Lil Durk Urges Kendrick Lamar To Work With Country Star Morgan Wallan Despite N-Word Controversy
Country star Morgan Wallan was labeled a racist after he was caught on tape using the n-word. But Lil Durk decided to ignore that notion and team up with Wallan on the 2021 single “Broadway Girls.”
Now, Durk is urging other rappers to give Wallan a chance. On Tuesday (January 4), TMZ caught up with The Voice artist and blatantly asked if he considered the Billboard chart-topping country singer a racist.
“Nah, he ain’t no racist,” he replied. “That’s my boy, you know? So we had a long talk — he had his public situation, we had [a talk] behind closed doors, and I’ll vouch for him and he good. … He ain’t canceled.” When asked if Kendrick Lamar should collaborate with Wallan, Durk said, “For sure. For sure.”
Wallen was at the center of controversy in February 2021 after a video of himself yelling the “n-word” and other profanities outside a Nashville residence went viral. Wallen was immediately dropped from his deal with Republic Records subsidiary Big Loud Records and ultimately released an apology.
“I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back,” Wallen wrote in a statement at the time. “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.”