Morgan Wallen Faces Indefinite Suspension of Recording Contract

Big Loud Records has effectively fired the chart topper after a racially-charged outburst.

Written by Chris Parton
Morgan Wallen Faces Indefinite Suspension of Recording Contract
Morgan Wallen; Photo credit: John Shearer

Embattled country star Morgan Wallen continues to feel the effects of a video which showed him using a racial slur, as his record label suspends Wallen’s contract “indefinitely.”

In a post to social media at 11 a.m. CT Wednesday (February 3), Big Loud Records announced it will suspend Wallen’s contract to record music, effectively firing the singer even as his latest album sits on top of the charts.

It’s the latest move in response to an ugly scene caught on film by a neighbor Sunday night (January 31), in which Wallen and a group of friends return home from a night out and cause a disturbance on the street. A doorbell camera captured the “7 Summers” singer calling a friend a “p**** ass n*****,” before the group went inside.

Morgan Wallen has issued an apology but the backlash has been swift, with most of the nation’s country radio stations removing Wallen’s music from playlists and some artists speaking up to denounce the rising star. Notably, this is the third incident Wallen has had in the last year, and his sophomore album Dangerous: The Double Album, has been on top of the Billboard 200 for three weeks.

This story is continuing, and will be updated as it develops.