Morgan Wallen apologizes for racial slur as backlash grows

“Take care of this “p*ssy-a** m*ther**ker” -,” Wallen can be heard stating, prior to including “take care of this p*ssy-a** n***er” ,” apparently in reference to one of the people with his group.

“I’m ashamed and sorry. I utilized an undesirable and improper racial slur that I want I might reclaim,” Wallen said in a statement. “There are no reasons to utilize this kind of language, ever. I wish to regards excuse utilizing the word. I assure to do much better.”

TMZ reported that one of Wallen’s neighbors recorded the exchange.

CNN has repeatedly sought comment from representatives for Wallen.

The singer-songwriter is one of the hottest up and coming stars in country at the moment. Last year, he won the Country Music Association Awards new artist of the year award and best new country artist at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

According to Variety, Cumulus Media has directed their more than 400 radio stations across the country to drop Wallen’s music from their playlists.

CNN has reached out to Cumulus for comment.

iHeartMedia also announced it would not play Wallen’s music.

“Because of Morgan Wallen’s current actions including using a racial slur, we have actually decided to eliminate his music and material from our stations efficient right away,” a rep for the company told CNN Wednesday in a statement .

Big Loud said Wallen’s recording contract will be suspended indefinitely “due to current occasions,” according to a statement on its verified social media accounts.

The label said that their distributing partner, Republic Records, fully supports their decision and “such habits will not be endured.”

A spokesperson for CMT told CNN on Wednesday they are removing Wallen’s content from all of their platforms.

“After discovering of Morgan Wallen’s racial slur late last night, we remain in the procedure of eliminating his looks from all our platforms,” the statement read. “We do not endure or excuse words and actions that remain in direct opposition to our core worths that commemorate variety, equity and addition.”

Country artist Mickey Guyton, who is Black, responded with a broken heart emoji to a tweet defending Wallen.

Guyton also tweeted “When I check out remarks stating ‘this is not who we are’ I laugh since this is precisely who c and w is. I have actually experienced it for 10 gd years. You people must simply check out a few of the repellent remarks tossed at me daily. It’s a cold difficult reality to deal with however it is the reality.”

“I question daily regarding why I continue to combat to be in a market that appears to dislike me a lot,” she wrote. “However then I understand there is a brand-new artist of color, all intense eyed and thrilled to be in this market.”

She went on to tweet about her love of country music and a list of artists who should be supported. Guyton wrote “And last but not least, I do not think in cancel culture.”

“Enjoying anybody fall from grace is a dreadful thing to see,” she tweeted. “Individuals need to all be provided a possibility to alter. Morgan should feel the weight of his words however entirely tossing somebody away is destructive to anybody’s psychological health.

Months after “SNL” changed him as their musical visitor, Wallen appeared on the program and took part in an act minimizing the earlier occurrence that had actually gotten him booted.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.