Singer and songwriter Summer Walker is opening up about backlash she received after stating that she was looking for an assistant who was preferably “white or gay.”
The 26-year-old added that she was willing to pay the assistant $2,000 a month.
“If you don’t know what you’re talking about, then why are you talking about it?,” she said on an Instagram story. “I really would like to know that. ‘Oh, $2K ain’t enough, $2K ain’t enough.’ How do you know if it’s not enough? I could have told somebody to come over here once a week and smell my a**hole and leave. How do you know it’s not enough? Do you know the job description? Do you know the hours?”
The Atlanta artist went on to address why she felt she needed an assistant before acknowledging why she preferred the race and sexual orientation preferences she listed.
“I am on maternity leave, I’m not working. We have no shows, we have no club appearances, we have nowhere to go and nothing to do. I told somebody to come over here once a week to come take my fucki*g trash out, sh*t like that. Put some gas in my car, sh*t I don’t feel like doing. But that is not y’all business, I don’t have to explain that to you.”
She continued: “And then to be talking about, ‘Why a white man and why a gay man?’ I’ve always hired Black people. Everybody that works for me is Black. If I wanna hire a white person, y’all sound like y’all discriminating, what’s the problem?”
“I want a gay man ’cause I don’t want nobody hitting on me and I wanted a white person, because honestly, you ni**as, y’all know how ni**as act. I’m honestly really tired, I’m really tired, but that’s a different f**king story.”
In conclusion, she said she wound up hiring a Black man and agreed to pay him $2,500 a month.
“Bottom line, y’all need to go out and touch grass. Y’all don’t fucki*g know what you’re talking about, don’t know me from a fucki*g can of paint, and y’all out here writing think pieces in my DMs about sh*t that you have no clue about. I just blessed somebody, just got f**king $2,500-a-month to do fucki*g nothing, once a week.”