Country star Morgan Wallen apologized Tuesday night after video surfaced in which he used the N-word. Wallen’s use of the racial slur comes several days after he was cut from Saturday Night Live because a video surfaced in which he was partying while defying COVID protocols.
TMZ reported on the video: “The country star and a group of buddies had just spent a night out in Nashville. When they arrived at Morgan’s home at around midnight, they were extremely loud … honking horns and talking loudly … loud enough to piss off neighbors. One of the neighbors began recording the antics. As Morgan appears to stumble toward his house, he tells someone to watch over a guy in his group. He says … ‘take care of this “p****-ass mother******’ — and then goes on to say, ‘take care of this p****-ass n*****’ … before finally heading in.”
Said Wallen in a statement: “I’m embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back. There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better.”
Radio stations are dumping the country musician as his album Dangerous: The Double Album, appears at #1 on Billboard charts for a fourth week in a row, Variety reports: “Cumulus, which is especially powerful in the country radio sphere, sent out a directive to the program directors of all of its 400-plus stations with the header ‘MORGAN WALLEN — EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.’ The message read: ‘Team, unfortunately country music star Morgan Wallen was captured on video Sunday evening using a racial slur. Effective immediately we request that all of Morgan Wallen’s music be removed from our playlists without exception. More to follow.'”
Here’s the video of Wallen violating COVID protocols.