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Morgan Wallen set to open up about racial slur scandal in GMA interview with Michael Strahan

Morgan Wallen set to open up about racial slur scandal in Good Morning America interview with Michael Strahan: ‘I can only come tell my truth and that’s all I know to do’

Morgan Wallen is set to appear in an interview with Michael Strahan on Good Morning America Friday, in the wake of his scandal in which he was caught on tape saying a racial slur.

In an excerpt from the clip, Strahan, 49, told the country music artist, 28, ‘There’s going to be a lot of people who are going to watch this and say, “He’s only sitting 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 responded, ‘I understand that,’ noting that he’s ‘not ever going to make everyone happy.’

Details: In an excerpt from the clip, Strahan, 49, asked the country artist

Coming soon: Morgan Wallen, 28, is set to appear in an interview with Michael Strahan, 49, on Good Morning America Friday, in the wake of his scandal in which he was caught on tape saying a racial slur

Wallen added, ‘I can only come tell my truth and that’s all I know to do.’

Wallen’s controversy arose January 31 after a neighbor recorded the country artist as he came back to his house with friends, disturbing neighbors with loud noise and car horns. He was heard telling an acquaintance, ‘Take care of this p**** ass n*****’ and ‘take care of this p**** ass mother******’ as he entered his home in a clip posted on TMZ

The Whiskey Glasses artist was subsequently removed from the radio and disqualified from contention at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.

In a subsequent apology in a video clip, Wallen said he was ’embarrassed and sorry’ over the exchange, noting that he ‘let so many people down’ and was prepared to ‘fully accept any penalties’ he faced in connection with the incident.

Wallen was snapped performing at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville earlier this year prior to the scandal

Wallen was snapped performing at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville earlier this year prior to the scandal 

In a subsequent apology in a video clip, Wallen said he was 'embarrassed and sorry' over the exchange

In a subsequent apology in a video clip, Wallen said he was ’embarrassed and sorry’ over the exchange

Wallen said he ‘used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur’ that he wished he could retract.

‘There are no excuses to use this type of language, ever,’ Wallen said. ‘I want to sincerely apologize for using the word. I promise to do better.’

Wallen said that he was looking into educating himself on racism and reaching out to Black groups in hopes of making amends.

In an April 13 statement he put out, Wallen acknowledged past errors he had made.

‘I’ve made some mistakes,’ he said, ‘I’m figuring those out, + I apologized because I was truly sorry + have been making my amends.’

In spite of the scandal, Wallen’s album Dangerous: The Double Album has stayed atop the charts this year, with 241,000 album sales and 2.3 billion streams, according to MRC Data, Rolling Stone reported earlier this month.

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