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“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 49-year-old asked the country singer.

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was embroiled in the scandal in January when a video surfaced of him and his friends as they came back to his home after a night out. In a clip posted by TMZ, Wallen was heard using a racial slur.

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“I’m embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back. 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,” Wallen told TMZ at the time.

He also issued an apology where he said there was “no excuses to use this type of language, ever.” In a video later, he asked fans to stop defending him and said he wanted to “take ownership” for his mistake.

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He said he had “accepted some invitations from some amazing Black organizations, some executives and leaders to engage in some very real and honest conversations.” Although he was “pretty nervous” because “they had every right to step on my neck while I was down, to not show me any grace,” they “did the exact opposite — they offered me grace, and they also paired that with an offer to learn and to grow.”

Amid the scandal, Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album remained on the charts, with 241,000 album sales and 2.3 billion streams, Rolling Stone reported and he won three BMAs despite being banned.

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