Wallen advised Strahan that his music gross sales really spiked after the controversy and that he and his workforce determined to donate the additional revenue, estimated to be about $500,000, to some organizations, together with BMAC. The group has not responded to GMA‘s request for remark.
When requested what made him suppose the N-word was ever acceptable to make use of, Wallen advised Strahan, “I believe I used to be simply ignorant about it. I do not suppose I sat down and was, like, ‘Hey, is that this proper or is that this unsuitable?'”
Strahan advised Wallen that he himself has been referred to as the racial slur earlier than, asking if he understood why it makes Black individuals so upset.
“I do not know methods to put myself of their sneakers,” the singer responded, “as a result of I am not, you already know, however I do perceive, particularly after I say that I am utilizing it playfully or no matter, ignorantly, I perceive that that should sound like, ‘He does not perceive.'”