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Morgan Wallen’s label Big Loud Records remains silent on what follows his indefinite suspension

Morgan Wallen’s record label is remaining silent on their possible future with the country music star, after suspending him ‘indefinitely’ when he was caught on tape uttering a racial slur.

Executives with Big Loud Records, which signed Wallen in 2016, did not respond to repeated messages from DailyMail.com on Friday, and have issued no further statements since suspending Wallen.

It remained unclear whether the label intended to forgo any revenue from Wallen’s two albums, including January’s Dangerous: The Double Album, which has topped the Billboard 200 for the past three week. 

Big Loud also isn’t saying what the ‘indefinite suspension’ means, or whether they would reconsider teaming up with Wallen again after a review period.

Morgan Wallen’s record label Big Loud Records is remaining silent on their possible future with the country music star, after suspending him ‘indefinitely’ this week

Wallen's second album with Big Loud, Dangerous: The Double Album, has remained atop the Billboard 200 for three straight weeks. Labels typically take a percentage of album sales

Wallen’s second album with Big Loud, Dangerous: The Double Album, has remained atop the Billboard 200 for three straight weeks. Labels typically take a percentage of album sales

In their only statement on the matter, the Nashville label said on Wednesday: ‘In the wake of recent events, Big Loud Records has made the decision to suspend Morgan Wallen’s recording contract indefinitely’.

‘Republic Records fully supports Big Loud’s decision and agrees such behavior will not be tolerated,’ the statement added. Wallen is co-signed with Republic.

Despite the scandal, which Wallen apologized for, his music continues to sell well on iTunes, where his albums were second and third on the Top 10 Albums list on Friday.

Record labels typically keep a percentage of the sales of each record, but the details of Wallen’s contracts are unclear. 

Wallen, 27, has faced tremendous industry backlash, with thousands of radio stations banning his music, and the American Country Music Awards saying he is no longer eligible for the genre’s top recognition. 

He is one of the country genre’s biggest young stars, with his new record, Dangerous: The Double Album, spending three weeks atop the Billboard 200 chart, but the reaction from the music industry has been swift. 

iHeartMedia, the largest radio station group owner in the U.S. with more than 855 stations, has banned Wallen’s music from the airwaves, as have other large radio station owners Cumulus Media and Entercom.

Cumulus Media, the nation’s second largest chain of stations, was the first to ban Wallen’s music. Together the three companies run more than 1,500 radio stations. 

The Academy of Country Music, which is currently taking nominations for their annual awards show in April, said in a statement they would ‘halt’ Wallen’s eligibility for this year’s show and will also be reviewing the awards eligibility and submission process. 

‘The Academy does not condone or support intolerance or behavior that does not align with our commitment and dedication to diversity and inclusion,’ the ACM statement said.

The backlash came after Wallen was heard on a recording made by a neighbor and made public Tuesday, using the slur as he chatted with friends while returning to his Music City home. 

Wallen was heard saying of an acquaintance, 'Take care of this p**** ass n*****' and 'take care of this p**** ass mother******' as he entered his home

Wallen was heard saying of an acquaintance, ‘Take care of this p**** ass n*****’ and ‘take care of this p**** ass mother******’ as he entered his home

The Tennessee native’s neighbor recorded the country artist as he came back to his house Sunday with friends, disturbing neighbors with loud noise and car horns. 

He was heard saying of an acquaintance, ‘Take care of this p**** ass n*****’ and ‘take care of this p**** ass mother******’ as he entered his home. 

‘I’m embarrassed and sorry,’ the country music artist, 27, told TMZ, which made the video public on Tuesday. ‘I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back.’

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


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