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It’s been nearly three years since the country music star Morgan Wallen was targeted by the cancel culture mob for dropping the n-word on camera as he returned home from a drunken night out with friends. Now, he’s speaking out to expose what he describes as the “dark side of the music business.”

Wallen Sounds Off

In a new interview, Wallen spoke out against the release of previously unheard tracks that he wrote and recorded in the early days of his music career. 

“Back in 2014, I went to Florida to try my hand at making original music and songwriting for the first time,” said Wallen, 30, according to Entertainment Tonight. “This led to a recording deal with a local investor and an artist management deal that I deeply regret. Unfortunately, I signed both deals without any legal representation.”

“We made 13 songs. Some were OK, most were terrible as I was just learning how to write in general and figuring it all out,” he continued. “I was not the only collaborator, so many of these songs were not my idea nor to my standards. We deemed five of them worthy-enough to make the ‘Stand Alone EP’ which includes a fan-favorite, ‘Spin You Around.’”

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Wallen Doubles Down

“Stand Alone (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)” was released last Thursday, much to Wallen’s dismay.

“For months I’ve been exploring every avenue possible to acquire the rights to this old music and keep the quality of my catalog consistent with songs I choose to release and believe in,” he said.

“It’s gross, greedy and an example of how the dark side of the music business can suck the soul out of artists,” he continued. “I want you to know this is NOT my new music and I don’t want to see this happen to anyone else. I cringe when I listen to these songs and I’m concerned my fans may mistakenly believe this is a new release by me.” 

Wallen concluded by revealing that he will be recording his next album next month.

“I am feeling inspired creatively and super excited to make more music I’m proud of,” he said. “Trust me, when new music is ready, you’ll hear it directly from me.”

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Wallen’s N-Word Scandal

Wallen found himself in hot water back in February of 2021 when he was caught on camera dropping the n-word as he arrived home from a drunken night out with friends. Last month, Wallen opened up about the backlash that he received for using this racial slur.

“There’s no excuse. I’ve never made an excuse. I never will make an excuse,” Wallen 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. That person is definitely not the same person I am now.”

Despite being targeted by the cancel culture mob, Wallen remains one of the most popular stars in today’s country music world. What do you think about his latest comments? Let us know in the comments section.


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