Summer Walker has two hugely successful studio albums under her belt but neither of them was shown any love by The Recording Academy – and the singer feels slighted.
While making the rounds to promote her new EP, Clear 2: Soft Life, Walker spoke to Yung Miami on her Caresha Please podcast and addressed her feelings about Over It and Still Over It being seemingly ignored.
“Honestly, both albums, Over It and Still Over It, really did the numbers,” she said. “I don’t know. I feel like I got played. The numbers was there. The fans was there. When I pop out for a show, sold out every time. I don’t fucking know why they played me.”
She continued: “I do know why, but I ain’t gonna go into it. But it’s okay. The love is there and the money is there. So it’s good.”
Check out the full episode below:
The critically-acclaimed Over It arrived in 2019, debuting at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. It was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Just over two years later, Summer Walker’s sophomore effort Still Over It dropped in 2021 and debuted in the top spot – marking the singer’s first-ever No. 1 album.
Elsewhere on the episode, Summer gave some insight on her new J. Cole-assisted track, “To Summer, From Cole” and revealed his verse made her cry.
“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.”