Country music is making a statement after Morgan wallen was caught saying the N word and other expletives after a night out in Nashville.
In the video posted by TMZ on Tuesday, February 2, the 27-year-old singer can be heard telling one of his friends to “take care of this p-sy-ass n-ga.”
Wallen later apologized in a statement: “I am ashamed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could remove. There are no excuses for using this type of language, ever. I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better. “
However, the “7 Summers” singer’s peers are holding him accountable for his actions.
“The Nashville News Tonight Doesn’t Represent Country Music” Kelsea ballerini tweeted on Tuesday.
Maren morris He replied: “Yes. they would drop us, the endorsements would be lost, the social outcasts of the music line. “
The “Girl” singer was also the first to point out that this was not Wallen’s first “fight,” referring to Saturday night live retracting his opportunity to perform on the show in October 2020 after he violated coronavirus security protocols. (He was given a second chance to appear in SNL in December 2020 and poked fun at the scandal during a parody).
“In fact, he IS representative of our city because this is not his first ‘fight’ and he demolished a great broadcast record last month anyway. We all know it was not the first time he used that word, ”Morris tweeted. “We keep them rich and protected at all costs without recourse.”
Pope cassadee he also spoke in a lengthy statement.
“I am completely disgusted with Morgan Wallens [sic] words, “wrote the singer of” Wasting All My Tears on You “on Instagram.” Being so frivolous and carefree while throwing the most offensive racial slur I can utter … Some people just have ZERO sensitivity to a real fucking problem in this world. : Racism. It has no place in country music and has been tolerated and enabled for far too long. And it has no place in this world. “
Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler hubbard, who signed to the same record label as Wallen, applauded the Voice winner’s release and commented, “Amen.”
Mickey Guyton, for his part, he denounced racism throughout the industry.
“When I read comments that say ‘this is not who we are,’ I laugh because that is exactly country music. I have witnessed it for 10 years. You guys should read some of the vile comments thrown at me on a daily basis. It is a cold and hard truth to face, but it is the truth, “the singer of” Black Like Me “tweeted. “I don’t believe in canceling culture. Seeing someone fall from grace is a terrible thing to see. All people should have the opportunity to change. Morgan must feel the weight of his words, but getting rid of someone completely is detrimental to anyone’s mental health. “
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