Morgan Wallen Releases 5-Minute Video, Says He’s 9 Days Sober Following N-Word Controversy
Last week was a pretty terrible week for country music superstar Morgan Wallen. The dude was at the top of the charts, had multiple hit singles, the best selling album, and then it all came crashing down.
He was caught on video using the n-word. In the now viral video, Wallen can be heard telling his friend to take “care of this pu**y ass ni**a” — it appears that he was talking about his other white friend, so apparently Wallen thought he was being a badass or something.
Wallen was clearly drunk in the video, which is not at all surprising because he’s basically been drunk this entire past year. The dude has been bar hopping across every open state in the U.S. and making an ass out of himself while doing it.
But now, after being dropped by his record label and seeing that country music radio pulled his songs off the air, he’s ready to sober up and take control of his life.
He posted a 5-minute long video to his YouTube channel, talking about how he was at the end of a 72-hour bender when the video was shot.
I’m long overdue to make a statement regarding my last incident. I wanted to collect my thoughts, seek some real guidance and come to you with a complete thought before I did. I let my parents down and they’re the furthest thing from … the person in that video. I let my son down, and I’m not OK with that.
I’ve had this week to think about times when I was sober, and I’m really proud of who I am and my actions, for the most part, in those moments. When I look on the times that I’m not, it seems to be where the majority of my mistakes are made. So, I decided to go off the grid for a little while and get used to making good decisions.
He then talks about how he’s working to regain the trust of his friends, family and his team. And it looks like that trust will be gained if he can maintain his sobriety and stop acting like a douchebag.
Wallen also claims he’s going to take some people up on their offer to teach him how harmful his actions/words were…
I accepted some invitations from some amazing Black organizations, some executives and leaders to engage in some very real and honest conversations.
I’ll admit to you I was pretty nervous to accept those invitations. They had every right to step on my neck while I was down, to not show me any grace. But they did the exact opposite — they offered me grace, and they also paired that with an offer to learn and to grow.
Where do you stand? Forgive him? Hate him? Or just don’t five a f**k?