Summer Walker Responds to Fan Criticism Over Delayed Toronto Concert

Fans are criticizing Summer Walker for reportedly delaying her Monday night concert for more than three hours.

Concertgoers took to social media to voice their displeasure with the singer, who recently cut back her North American tour due to struggles with social anxiety.

Some angered fans cite braving the frigid Toronto temps while seeing Walker post photos hanging out with Drake and London On Da Track earlier in the night. (Drizzy hopped on the remix to the R&B artist's breakout hit "Girls Need Love" back in February.)

One attendee relayed that Walker finally hit the stage shortly after 11 p.m. ET and performed for under an hour, which made for quite the underwhelming experience. "Summer Walker is corny. Mental health and social anxiety is one thing but having your fans wait in the cold while you stroll around Toronto & posting it is wild unprofessional," Twitter user @WhyYouMadThough wrote.

The Over It singer told Toronto fans to be prepared for a chill vibe, but didn't warn them about any sort of delay for the concert in a since-deleted post to social media."If y’all wanna see 2 splits, a back flip, an a Adele belt, & one P---y pop this show is not for you. Lol just this is for wine sippers, blunt roller, & hand swayers," she wrote. 

Walker hopped on Instagram live Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 26) to defend herself. "Y'all don't even know what goes on behind-the-scenes. I had to fire my sound team twice," she said. "I couldn't find my passport and birth certificate. I had to be up at 5 a.m. to go to two different offices to get a new passport and birth certificate. By the time I got to Toronto, all I had time to do was check-in, wash my ass, and get to the venue. I didn't even know I was motherfucking late."

"I go on stage when I'm told to go on stage," she continued. "Drake told me he was going to come to my show, and I told him not to come because I suck. He comes -- very grateful and nice man. He's extremely sweet. The thing is, we only spoke for two minutes. Him, Meek, and some other n---s walked in. We say hello and take a picture. We probably exchanged about two sentences and then they said, 'Summer, it's time to go on stage.' I did what I was supposed to do. If I had known motherfuckers were waiting for four hours, I would've apologized."

Billboard has reached out to Summer Walker's reps for comment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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