Morgan Wallen wants to be candid about racist defamation scandal in GMA interview with Michael Strahan
Morgan Wallen wants to be candid about racist slur in Good Morning America interview with Michael Strahan: ‘I can only come and tell my truth and that’s all I know to do’
Morgan Wallen will appear in an interview with Michael Strahan on Good Morning America Friday, in the wake of his scandal in which he was caught making racist comments on tape.
In an excerpt from the clip, Strahan, 49, told the 28-year-old country artist: “There will be a lot of people going to watch this and say, ‘He’s only going to sit down because he wants to clean up his image; it’s all a performance. ” – so what do you say to that?”
The Sneedville, Tennessee native replied, “I understand,” noting that he’s “not going to make everyone happy ever.”
Coming Soon: Morgan Wallen, 28, will appear in an interview with Michael Strahan, 49, on Good Morning America Friday, in the wake of his scandal in which he was caught making racist comments on tape
Wallen added: “I can only come and tell my truth and that’s all I know to do.”
Wallen’s controversy arose on January 31 after a neighbor recorded the country artist as he returned to his home with friends and disturbed neighbors with loud noises and car horns. He heard an acquaintance say ‘Take care of this motherfucker, motherfucker’ and ‘Take care of this motherfucker, mother******’ as he entered his house in a clip posted on TMZ.
The Whiskey Glasses artist was subsequently removed from radio and disqualified from participating in this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.
In a subsequent apology in a music video, Wallen said he was “embarrassed and sorry” about the exchange, noting that he was “abandoning so many people” and willing to face “all the punishments” he faced in connection with the incident. ‘fully accept’.
Wallen was caught performing at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville earlier this year prior to the scandal
In a subsequent apology in a music video, Wallen said he was “ashamed and sorry” about the exchange de
Wallen said he used “an unacceptable and inappropriate racist insult” that he wished he could withdraw.
“There are no excuses for ever using this kind of language,” Wallen said. “I would like to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better.’
Wallen said he wanted to educate himself about racism and reached out to black groups in hopes of making amends.
In a statement dated April 13 he turned offWallen acknowledged past mistakes he had made.
“I made some mistakes,” he said, “I’m looking into those + I apologized because I was really sorry + I made it right.”
Despite the scandal, Wallen’s album Dangerous: The Double Album remained at the top of the charts this year, with 241,000 album sales and 2.3 billion streams, according to MRC Data. rolling stone reported earlier this month.