Morgan Wallen has spoken out publicly since he was caught on video saying the “n word,” Taylor Swift released her reimagined version of “Love Story,” and more — here’s the latest installment of Five in 5, or 5 news stories that you can read in five minutes or less:
1. Music Executive Rakiyah Marshall defends Morgan Wallen
Music executive, Rakiyah Marshall has defended country singer, Morgan Wallen after he was caught on video saying the “n word” last week. Marshall, who is the Founder and CEO of Back Blocks Music, took to social media to share her support for Wallen.
2. Morgan Wallen publicly apologizes for saying the “n word”
A week after he was caught on video using the “n word,” Morgan Wallen has publicly addressed his misstep. The “Wasted On You” singer posted a message on social media apologizing for his behavior. He also shared that he has been sober for nine days.
3. Taylor Swift releases reimagined version of “Love Story”
Taylor Swift released a reimagined version of her 2008 hit, “Love Story” on Friday. The track–titled “Love Story” (Taylor’s Version)–is fans’ first glimpse into Swift’s re-worked Fearless album, which will drop on April 9. Swift shared her decision to re-record her previous albums after her music catalogue was sold to music industry mogul, Scooter Braun.
4. Sabrina Carpenter answers questions about Olivia Rodrigo
Sabrina Carpenter was asked about “driver’s license” singer, Olivia Rodrigo; their supposed feud; and her response track, “Skin” in a recent interview. Carpenter said her song, “Skin” is “not about one person” and that “[she’s] not out here to start some sh-t.” Watch the full interview below:
5. Claudia Conway auditions for American Idol
Claudia Conway, daughter of former Senior Counselor to President Trump, Kellyanne Conway, recently auditioned for American Idol. Conway addressed using social media to make her voice heard and more during her audition. Watch Conway make an appearance in this season’s promo below:
What music news stories have you been following this week?