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Jason Aldean Defends His Blackface Halloween Costume: ‘People Are So Sensitive’

Singer says he had ”zero malicious intent“ with choice of Lil Wayne costume

It should be interesting to see what Jason Aldean’s Halloween costume is this year.

Country singer Aldean, who last Halloween caught major flak for wearing blackface while dressed as rapper Lil Wayne, was largely unrepentant about his choice of costume in an interview with Billboard published Thursday, lamenting that “people are so sensitive.”

The musician added that he had “zero malicious intent” with his blackface moment.

“In this day and age people are so sensitive that no matter what you do, somebody is going to make a big deal out of it,” Aldean said. “Me doing that had zero malicious intent.”

The singer went on to blame the media in part for the uproar over the costume.

“I get that race is a touchy subject, but not everybody is that way. Media tends to make a big deal out of things,” Aldean opined.

Aldean did offer an apology, in the event that anyone was offended by his costume.

“If that was disrespectful to anyone, I by all means apologize. That was never my intention. It never crossed my mind,” Aldean added.

Aldean raised eyebrows last year when a photo of him in costume surfaced on the Internet. The situation was made even more awkward by Aldean’s ties to Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal, which also includes — yup — Lil Wayne on its roster.

Maybe Aldean should just play it low-key this year and trick-or-treat as a ghost. Just make sure the top of the costume isn’t too pointy, huh, Jason?