H.E.R. Claps Back at "Industry Plant" Conspiracy Theory

Amid growing praise and critical acclaim, singer-songwriter H.E.R. took to social media to respond to the chatter accusing the star of being an “industry plant.”

By Kisha Forde Jun 30, 2021 4:20 PMTags
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When it comes to putting the focus on addressing her haters, singer-songwriter H.E.R. is defending her success.
The four-time Grammy winner took to her Instagram Story on June 29 to dispute the notion that her steadily growing career is due to her being an "industry plant." The 24-year-old artist seemed to first address the matter when she reposted a lengthy thread to her stories written by Ray Daniels, senior VP at Warner Records. The Twitter thread was one that took aim at separating celebrities with a massive following from artists with a loyal fanbase.
The "I Can't Breathe" singer then shared a few words of her own to her IG Story, writing, "I've seen so many bands and artists with a ‘small' amount of followers sell out MSG and headline some huge festivals. Y'all think everybody's under rated or an ‘industry plant' with massive success outside of Instagram."
She concluded her post by adding, "Y'all got the game twisted."

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Fans on Twitter also came to the singer's defense after she recently snagged a BET Award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist on June 27. "Why is everyone calling HER an industry plant with no fans," one user wrote. "I've been her fan since her first album."

Another social media user agreed, writing, "Seeing people call HER an industry plant is weird cuz like I've been her fan since her first album."
Although H.E.R. began her singing career as a young child and even made her acting debut at 9 years old, it wasn't until she re-emerged in late 2016 with the debut of her EP, H.E.R. Vol 1 that she started to gain mainstream recognition. Fast forward five years later, she's now won four Grammy awards, earned countless other nominations and her latest album, Back of My Mind is already climbing the charts.
When it comes to dispelling the rumors, it looks the singer isn't letting the chatter do any damage.