Morgan Wallen is under fire for saying the N-word in a doorbell camera video recorded by his Nashville neighbor.
As reported by TMZ on Tuesday, a man who the outlet identifies as the country singer appears to be stumbling towards his house around midnight when he tells one of his friends to watch over a guy in their group.
“Take care of this ------ass ------------” Wallen reportedly says, adding, “Take care of this ------ass ------.”
Prior to this, Wallen and his group were reportedly videoed shouting and honking a car horn in the neighborhood.
After the shocking footage went viral, Wallen issued a statement to TMZ apologizing for his words.
“I’m embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back,” Wallen said. “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.”
Despite his apology, Wallen has been condemned by the music industry over the controversial clip.
On Wednesday, TMZ reported that the singer has been reportedly banned from radio chain Cumulus Media. Additionally, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, and Country Music Television (CMT) announced they are pulling Wallen’s content from their platforms.
“In light of Morgan Wallen’s recent actions involving the use of a racial slur, we have made the decision to remove his music and content from our stations effective immediately,” a spokesperson for iHeartRadio said.
Wallen’s label, Big Loud, also said their contract with him is on freeze.
“In the wake of recent events, Big Loud Records has made the decision to suspend Morgan Wallen’s contract indefinitely,” a statement read.