Morgan Wallen is speaking out.
The embattled Country music singer sat down with Good Morning America, where he discussed his usage of a racial slur in a video that leaked in Febuary.
More details below…
In an interview with GMA co-host Michael Strahan, Wallen insists that he was not using the N-word in a demeaning way.
“I had some of my longtime friends in town and we had been partying that weekend and we figured we’d just go hard for the two or three days that they were there.”
“We say dumb stuff together. In our minds, it was just playful. That sounds ignorant but that’s really where it came from. It was wrong. We were all clearly drunk.”
He then went on to reveal that he donated a portion of his album sales to groups supporting Black people and Black musicians, like the Black Music Action Coalition.
“Before this incident, my album was already doing well. It was already being well-received by critics and by fans. Me and my team noticed that whenever this whole incident happened that there was a spike in my sales. So we tried to calculate what the number of – how much it actually spiked from this incident.”
“We got to a number somewhere around $500,000, and we decided to donate that money to some organizations – BMAC being the first one.”
Watch Wallen’s full interview on GMA below…