Summer Walker has only been in the music industry for a few years, but she’s already considered one of the hottest R&B artists in the industry. Her debut mixtape, Last Days of Summer, was released in 2018 and spawned a huge hit single in “Girls Need Love”. The song was so popular that Drake even loaned his talents for the remix. She continued to keep the momentum going with her debut album, Over It, which earned her several award nominations. Even though she hasn’t released any new music in 2021, there’s no doubt that Summer still has a lot of heat left to share with the world. Continue reading to learn 10 things you didn’t know about Summer Walker.
1. Soul Music Was Her Early Inspiration
Music has played a major role in Summer’s life for as long as she can remember. She grew up in a home where soul music was played on a regular basis, and it was one of the first things to inspire her to start creating her own music. The feeling of the soul sound was something she hoped to be able to recreate in her own way.
2. She Was A Stripper
Summer’s journey to becoming a successful singer hasn’t been entirely straight and narrow. At one point, she was working as a stripper in her hometown of Atlanta, but she doesn’t feel any shame about it. Even though her days of working in clubs are over, she still likes to pole dance for fun.
3. She Struggles With Human Interaction
Since entering the spotlight, Summer has expressed how uncomfortable fame makes her feel. During an interview with Rolling Stone, Summer said, “I’m a super-duper introvert. Not because I want to be — I just don’t really understand human interaction. I don’t get it. So I just stay in the house.”
4. She Taught Herself How To Play Guitar
Summer’s voice is what she’s best known for, but it certainly isn’t the only instrument she has in her arsenal. She also plays the guitar, which is something she taught herself to do by watching YouTube videos. Anyone who has ever tried to learn the guitar knows how impressive that really is.
5. She Wants To Live A Simple Life
Lots of people in the music industry are known for living extravagant lifestyles. However, Summer walking has no interest in being flashy. She told American Songwriter, ” I’m a very simple person. It’s just about the music for me… If anything, I can continue on my journey of being someone who leads a simple life while I just share these emotions and experiences”.
6. She Owned A Cleaning Company
Even before Summer was in the music business, she was still about her business. She started a cleaning business in the Atlanta area where she provided cleaning, laundry, and closet organization services. She wasn’t afraid to do any of the dirty work, but luckily she doesn’t have to worry about that anymore.
7. She Wants To Get Into Gardening
Living off the grid may not be Summer Walker’s style, but she does eventually want to disconnect a little more. While talking to Rolling Stone, she shared that gardening is something that she wants to try one day. Since she is known for preferring natural solutions, growing her own ingredients would be perfect for her.
8. She Doesn’t Get Nervous
Since Summer suffers from social anxiety some would assume that performing is a challenge for her. In reality, though, stage fright doesn’t exist in her world. In an interview with Beats 1, Summer said, “It’s so f***ing weird when I get on stage, I don’t be nervous at all. It don’t make no sense. I be scared as hell all day. Then when I get on [stage], I just be like, ‘Alright, well, I’m here so.’ Except for when I have to talk, I don’t like to talk [on stage].”
9. She Has Made Some Questionable Comments About The COVID-19 Vaccine
Summer Walker has become known for speaking her mind, and she’s said quite a few things that have made people raise their eyebrows. Most recently, it’s been her comments on the COVID-19 vaccine that have gotten her some backlash. In April, she made claims that “many are claiming bleeding, bruises, spontaneous periods, and miscarriage from being in close proximity to a newly vaccinated person”. In August of 2021, she said that people who have received the vaccine need to stay away from her.
10. She Doesn’t Listen To Her Music
Lots of people wonder if artists listen to their own music. Summer Walker is one who does not. She told Beats 1, “I don’t listen to the music after it comes out. I know a lot of people don’t. After I make it, I don’t want to hear it no more. Just gotta get it out. I’ve cried in the studio.”