Today in Folks Who Haven't Got the Memo That Blackface Is a Terrible Idea: Country singer Jason Aldean! The site Nashville Gab got its hands on a photo a few days ago featuring what appeared to be Aldean dressed as Lil Wayne. He's got a gold chain, dreads, a red bandana, shades and...yes, a face thoroughly painted brown.
Now Aldean's publicist, Tyne Parrish, has confirmed that the 38-year-old "Big Green Tractor" star indeed dressed as Weezy. The Associated Press wasn't able to get any further comment, and Wayne's reps didn't immediately respond, either.
Here's the costume—Aldean's wife, Brittany Kerr, is suspected to be the woman at his left:
Aldean performed at last week's Country Music Association Awards; he was up for Album of the Year for Old Boots, New Dirt.
Aldean, like Wayne, is one of the many major artists involved in Jay Z's streaming service, Tidal. We're wondering if one or both camps will come out with a wishy-washy, "It's cool, that's my dude!" statement.