During the concluded Halloween, Kim Kardashian West dressed up as music icons; Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, Cher and late R&B star Aaliyah.
For Aaliyah, Kim dressed in a replica of the singer’s crystal-encrusted bra and leather pants from her “Try Again” music video. Some people however criticized her for dressing up as a black woman and she has now responded.
“Aaliyah was such an amazing singer and she will forever be a music legend,” Kim wrote to her fans. “I saw online that some people thought my costume was in poor taste and I am truly sorry if that offended anyone. 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 Axl 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!”