During a conversation with Young Miami on her REVOLT TV talk show Caresha Please on Thursday (May 25), Walker gave some insight to viewers behind her new track, “To Summer, From Cole” featuring the Grammy Award-winning rapper.
“So we have a song called ‘Audio Hug,’ ” Summer Walker began. “I had asked him to do a song, he really didn’t get time to do it. He wanted to meet and I was so fucking pregnant, oh my God, I can’t. I don’t know if you seen them pictures, I was like 200 pounds. My ankles were huge. It was crazy. So we didn’t meet. But, he did end up sending me something called ‘Audio Hug.’
“It’s so sweet. I cried when I heard it. He was just like, being hella sweet and saying that he sees all the shit that I went through and if I ever need to call him for anything, it was just cool.”
She continued: “We didn’t meet in the studio, ’cause I don’t even like working like that, but we met at Dreamville, which that festival was awesome. That shit was cool. But then we went to Dave and Buster’s afterwards and that’s when we got to chop it up.
“We had a good time. He got his ass whooped in basketball. Everybody got they ass whooped in there. It was crazy.”
Check out the full interview below:
Recently, J. Cole confirmed that his next album will be the long-awaited The Fall Off on the opening song from Summer Walker’s new Clear 2: Soft Life EP.
Featuring a heartfelt verse from Cole sandwiched by a tender hook from Walker, the song serves as an “audio hug” from the North Carolina rapper to the “Girls Need Love” artist — reminiscent of his uplifting poem about self-acceptance at the end of Logic’s “AfricAryaN.”
“I’m thinkin’ about ya, I heard you just had you another lil baby/ Congratulations, I hope you got through it with no complications/ I find it amazing, the way that you juggle your kids, the biz, the fame, the bitches that’s hatin’/ They sit around waiting for you to fall off like the album I’m making,” he raps.
Elsewhere in his verse, the father-of-two reflects on how his own journey as a parent has softened him up, spitting: “Session 32 bring me to tears, be getting chocked up when I hear it/ Seem like I keep crying off so much since a n-gga had these kids/ And I don’t know what it is that makes me so sensitive, more than I already was.”
J. Cole and Summer Walker, meanwhile, appear to have struck up a friendship in recent months. The R&B star performed at Cole’s Dreamville Festival in April and the pair were seen having fun and shooting hoops together at an afterparty at Dave & Buster’s.