Wallen instructed Strahan that his music gross sales truly spiked after the controversy and that he and his staff 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 assume the N-word was ever applicable to make use of, Wallen instructed Strahan, “I feel I used to be simply ignorant about it. I do not assume I sat down and was, like, ‘Hey, is that this proper or is that this unsuitable?'”

Strahan instructed Wallen that he himself has been referred to as the racial slur earlier than, asking if he understood why it makes Black folks so upset.

“I do not know the way to put myself of their footwear,” the singer responded, “as a result of I am not, you understand, however I do perceive, particularly once I say that I am utilizing it playfully or no matter, ignorantly, I perceive that that should sound like, ‘He does not perceive.'”