“If I’m Honest” singer Blake Shelton issued a statement after some derogatory tweets from the past were exposed over the weekend. The messages, which were posted between 2010 and 2011, before he was an A-list star, were seemingly racist, homophobic and offensive overall.

“Everyone knows comedy has been a major part of my career and it’s always been out there for anyone to seem” he wrote in a Twitter message Wednesday. “That said, anyone that knows me also knows I have no tolerance for hate of any kind of form. Can my humor at times be inappropriate and immature? Yes. Hateful? Never. That said, I deeply apologize to anybody who many have been offended.”

The message quickly got the attention of his 17.8 million Twitter followers. After it was live on the site for two hours, Shelton’s post garnered more than 1,600 favorites and hundreds of shares.

Shelton, 40, has since deleted the messages. They said things like “Standing in line at a coffee shop in LA talking with the man in front of me. He orders a skinny caramel latte. I couldn’t tell he was gay!!!” and “wish the ----head in the next room would either shut up or learn some English so I would at least know what he’s planning to bomb.”

Apparently wanting to move past the drama, Shelton then posted a “big announcement.” In January 2017 he will join Luke Bryan at festival in Cancun, Mexico. “I hope you guys will be there to tell me what happens, because there is a good chance I’m not going to remember this night,” he said via Twitter.

His new record, “If I’m Honest,” can be purchased on Google Play for 99 cents. “My album costs less than a gallon of gas right now!” Shelton said in a pinned tweet.

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