Luke Bryan is now apologizing for an introduction he gave Dustin Lynch at his Crash My Playa concert on Sunday night. The apology comes after a social media backlash from fans alarmed by Luke’s over the top “rant.”
“No one has drank more liquor, no one has vomited more, no one has taken more drugs, no one has taken more IVs, no one has passed more STD tests than this next gentleman.” Luke said of Lynch during his introduction.
Luke was obviously…a wee bit under the influence
We covered Luke’s performances earlier this week with fellow American Idol judge Lionel Richie and season 21 winner Chayce Beckham, which took place the same night as Lynch’s.. It doesn’t take wading very far into video of that night’s concert to discover that Luke was, well, pretty wasted even as he took the stage.
Watch Luke’s controversial Dustin Lynch introduction below. The singer is obviously lit.
Luke insists that he meant no disrespect to his friend Dustin. Nevertheless he posted an apology of sorts on his Instagram stories (videos that disappear after 24 hours. But the internet is forever). Luke said, “I saw where people are starting to chat about my introduction of Dustin Lynch. Dustin Lynch is one of my dearest friends on the planet. No one respects him more than I do, and that night at Playa, Sunday night, last night, I get everybody out, and my introduction of him was complete sarcasm. Those words that I used were so absurd, I figured everybody would take it as sarcasm. Obviously, some people didn’t.”
“I’ve spoke to Dustin, I love him”
He added, “I’ve spoke to Dustin, I love him, he and I are all good, and I apologize to anybody that doesn’t understand my humor and sarcasm. It’s been going on like that down there for years. We’ll see y’all next year.” Then, he encouraged fans to get Lynch’s new single, “Stars Like Confetti.”
Lynch shared Bryan’s video on his own Instagram Stories, and commented, “Thx for the call, love ya bro. All good. We had a lot of fun down there again with the pirates.”
Luke’s Crash My Playa festival is a popular yearly festival that takes place in Mexico. This year, the festival ran from Jan. 19-22.