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.