 07: Meek Mill speaks onstage during the 2018 Essence Festival presented by Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 7, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Essence)

B. Simone has recently come under fire for allegedly plagiarizing multiple parts of her book, Baby Girl: Manifest the Life You Want, but Meek Mill isn't feeling all the hate. 😒

While commenters were shaming Simone for her lack of due diligence, Meek hopped on Twitter to ask why Simone was being "canceled" after she "made her way from the bottom," seeing as how large corporations never face pushback "for ripping our culture off."

Meek went on to write that rappers often talk about a life they're not living to finesse "their own," adding, "Im just getting confused what we standing for collectively."

He also mentioned that he "never even checked what she really did" before chiming in, but was still curious about why Simone was catching so much shade.

In the midst of his spree of tweets, Meek, who's also an author, admitted that he didn't write his 2019 novel, Meek Mill Tony Story, based on the first two parts of his "Tony Story" trilogy. Rather, a "hitta" from his neighborhood who goes by @ZayDiddy_24 on Twitter was the real writer.

Simone went viral unintentionally over the weekend when a blogger called her out for using work from independent creators and publishing it in her book, which was released earlier this year.

Leading examples included interactive sections like "50 Questions to Find Your Best Self" and "19 Lists to Make When Life Gets Overwhelming."

According to her manager, this situation is just "a mistake" and they're locked in a lawsuit against a design firm they hired.

Simone can't seem to stay out of the limelight: Last week, she got grilled online for claiming she wouldn't date a man who works a 9-5 job, insisting that they wouldn't “understand my lifestyle.”

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