Music City Minute: Morgan Wallen Gets Booted From SNL.. Was His Partying The Reason?

There is a whole mess of drama going on right now with Morgan Wallen. So it all started last weekend. He was in Tuscaloosa for the Alabama - Texas A&M football game. Then videos on TikTok starting emerging of Morgan hanging out with groups of college kids. The issue people are having with this is that the college kids aren’t wearing masks and neither is Morgan. In a couple of the TikTok videos Morgan is seen sharing a bottle of whiskey and kissing women.

Morgan was set to appear on Saturday Night Live this weekend, however as the videos made their rounds on social media, that changed. All of that goes against safety protocols, so “SNL” had no choice but to remove him from the show.

Once the news hit that he was canceled, Morgan posted a video where he admitted that he made a huge mistake and vowed to change things. Here’s some of that:

He said, "I’m not positive for COVID but my actions this past weekend were short-sighted. I respect the show’s decision because I put them in jeopardy. I apologize to ‘SNL’, my fans, and my team for bringing me these opportunities, and I Iet them down.

"On a personal note, I have some growing up to do. I think I’ve lost myself a little bit. I’ve tried to find joy in the wrong places, but it’s left me with less joy. I’m gonna take a step back from the spotlight for a little while and go work on myself.

“[It] may be a second before you hear from me for a while, but I’m gonna go work on me, and I appreciate y’all respecting that, and I’ll talk to you soon.”

He also said that “SNL” boss Lorne Michaels gave him encouragement and told him they’ll find time to make it up.

It was back in May that Morgan got arrested for public intoxication and disorderly contact outside of Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk & Rock ‘N’ Roll Steakhouse in Nashville.

He didn’t break any laws this time around or get arrested. And some are saying it’s not out of the question to think the “working on me” thing will be him checking into rehab.


Beth was born and raised in the beach town of Jacksonville, Florida where she grew up listening to country music! Beth’s Mom always tells the story of how Beth would listen to the radio on her giant yellow AM/FM headset every night and belt out Brooks & Dunn’s “My Maria” – it’s one of Beth’s favorite memories.

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