R&B music has received a lot of new and emerging artists in recent years and Atlanta singer Summer Walker is easily one of the top contenders. The “Girls Need Love” singer’s debut album Over It released in 2019 to critical acclaim after a string of EPs that introduced the mellow sensation, and has stormed not only charts but was included in many end-of-year lists as one of the best releases of the year.
That same year saw Walker become the recipient of the Soul Train Music Awards “Best New Artist” honor. Her debut album took the Associated Press’s number-two spot for “Top albums of 2019”, calling it “perfect, as she spits matter-of-fact lyrics over some beats that borrow from classic ’90s R&B hits including Usher, Destiny’s Child, and 702. But even when she’s not sampling a song, Walker can hold her own, delivering a flawless album that’s easy to obsess over.”
Over It broke records by having the largest streaming week for a female R&B artist in its debut week, as well as Apple Music’s most-streamed album by a female in 2020. Walker’s accomplishments and reach have spanned far and wide, so much so that recently Diddy felt led to gift her with an expensive gift as a showing of his appreciation.
Diddy, or his latest moniker “Love”, gifted the now pregnant singer with a luxury Chanel bag along with a note singing his praises of Walker. The bag, a Wool Tweed & Gold-Tone Metal Large Tote in purple, black and blue from the brand’s Métiers d’Art 2019/20 collection, is priced at $5,000.
The handwritten note that accompanied the bag reads, “To Summer 1 of My Greatest Voices EVER Thank You Love Diddy,” which Summer posted on Instagram thanking the Bad Boy CEO. Fans, however, bypassed the generous offering and quickly noted Diddy’s handwriting, as it was barely legible.
Comments like “What does that say?” and “why it look like a 3-year-old wrote that,” were written under Walker’s post. Moesha star Marcus T. Paulk commented “look like he was given her name location out to the police on 48 hours,” and another commenter says, “it’s giving kindergarten.”
They over here talm bout Diddy must wrote Summer Walker note with his feet😭😂😭😂😂😂😂😂😂 I’m crying— Kinderlyn🤎 (@YaFavKayy) January 30, 2021
Pictures of the two also surfaced that show them in a recent studio session. It’s unclear whether for her upcoming second studio album or for his “surprise music project” that he is reportedly working on with producer London On Da Track.
Summer Walker & Diddy 🎶 pic.twitter.com/gRjBmRnxoZ— EscapeTracks (@EscapeTracks) January 31, 2021