Morgan Wallen Caught Using N-Word on Tape (Video)

Morgan Wallen

Morgan Wallen once again is behaving in a self-destructive manner. But instead of merely being kicked off Saturday Night Live as musical guest (temporarily) for breaking Covid protocols, the country singer has been caught on video using the mother of all racial slurs.

TMZ reports that The Voice season 6 alum returned home Sunday from a rowdy night with friends, and as he walked up his driveway he hurled the n-word and other profanities.

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 anger 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.

Morgan Wallen apologizes for use of a racial slur

Morgan, of course, is walking it back as fast as he can. He released an apology 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.”

Regardless, he been dropped from two huge radio station conglomerates. This, after his latest 30 song album, Dangerous: The Double Album broke country music chart records.

Cumulus, IHeartRadio, CMT Pull Wallen from playlists, record label drops him 

So far: Cumulus Media banned his music overnight. Cumulus is a huge chain. But even worse, the monster radio company, IHeartRadio has now also pulled the plug on the singer’s music. A spokesperson for the company said, “In light of Morgan Wallen’s recent actions involving the use of a racial slur, we have made the decision to remove his music and content from our stations effective immediately.”

Morgan’s music can still be found on Spotify and Apple Music. I suspect that the radio bans are just temporary. 

UPDATE: CMT, the country music cable channel is removing Morgan from all their platforms: “After learning of Morgan Wallen’s racial slur late last night, we are in the process of removing his appearances from all our platforms. We do not tolerate or condone words and actions that are in direct opposition to our core values that celebrate diversity, equity & inclusion.”

Also, Morgan’s record label, Big Loud Records, which is distributed by Republic Records, has suspended his contract: “After learning of Morgan Wallen’s racial slur late last night, we are in the process of removing his appearances from all our platforms. We do not tolerate or condone words and actions that are in direct opposition to our core values that celebrate diversity, equity & inclusion.”

Probably happening next: Morgan announcing that he’s entering drug and alcohol rehab. Not only is rehab the go-to PR move amid controversy that threatens to cancel an artist’s career, but Moran seems to actually have a substance abuse problem. Hopefully, he realizes that he needs help.

UPDATE: The Academy of Country Music has halted Morgan’s eligibility or potential involvement in this year’s 56th Academy of Country Music Awards cycle.

Mickey Guyton: This is exactly who country music is

Interestingly, Mickey Guyton, who made it to the Top 50 on American Idol season 7 is one of a handful of successful African American country artists. She posted an interesting thread on the matter. She shares that she receives racist messages from country music fans every day. Still, she’s willing to accept Morgan back into the fold IF he is willing to learn and change.

She names a bunch of singing show alums as allies including: Carrie Underwood, Kree Harrison, Danielle Bradbery, Cassadee Pope, and Raelynn.

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