For the first time since giving birth, R&B songstress Summer Walker has shared photos of her daughter's face for her Instagram debut. Months after London On Da Track confirmed the birth of his beautiful babygirl with Walker in March, Walker posted a series of photos of her on Instagram with the caption "Baby bubbles 🖤," where the four-month-old is first seen chilling showing off a toothless smile before scrolling to pictures of her laid back sporting a pacifier and peacefully sleeping. London also posted the same first photo on his Instagram page.
London originally posted their daughter on his Instagram account after her birth with a caption that read, “From the first time I held you in my arms I knew you were special. I’m overwhelmed with Joy I Can’t even [cap]. This Allah’s best birthday gift to me... priceless moments u can value forever.”
While Walker still hasn't publicly confirmed the baby's name, the new photos are a step up from her previously refusing to let the world see her child on social media. “Let’s be very clear, there will be no pictures of my child on the internet,” she said after her daughter’s birth. Following criticism for only showing photos her daughter with her face covered online, Walker called out overzealous fans on her private Instagram account via a story that read, “Yall: POST THE BABY BITCH WE WANNA SEE! Also y’all: roasting a baby who’s face you can’t even see. lol make it make sense."
The overwhelming comments also prompted Walker to say, "In conclusion mf’s is weird and I will never post my baby so stop asking.” It's unclear what caused the singer to have a change of heart, but hopefully these photos will calm fans down and ease up on the probing comments.
Celebrities shielding their children from the public eye isn't new, especially for those who know they're quick to attract much attention. In our celebrity-obsessed culture, stars like Beyoncé and Kerry Washington and many others are notorious for posting their children in moderation to protect them from public backlash, and for good reason. Maybe Walker will adopt this same method to keep the fans away and give her daughter a chance to grow up away from the spotlight.