Country music star Morgan Wallen has found himself in hot water again, this time for using a racial slur.
In a video obtained by TMZ, Wallen is seen arriving at his house with a group of friends after a night out.
Within the clip, Morgan Wallen is heard using a range of profanities, including the N-word.
Reportedly, the video was captured over the weekend by a neighbour’s doorbell camera.
In a statement provided to PEOPLE, Wallen said he had no excuse for using the slur.
“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,” he said.
‘I want to sincerely apologise for using the word. I promise to do better.”
The incident marks the second time Wallen has sparked controversy in recent months, after he was disinvited from performing on Saturday Night Live for breaking coronavirus restrictions.
Back in October, footage emerged of him failing to social distance or wear a mask while in public.
The viral TikTok video showed Wallen drinking and kissing a woman at a bar while surrounded by other revellers.
At the time, Wallen admitted his actions were “pretty short-sighted” and he had “some growing up to do”.
“I respect the show’s decision because I know I put them in jeopardy, and I take ownership for this. I’d like to apologise to SNL, to my fans, to my team for bringing me these opportunities, and I let them down,” he said.
However, Wallen was given a second chance when he eventually did appear on SNL two months later.
Not only did he perform a song, but he also starred in a skit about his partying alongside Jason Bateman and Pete Davidson.
UPDATE: After Morgan Wallen issued an apology for using a racial slur, Variety reports that the country star has been ‘suspended indefinitely’ by his label Big Loud Records.
“In the wake of recent events, Big Loud Records has made the decision to suspend Morgan Wallen’s contract indefinitely,” reads a statement put out by the label. Republic Records, the Universal Music-owned label that distributes his recordings, “fully supports Big Loud’s decision and agrees such behavior will not be tolerated.”
In addition to Wallen’s music getting pulled from hundreds of radio station playlists, several country stars such as Jason Isbell, Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton and Cassadee Pope have condemned Wallen for his use of a racial slur (as per Rolling Stone).
— Big Loud (@BigLoud) February 3, 2021