Morgan Wallen Issues Apology After Using Racial Slur: ‘I’m Embarrassed and Sorry’

Morgan Wallen has issued an apology after a video of him using a racial slur outside of his Nashville-area home…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 2, 2021


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Morgan Wallen; Photo Courtesy CMA

Morgan Wallen has issued an apology after a video of him using a racial slur outside of his Nashville-area home surfaced online. 

In a video obtained by TMZ, Wallen is seen shouting profanities and using a racial slur before entering his home with a group of friends on Sunday evening (Jan. 31). 

In the clip, captured by a neighbor’s doorbell camera, Wallen can be heard saying, “take care of” this “p**** a** mother******” and “take care of this p**** a** n*****.”

“I’m embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back,” Wallen shared in a statement to TMZ. “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.”

Wallen previously made headlines and issued an apology last fall after a video of him partying maskless at various bars near the University of Alabama surfaced on the web. He was later removed from his debut appearance on Saturday Night Live

“My actions this past weekend were pretty short-sighted and they have obviously affected my long-term goals and my dreams,” Wallen said in an apology video. “I respect the show’s decision because I know that I put them in jeopardy, and I take ownership for this.”

In June of 2020, he was arrested in Nashville for disorderly conduct.

The incident comes as Wallen’s sophomore project, Dangerous: The Double Album, spends its third week atop the Billboard 200 chart. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.