If you don't have anything nice to say…
Two years after a cheating scandal rocked Jason Aldean's world, he’s still dealing with haters. The country star went public with his relationship with American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr at the CMT Awards in June and if you don't like it – tough.
"It has been two years of this sh*t – get over it, already!" he says in the current issue of Billboard magazine. "And then when I finally do get enough of it and say something, every newspaper grabs it. And I'm not trying to get in the headlines -- I'm just trying to get people to stop running their mouths."
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Namely, he's fed up with faceless Internet commenters.
"I'm pretty private, but over the last couple of years I've gotten that taken away from me, which kind of pissed me off. You know, my kids get on there and read all that. I'm not blaming anybody," he said. "Obviously, a lot of that stuff is my own deal. But I could go post something on my page right now that says, 'Hey, we just donated $5 million to a children's cancer research center,' and somebody would get on there and go, 'You're an a**h*** cheater.'"
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But he doesn't let the naysayers get him too down. He and his lady love still make it a point to go out for date nights in Nashville.
"If I want to take my daughters to the mall, that's what we're going to do. If me and Brit want to go on a date, I'm not going to say, 'We need to eat dinner at the house, and sneak in the back door of the movie theater,'” he said. "That's ridiculous."
Adding fuel to the fire is Aldean's sexy new single, "Burnin' It Down," which is currently burning up country radio. Featuring lines like "Layin' right here naked in my bed" and "We about to get a little tangled up right about now," the song has raised some eyebrows among conservative music fans.
"People in country music, when they think about the fan base, they think about the soccer mom driving her kids to school in the car," Aldean said. "So then it's like, 'Somebody said 'naked' on the radio? Oh, my God. We've got to go to church tonight.' If that is the worst thing that's said on radio or the worst thing that your kids see on TV -- I mean, you see worse stuff than that on the Disney Channel."
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Click over to Billboard for more on Aldean's new music and to see what he had to say about his buddy Luke Bryan and the rise of "Bro Country."