Walmart leaked Morgan Wallen’s new album several days before its release and the country superstar is not happy about it.
Wallen took to Instagram on Monday evening (Jan. 4) to express his concern over the leak after discovering that the retail giant already had his new album on shelves around the country.
“It’s been brought to my attention that some of my music, well my album, has leaked, at some Walmarts around the country,” Wallen said, adding, “Man, I’ve been working on this album for three years. I’ll be damned if I’mma let Walmart do the leaking like that.”
The incident prompted Wallen to take matters into his own hands.
“I’m gonna start doing the leaking of the songs myself,” he promised.
Moments later, the East Tennessee native began to share brand new songs on TikTok. Now, “Warning,” “Dangerous,” and “Rednecks, Red Letters, Red Dirt” are available on the social platform. The songs have already raked in hundreds of thousands of streams.
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“It’s kind of messed up, but I don’t shop at Walmart anyway,” the CMA New Artist of the Year continued in the video. “I also gave Target two extra songs. So if you’re going to buy my album physically, go to Target, baby.”
Dangerous: The Double Album is poised for a massive debut. The 30-track project is set to release on Friday, January 8. Among the album’s track list is the chart-topping single, “More Than My Hometown,” fan-favorite “7 Summers” and a duet with fellow country superstar, Chris Stapleton.
Wallen will celebrate the release of his sophomore album with a global live stream event with his headlining debut at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on January 12.