Practically one yr after Cassadee Pope known as out Brittany Aldean for her transphobic feedback, she’s taking goal at her husband, Jason Aldean.
“I simply really feel like for those who’ve been known as out THIS MANY TIMES about being problematic, possibly it’s time to self-reflect? However what do I do know 🤷♀️,” the Voice champ, 33, tweeted on Thursday, July 20.
Jason, 46, has just lately been below fireplace for the lyrics in his single “Attempt That in a Small City.”
“Cuss out a cop, spit in his face / Stomp on the flag and light-weight it up / Yeah, ya suppose you’re robust,” he croons in a single verse. “Effectively, attempt that in a small city / See how far ya make it down the street / Round right here, we maintain our personal / You cross that line, it gained’t take lengthy / So that you can discover out, I like to recommend you don’t.”
The track, which additionally took seemingly goal at gun management laws and racial equality, rapidly drew ire from social media customers and different musicians.
“@Jason_Aldean I’m from a small city. Even folks in small cities are sick of violence,” Sheryl Crow, who hails from Missouri, tweeted on Tuesday, July 18. “There’s nothing small-town or American about selling violence. It’s best to know that higher than anybody having survived a mass capturing. This isn’t American or small town-like. It’s simply lame.”
A number of hours afterward Tuesday, Jason responded to the criticism about his songwriting.
“Prior to now 24 hours, I’ve been accused of releasing a pro-lynching track (a track that has been out since Might) and was topic to the comparability that I (direct quote) was not too happy with the nationwide BLM protests. These references should not solely meritless, however harmful,” he wrote through Twitter. “There may be not a single lyric within the track that references race or factors to it —and there isn’t a single video clip that isn’t actual information footage — and whereas I can try to respect others to have their very own interpretation of a track with music — this one goes too far.”
The nation singer additional famous that “Attempt That In A Small City” was meant to characterize the “feeling of a neighborhood” that he experiences rising up in Georgia “the place we took care of our neighbors, no matter variations of background or perception.”
Pope beforehand sparked a disagreement with the Aldeans in August 2022 over Brittany’s Instagram caption about outgrowing her childhood “tomboy section.”
“You’d suppose celebs with magnificence manufacturers would see the positives in together with LGBTQ+ folks of their messaging,” Pope tweeted on the time. “However as a substitute, right here we’re, listening to somebody evaluate their ‘tomboy section’ to somebody eager to transition. Actual good.”
Brittany, 35, responded to the claims made by Pope and Maren Morris — who additionally chimed in to sentence her beliefs — through her Instagram Story on the time. (Jason stood by his spouse’s aspect all through the web drama.)
“I will all the time help my youngsters and do what I can to guard their innocence. The opposite day, Memphis wished to be a dinosaur and tomorrow Navy will need to be a cat, they’re youngsters,” Brittany wrote that August, referring to her two youngsters with Jason. “Some dad and mom need to be accepted by society so badly that they’re prepared to make life-altering choices for his or her youngsters who aren’t sufficiently old to totally comprehend the implications of these actions. Love is defending your little one till they’re mature sufficient as an grownup to make their very own life choices.”