*Former “The Bachelorette” star Hannah Brown has apologized for saying the N-word on Instagram Live while rapping DaBaby’s song “Rockstar” on video.
The star of Season 15 first expressed shock at having used the word when called out by followers. Brown also appeared to blame her brother for saying the word, saying, “I don’t think — maybe I did. Maybe it was Patrick,” after another unseen person speaking off camera seemed to encourage her to blame her sibling.
Finally, on Sunday, Brown took to Instagram Stories with a written apology, writing, “I owe you all a major apology. There is no excuse, and I will not justify what I said. I have read your messages and seen the hurt that I have caused. I own it all. I am terribly sorry and know that whether in public or private, this language is unacceptable. I promise to do better.”