She is an undeniable talent and has one of the best breakout albums of the year, but Summer Walker continues to draw controversy on the tour circuit.
Last Friday, a club promotor at the XL Nightlife in Elizabeth, New Jersey said Walker had agreed to host an official after-party for one of her New York shows and perform three songs, however, once she got there, the promotor said, Summer only hosted and refused to sing, according to Complex.
Summer claimed the agreement was for her to do a “walkthrough” although angry fans, who came out to see her perform, booed her and took to social media afterward to slam her.
Summer responded by going on Instagram stories with this post: “Aye look, ya’ll gotta stop letting these promoters finesse y’all. I DO NOT, I REPEAT, I DO NOT sing on couches. Put some respect on my name if you would like to see me perform I’ll be at Terminal 5 on the 7th & 8th & Jimmy Fallon on the 9th, that’s where you can see me perform,” Walker wrote, according to Complex. “Thank y’all for whoever came to see me at the Jersey WALK THROUGH, I appreciate it.”
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The promotor than posted a photograph of an alleged contract he had with the performer to sing, which he has since deleted, prompting Summer to fire back a threat to sue the promotor for falsifying the contract.
“N—s posting fake contracts your getting sued. shits dead gross of you, now u bitchin on live all for some clout I’ve done over 10 walk throughs this year and did exactly that, walked through. No issue,” Summer said, before directing her ire at upset fans that she accused of wanting her to perform for free. “Y’all finna clock into that 9-5 and stay overtime for free? I don’t think so,” Summer wrote on IG, according to Complex. “You go to work and do your job when your paid. The entitlement has to stop somewhere.”
This is just the latest controversy with Summer over a performance history that includes numerous no-shows, tour cancellations and delays. She did, however, appear on Jimmy Fallon last night, and she delivered packed-house, back-to-back concerts over the weekend in New York, after which she told her IG followers that New York has the most “real, funny, genuine people.”