Summer Walker is fending off another batch of criticism, this time over her hair choice.
In a recent Instagram post while on her “The First and Last Tour,” Walker got on her microphone to specifically address Black women, the group she claims has been the most vocal over how she chooses to wear her hair.
“I’m appalled,” she began. “Um, look—it’s good to cease, it’s got to stop. Black women I’m talking to you, because it’s not white women, it’s not Latino, it’s not Native American—I checked, it’s y’all. The self hate is ridiculous. Why do you hate yourself so much, why do you hate your texture, why do you hate your culture, why do you hate your history?”
“Locs used to represent a level of power and strength and devotion to purity and now you look at it as scummy. How did you get so brainwashed? How?” she continued. “How did your mindset become so tainted? Like, I don’t understand. I used to change my hair two or three times a week, nobody said anything, maybe a bitch tried to zoom in on my lace but that’s it. Now its people like personally offended, ‘Take that s–t out, don’t come to my city!’ If the ancestors knew they would fire you up.”
She went off again in her caption writing, “& I don’t wanna hear nothing about maybe if it was more neat. There’s no one way to wear locs, free form are never together & some people have one big giant loc. so just get it together, y’all done let these European standards corrupt you.”
For the past few weeks, the Over It singer, faced criticism over a variety of things, starting with her appearance on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series, where she appeared aloof and uninterested. Walker has repeatedly talked about how she suffers from social anxiety and her struggle with performing in front of large audiences.
Next up, she faced a lashing over her reveal that she preferred baths to showers and used a washing bowl while in the tight, confined space of a bus on tour.
Hopefully Walker will find some peace in handling the critics as her star continues to rise in the industry.