*In the grand tradition of Julianne Hough, country superstar Jason Aldean dressed as rapper Lil Wayne for Halloween, a representative confirmed after a photo surfaced of him wearing blackface makeup and a wig with dreadlocks.
The picture, first posted by the website NashvilleGab.com, showed Aldean dressed in sunglasses, long dreadlocks and gold jewelry. Tyne Parrish, his publicist, said in an email on Tuesday that Aldean “dressed as rapper Lil Wayne for Halloween,” but refused to comment further.
In 2013, Julianne Hough’s famously wore blackface for Halloween to portray Crazy Eyes, her favorite character from the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.” The move sparked outrage and drew an eventual apology from the actress, who said she never intended to hurt anyone.
Aldean recently performed at the Country Music Association Awards, where he was nominated for album of the year. He is also nominated for two awards, favorite male country artist and favorite country album, at the upcoming American Music Awards on Nov. 22.