The singer said he is 'embarrassed and sorry' for using the racial slur. 'I promise to be better.'
Morgan Wallen is apologizing after using a racial slur. The 27-year-old country singer was caught on video using the N-word and other inappropriate language as he arrived home after a night out with his friends.
The clip, obtained by TMZ, shows what appears to be Wallen walking to his place and telling someone to "take care of" this "p**** a** motherf**ker." "Take care of this p**** a** n*****," he adds.
"I’m embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back," Wallen said in a statement given to ET. "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.”
However, following the apology, country singer Mickey Guyton took to Twitter to call Wallen out.
"This is not his first time using that 'unacceptable' racial slur and we all known that. So what exactly are y’all going to do about it. Crickets won’t work this time," she tweeted. "How many passes will you continue to give? Asking for a friend. No one deserves to be canceled but this is unacceptable."
"Promises to do better don’t mean sh*t," she added.
Other country stars also spoke out against Wallen.
"It actually IS representative of our town because this isn’t his first 'scuffle' and he just demolished a huge streaming record last month regardless. We all know it wasn’t his first time using that word. We keep them rich and protected at all costs with no recourse," Maren Morris tweeted.
Kelsea Ballerini, meanwhile, commented on the different standard female country artists are held to.
This isn't the first time that Wallen has been surrounded by controversy.
Wallen previously came under fire in May when he was arrested in Nashville for public intoxication. At the time, Wallen wrote on Twitter that he and some friends were "horse-playing with each other," adding, "We didn't mean any harm, and we want to say sorry to any bar staff or anyone that was affected."
Wallen made headlines again in October, when he was pulled from Saturday Night Live after violating the show's COVID-19 protocols by partying in a bar. He responded by apologizing, calling his actions "short-sighted" and noting that he had "some growing up to do." He was rebooked on SNL eight weeks later.