Last week, Kim Kardashian came under fire for one of her Halloween costumes as people believed her decision to dress as the late singer Aaliyah was racist.
Just like Aaliyah's "Try Again" music video look, Kim wore the iconic silver chain bra, thick diamante choker and tight leather pants.
Fans took to Twitter to address their issue with Kim's get-up as the African American singer.
"Legend or not Aaliyah is a black woman and you’re not. It’s offensive and you shouldn’t push this limit, but ok…" one person wrote on Twitter.
Another wrote, "Yeah let’s just let all things pass under the rug, huh? Never said it was blackface, but you can’t tell me she didn’t add a lil extra tan."
"It's offensive because babygirl is DEAD & you can't pay homage when you're an Armenian just using her look as a costume. That's the issue."
After noticing all the hate she was receiving as a result of her costume, she decided to address it in a lengthy post on her app.
In the article, Kim writes, “When I was deciding what I wanted to be for Halloween this year, I had a lot of ideas that I narrowed down to musical icons and my second costume was Aaliyah. The look was inspired by what she wore in her 'Try Again' music video.”
“Aaliyah was such an amazing singer and she will forever be a music legend. I saw online that some people thought my costume was in poor taste and I am truly sorry if that offended anyone.”
Kim goes on to explain, “When I was creating the costume, I wasn’t dressing up as a race or culture but rather as a woman whom I will always admire. I play every kind of genre of music in my home and I like for my kids to be exposed to many different artists. For me, it’s always about love and respect. I loved that Kourtney was Michael Jackson for one of her costumes, and that my son was Axel Rose. We don't see color in my home. We were paying homage to people and artists we love and respect — it’s that simple!”
Read Kim's full statement here.