Back in 2021, the country music star Morgan Wallen was targeted by cancel culture after he was caught on camera saying the N-word. Now, Wallen is firing back to say that he is “actually mad” about how he was treated in the wake of this incident.
Wallen Sounds Off
“There’s no excuse. I’ve never made an excuse. I never will make an excuse,” Wallen, 30, told Billboard. “I’ve talked to a lot of people, heard stories [about] things that I would have never thought about because I wasn’t the one going through it.”
“And I think, for me, in my heart I was never that guy that people were portraying me to be, so there was a little bit of like, ‘Damn, I’m kind of actually mad about this a little bit because I know I shouldn’t have said this, but I’m really not that guy,’” he added.
“I put myself in just such a s— spot, you know? Like, ‘You really messed up here, guy.’ If I was that guy, then I wouldn’t have cared,” Wallen continued. “I wouldn’t have apologized. I wouldn’t have done any of that if I really was that guy that people were saying about me.”
‘Not The Same Person I Am Now’
In early 2021, video was released showing Wallen saying the N-word as he came home drunk from a night out with friends.
“That person is definitely not the same person I am now,” Wallen said of the video.
Wallen checked himself into rehab after this incident and donated $500,000 to Black-affiliated groups, yet the cancel culture mob still went after him. Despite this, Wallen’s sales actually increased, which showed him “just how much that people listen” to him.
“I don’t think I realized that, at least not at that grand of a scale at the time,” he explained. “I [learned] how much my words matter.”
These days, Wallen is more popular than ever in the country music world.
“When I started doing this, I had no intentions or expectations of becoming that guy,” he said of being a champion of the modern world of country music. “Especially when people say to me that they never liked country music before and now it’s [their] favorite.”
“I obviously have brought some of my own flavor into the space and everybody doesn’t necessarily like that, and I don’t care because I love it,” he concluded. “I love being able to incorporate all the types of music that I like. If I had to sing one kind of song for two hours, I’d lose my mind.”
Wallen’s Vocal Break
Earlier this year, Wallen was forced to take a six week break from performing after injuring his vocal cords.
“I got some bad news from my doctors at the Vanderbilt Voice Center yesterday,” he said, according to Entertainment Tonight. “After taking 10 days of vocal rest, I performed three shows last weekend in Florida and by the third one I felt terrible.”
“So I went in and got scoped yesterday, and they told me that I reinjured my vocal cords and that I have vocal fold trauma,” he added. “Their advice is that I go on vocal rest for six weeks, so that’s what I’m going to do.”
Fox News reported that while Wallen has since recovered, he is currently on hiatus from his “One Night At A Time” tour, which is set to resume in 2024.
The cancel culture mob tried to ruin Wallen’s life and career, but they failed miserably in this endeavor. While we certainly don’t support him using the N-word, Wallen has also taken responsibility for this and made amends. That’s why we’d like to wish Wallen many years of success and happiness to come!
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