Morgan Wallen Dropped by WME After Racial Slur Video

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The news comes in the wake of the country singer's record contract being suspended indefinitely and the Academy of Country Music declaring the singer ineligible for its 2021 awards.

Morgan Wallen has been dropped by WME, the agency has confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. 

The removal of Wallen as a client on Thursday comes in the wake of the country singer facing consequences after a video circulated online showing Wallen using a racial slur.

Following the video's release, the singer's recording contract with Big Loud Records was suspended indefinitely Wednesday. Shortly after, CMT announced that it was removing the singer's appearances from its platforms. Then in a statement shared on Twitter, the Academy of Country Music Awards announced that it would halt Wallen's "potential involvement and eligibility for this year's 56th Academy of Country Music Awards cycle."

IHeart Media also pulled Wallen's music and content from its stations, while SiriusXM and Pandora removed the singer's music from its playlists, according to a spokesman for SiriusXM.

Wallen has yet to speak out after the recent decision from his record label and his music being removed from curated playlists on most streaming services.

Shortly after the video posted on TMZ on Tuesday, Wallen offered an apology, admitting that he was "embarrassed and sorry." "I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back," he said. "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."

The controversial video comes in wake of recent success for the singer.

Wallen's Jan. 8 release Dangerous: The Double Album, released by Big Loud Records in partnership with Republic Records, spent its third week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and marked the largest streaming week ever for a country album.

Billboard also reported that in wake of the singer's blossoming success on radio and streaming, his team was plotting a North American arena tour for late 2021-22. The tour's venues would have been more than triple the size of the ones he performed in pre-pandemic.