Morgan Wallen releases an apology video for his use of a racial slur

Wallen published a five-minute video on his YouTube channel late Wednesday, stating he “let so many people down.”

“One thing I’ve learned already that I’m specifically sorry for is that my words matter, that words can truly hurt a person and at my core that’s not what I’m OK with. This week I heard firsthand some personal stories from Black people that honestly shook me.

“I understand what I’m going through today does not even compare to a few of the trials I found out about from them. I left from those conversations with a deep gratitude for them and a clearer comprehend of the method to my words.”

It all started when Wallen was filmed using the slur outside his Nashville home in a video first shared by TMZ.

He says that the racial slur was made after he was on a “72-hour bender.” He said that since the incident that he’s been sober for nine days.

Wallen also asked his fans not to “downplay” what he did.

“I was incorrect,” he said. “It’s on me to take ownership for this and I totally accept the charges I’m dealing with.”

In the wake of Wallen’s usage of the racial slur, his album “Dangerous: The Double Album,” topped the music charts. But Jason Isbell, whose song “Cover Me Up” appeared on the album, stated that he is contributing his part of cash scampered the sales to the NAACP’s Nashville chapter.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.