Summer Walker’s Boyfriend Mad At Doja Cat

Anastasia Carlon, Staff Writer

R&B singer Summer Walker’s boyfriend LVRD Pharoh is angry with Billboard after Doja Cat wins awards in the R&B category.

The annual ceremony took place on Sunday (May 15) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas where Doja Cat won multiple awards in the R&B categories. Pharoh is angry over the fact that a pop singer, who is also a rapper, won two awards in the R&B category while Walker is a certified R&B artist. After the award show, he shared his thoughts on Instagram and questioned Billboard for its decision.

“@billboard explain to me how a pop artist @dojacat wins two R&B categories??? And she has one R&B song ever??” he wrote. “@billboard numbers don’t lie, how didn’t she win? As I recall, Still Over It {Summer’s album]  topped @beyonce Lemonade TWICE. How did @summerwalker not win any R&B woman categories? I’ll wait.”

In November 2021, Summer Walker released her sophomore studio album Still Over It, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The album broke the record for most album streams in a single day by a female artist on Apple Music and broke her previous record for largest streaming debut week for a female R&B artist. At the same time, she tied with Taylor Swift as the only two female artists who’ve held 18 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time.

It’s clear Summer Walker was disappointed. After the show was over, she wrote on her Instagram Stories, “well this was an interesting night, congrats to everyone but not 1 R&B win. Hm. Guess I just need to work harder lol Larry come break my heart.”

Marissa Hutchinson said, “Doja isn’t an R&B artist, Summer is. Doja deserves some awards but not in that category, ya know? Especially since Summer got a number one, but I don’t think her boyfriend should’ve come in and made the situation about Doja’s race.” She continued, “when he said Doja only won because she’s white was messed up. Especially since Doja is black.”