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On Tuesday, TMZ posted a video recorded over the weekend of Morgan Wallen yelling expletives, including the N-word.
The country star quickly offered an apology to TMZ, taking full responsibility for the grainy video.
“I’m embarrassed and sorry,” Wallen said. “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.”
In the video, Wallen is seen arriving home with some friends and he advises his pals, who are getting into another car, to “take care” of his buddy twice, adding profanities, including the N-word, at the end.
Fellow country artist Mickey Guyton called Wallen out via Twitter.
This is not the first time Wallen has had to apologize in the last several months. In May, he was arrested and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct after being kicked out of Kid Rock’s bar in Nashville.
In October, he posted an Instagram apology after his Saturday Night Live performance was canceled when he didn’t follow proper COVID-19 protocols. He later appeared on the comedy show in December.
Wallen’s new LP Dangerous: The Double Album is in its third week atop the Billboard 200, making it the first country album to do so in eight years.
Wallen’s representative confirmed the statement to TMZ.
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.
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