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Summer Walker thanks Ciara for “being so sweet” at the ‘Billboard’ Women in Music Awards

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(NOTE LANGUAGE) Summer Walker posted a picture of her and Ciara at the 2022 Billboard Women in Music Awards Wednesday night and thanked her for acting as a mentor.

“Thanks @ciara for being so humble & sweet to me cause these b****** really be rude as hell lol, you’ve slick been a mentor & you looked so beautiful tonight,” Summer’s caption read.

Ciara responded in a comment, “Haha. Love you mama. Fun times.”

The R&B singers posed for photos together at the annual Billboard event, which streamed live on Wednesday from the YouTube Theater in Inglewood, CA.

Ciara hosted the show, where Summer was presented with the Chartbreaker Award. Her 2021 hit “No Love” landed at #13 on the Hot 100 chart and her sophomore album, Still Over It, sat at #1 for a week on the Billboard 200 Album chart.

Walker is known for openly speaking her mind and letting fans in on her personal life. Her debut album, Over It, features 18 tracks that Rolling Stone referred to as “sultry and cathartic, processing bad relationships and new beginnings.”

Summer’s also opened up about her struggle with depression and the “happy place” she’s found recently. “If you struggle with depression, don’t give up it gets better, baby,” the singer said on Instagram.

In response to what she’s most proud of accomplishing in the past year, Walker told Billboard, “Just meeting people that I really f*** with.”

H.E.R and Saweetie were also among the honorees at the Billboard Women in Music Awards. Doja Cat was presented with the Powerhouse Award and gave the final performance of the night, singing “Alone” from her 2021 album, Planet Her. The coveted Woman of the Year Award went to 19-year-old Olivia Rodrigo.

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