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Social media tried to cancel Morgan Wallen for using the n-word, but the attempt backfired when the country singer's fans rallied behind him and his music sales skyrocketed.

Now Wallen says he regrets using the racially offensive word -- and he wants his fans to stop using it also.

The 27-year-old Tennessee native was captured on video calling someone a "pu**y ass n*gger" outside his Nashville home on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

After the video went viral on TMZ, the "Cancel Culture" came for Wallen on social media, tagging radio stations to stop playing his music.

Following the public backlash, Wallen's record label dropped him and he was also dropped by his talent agency WME.
 

 

Radio corporations including iHeartMedia and Cumulus Media pulled his music from radio airwaves, according to Forbes.com.

Country Music Television (CMT) also issued a statement, saying the channel was working to remove the singer on its platforms.

But, in the midst of all the public shaming and cancelations, Wallen's music streaming sales soared to new heights.

Billboard says Wallen's catalog of albums and songs sales increased by 339% compared to sales on Feb. 2. And his album sales rose 593% compared to sales on Feb. 2.

Wallen shared a five-minute video on Instagram, in which he asked his fans to stop defending him.

"The video you saw was me on hour 72 of 72 of a bender, and that's not something I'm proud of either," he said. "Obviously the natural thing to do is to apologize..."

The country singer said he's been sober for 9 days.

"And lastly, I have one favor to ask: I appreciate those who still see something in me and have defended me. But for today, 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 upon me and the work I put in."

He ended his apology with a Bible verse from 1 Corinthians 13:11 - "When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.

"That's what I'm a be doing for the next little bit. God bless."

Wallen is best known for competing in the sixth season of The Voice in 2014.
 

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K. Michelle shocked her fans by announcing she is departing Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta after six years.

The studio singer announced her departure on Twitter.com on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Michelle explained that her heart was no longer in it and that she had "no desire" or passion to continue faking scenes on LHHATL.

"I just didn't care. I knew it was time for something bigger than throwing drinks," she said.

K. Michelle won't be gone for long. She will be throwing drinks on her own reality TV show on Lifetime Network in February 2021.

The 34-year-old mom-of-one is rebranding herself as a country music singer in Nashville, Tennessee, after her R&B career failed to take off.

"It's such an amazing feeling to not only watch your dreams come true but to KNOW ILL BE HELPING WOMEN TO LIVE. Saving lives," she wrote. "When they count you out, God will count you in."

Question: Will you boy K. Michelle's country music songs?

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Country music pioneer Charley Pride has died at 86. According to reports, the singer passed away on Saturday, Dec. 12.

Corporate-owned news outlets immediately attributed his death to "complications from Covid-19."

Normally media outlets will wait for an autopsy to determine the cause of death. A coroner's report usually takes a week to 2 weeks.

But nowadays, media outlets rush to label celebrity deaths as Covid-19-related -- particularly if the celebrity is Black.

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Country music's first black superstar enjoyed 29 number ones and multiple top 10 hits in the U.S. charts with songs like "Crystal Chandeliers", "Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone", and "Mountain of Love."

One of 11 kids, Pride was born in Mississippi and became a baseball prospect after serving in the U.S. Army. When his sports career didn't pan out he moved to Nashville, Tennessee in the early 1960s with a dream of becoming a recording artist. Chet Atkins eventually signed him to a contract with RCA and his career took off.

Pride won the CMA Entertainer of the Year in 1971 and three Grammys the following year for his gospel songs "Let Me Live" and "Did You Think to Pray."

In 1973, he picked up another Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for the album Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs.

In 2000 he was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Dolly Parton was among the first pay tribute to Pride following the news of his death - she wrote:

"I'm so heartbroken that one of my dearest and oldest friends, Charley Pride, has passed away. It's even worse to know that he passed away from COVID-19. What a horrible, horrible virus. Charley, we will always love you."

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