Morgan Wallen wins massive at Billboard Music Awards following n-word controversy

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Morgan Wallen took residence the award for prime nation male artist on the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

“I got the best d— fans,” Wallen stated throughout his acceptance speech. “Thank you to my momma for being my date tonight. I wouldn’t be here without you. Thank you to the Billboards for inviting me here,” he stated.

Wallen went on to thank his household, mates and his son, Indigo, for inspiration.

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Morgan Wallen accepts an award at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

Morgan Wallen accepts an award on the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

Though this was the nation music star’s first awards present since a video surfaced of him utilizing the n-word, Wallen didn’t point out the controversy.

In addition to taking residence a prime award, the “Sand in my Boots” singer carried out two of his hit songs. Wallen selected to sing “Don’t Think Jesus” and “Wasted on You.”

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Wallen was not invited to the 2021 Billboard Music Awards regardless of being nominated for 3 accolades.

Travis Scott additionally carried out on the awards present following the deaths of 12 individuals at his Astroworld pageant in November. Billboard Music Awards host Sean “Diddy” Combs addressed each scandals forward of the present.

Pusha T presents an award to Morgan Wallen at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

Pusha T presents an award to Morgan Wallen on the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.

“People make mistakes,” he stated in an interview with Billboard. “Now we’re moving on with love and respect for everybody that was hurt or affected. It’s time to forgive.”

“To have Morgan and Travis be able to come back and touch the stage again with the mindset of getting a second chance at life,” he continued. “Everybody in the room is getting a second chance at life, you know, because we’re back inside with no masks on. We need love and I’m excited about celebrating that.”

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Wallen acquired backlash on-line and within the nation music trade. Regardless that he was nominated for a number of Academy of Nation Music Awards, Wallen was not included within the ceremony in any capability. He was additionally dropped by his document label and his music was banned from iHeartRadio.

Morgan Wallen accepts an awardduring th e 54th Annual CMA Awards at Nashville’s Music City Center on Nov. 11, 2020.

Morgan Wallen accepts an awardduring th e 54th Annual CMA Awards at Nashville’s Music Metropolis Heart on Nov. 11, 2020.
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Wallen opened up concerning the video and his alternative to make use of a racial slur months after the video surfaced in an interview with Michael Strahan.

“I was around some of my friends and we just, we say dumb stuff together. In our minds it’s playful. It sounds ignorant but that’s really where it came from, and it’s wrong,” Wallen stated. “We were all clearly drunk and I was asking his girlfriend to take care of him because he was drunk and he was leaving. I didn’t mean it in any derogatory manner at all.”

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