Morgan Wallen has been dropped by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME), Music Row confirms.
WME was Wallen’s talent agency, responsible for his public appearances, tours and contract negotiations.
According to Billboard, Wallen and his team were planning a massive headlining arena tour for late 2021-2022 as well as his first European tour. WME has yet to release an official statement, however, it’s likely that WME’s separation from Wallen will impact those touring plans.
WME is the latest entity to cut ties with Wallen in the wake of his use of the N-word. On Wednesday (Feb. 3), his label, Big Loud, revealed that his recording contact has been suspended indefinitely. Additionally, his music was pulled from hundreds of radio stations across the country and removed from major playlists across various DSPs. The Academy of Country Music revealed that he is ineligible for the upcoming ACM Awards and will not be invited to participate in the show. His content and appearances were also removed from CMT and the Country Music Association.
This all came after Wallen was seen on video shouting profanities and using a racial slur outside of his Nashville-area home.
“I’m embarrassed and sorry. I used an unacceptable and inappropriate racial slur that I wish I could take back,” Wallen shared in a statement to TMZ. “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.”