Country singer Morgan Wallen's recording contract cancelled following use of racial slur
Saturday, February 6, 2021
On Wednesday, US country music artist was suspended from his recording contract by Records indefinitely after he used the racial slur " " in video leaked by . Wallen stated to TMZ, "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 apologise for using the word. I promise to do better."
, which also distributed Wallen's music, stood by Big Loud's decision, saying "such behavior will not be tolerated". This decision followed the removal of Wallen's music from some radio stations, including the largest radio station group in the United States, . On Wednesday Morgan Wallen's newly released album, entitled , was at number 1 on the , having been at the number 1 position for three weeks.
Wallen also faced trouble on streaming services such as
- Callie Ahlgrim. "Big Loud Records suspends Morgan Wallen's recording contract after he was caught on video using the N-word" — , February 4, 2021
- Justin Curto. "Morgan Wallen Suspended by Label After Saying N-Word on Video" — , February 3, 2021
- Melinda Newman. "Morgan Wallen's Music Removed From iHeart and Entercom's Radio Stations and Others Following Racial Slur" — , February 2, 2021
- Jem Aswad. "Morgan Wallen’s Racial Slur Reignites Spotify’s Playlist-Ban Controversy, Started With R. Kelly" — , February 3, 2021
- Keith Caulfield. "Morgan Wallen's 'Dangerous' Makes It Three Weeks at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart" — , January 31, 2021
- "Morgan Wallen Hurls N-Word After Rowdy Night Out" — , February 2, 2021