(Nashville, TN) - The hottest star in country music is being taken off some of the airwaves. Morgan Wallen was caught on video using the "N-word" at his residence.
Cumulus Media, the nation’s second largest radio chain, is pulling his songs from its airwaves. In a directive to its program directors, Cumulus stated “Team, unfortunately country music star Morgan Wallen was captured on video Sunday evening using a racial slur. Effective immediately we request that all of Morgan Wallen’s music be removed from our playlists without exception. More to follow.” Other radio stations are expected to follow suit.
In a statement, Wallen said “I’m embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back. 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.”
Wallen is scheduled to perform this year at the La Porte County Fair. His show at the fair sold out in just over ten minutes.