Diplo Apologizes for Playing Out Morgan Wallen Collab, Vows to Make NAACP Donation

Diplo Apologizes for Playing Out Morgan Wallen Collab, Vows to Make NAACP Donation

Diplo has publicly apologized for playing out his collaboration with Morgan Wallen during a Super Bowl party and has vowed …

Diplo has publicly apologized for playing out his collaboration with Morgan Wallen during a Super Bowl party and has vowed to donate to the NAACP in light of recent events.

Last week, the country singer was caught on video using a racial slur and backlash commenced — Wallen was immediately suspended from his label and dropped from radio play. This was all leading up to Diplo’s Super Bowl gig and the DJ/producer’s decision to play “Heartless” during his performance came under scrutiny.

Although Diplo’s team did not provide an immediate statement, the producer has since spoken out on his official Twitter page:

Heartless is a old song of mine thats been in my live set for years. Im sorry, I didn’t mean to make anyone mad or offended by playing a song featuring Morgan. It was by no means a Political statement or a message.

Following Jason Isbell‘s lead, Diplo is donating his proceeds to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Wallen has also come out with a five-minute apology video stating:

The video you saw was me on hour 72 of 72 of a bender, and that’s not something I’m proud of. I accepted some invitations from some amazing Black organizations, some executives and leaders, to engage in some very real and honest conversations.

He asked for those defending his actions to stop:

Please don’t. I was wrong. It’s on me to take ownership for this and I fully accept any penalties I’m facing. The time of my return is solely on me and the work I put in.

“Heartless” appeared as a single from Diplo’s 2020 country album, Diplo Presents Thomas Wesley, Chapter 1: Snake Oil.

 

Source: Billboard