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H.E.R. urges black females to “uplift other black females”


Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesNewcomer H.E.R. is making a name for herself with her latest single “Focus,” and she urges black females to “focus” on supporting one another.

“There aren’t enough female artists supporting other female artists. GENUINELY,” the 21-year old singer tweeted. H.E.R says black female artists need to work together to create classics like the 1998 Grammy award winner “The Boy Is Mine” by Brandy and Monica.

“That’s why we don’t have this generation’s ‘The Boy Is Mine’ or an iconic female empowerment live performance w/ your favs,” she continues.

“Black females need to UPLIFT other black females. No competition. No jealousy,” says H.E.R., whose birth name is Gabriella Wilson. “No insecurities. You don’t have to try to diminish someone else’s value to see your own.”

H.E.R. has released three EPs, and this year she was nominated for Best New Artist, and Best Female R&B Artist, at the BET Awards.

The singer from Vallejo, California lived up to her own words Monday when she brought Ella Mai out to sing “Boo’d Up” while H.E.R. was performing during the Chris Brown Heartbreak On A Full Moon tour at Barclays Center in New York City.

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