On Aug. 23, 2022, Brittany Aldean, wife of fellow country star Jason Aldean, shared an Instagram Reel of herself applying makeup. "I'd really like to thank my parents for not changing my gender when I went through my tomboy phase. I love this girly life."
On Aug. 26, Cassadee posted on her Instagram Story and Twitter, "You'd think celebs with beauty brands would see the positives in including LGBTQ+ people in their messaging. But instead here we are, hearing someone compare their 'tomboy phase' to someone wanting to transition. Real nice."
Brittany shared Cassadee's message on her own Instagram Story. "@cassadeepope wrote this about in me regarding my last reel," she wrote.
In another post, Brittany vowed to "always support my children and do what I can to protect their innocence."
Brittany, who shares a 4-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter with Jason, continued, "The other day Memphis wanted to be a dinosaur and tomorrow Navy will want to be a cat. They're children."
She added, "Some parents want to be accepted by society so badly, that they're willing to make life-altering decisions for their children who aren't old enough to fully comprehend the consequences of those actions. Love is protecting your child until they are mature enough as an adult to make their own life decisions. Thankful my parents allowed me to go through my tom boy phase without changing my gender [sic]. Until then. Leave children alone!"
Meanwhile, Maren, who used to tour with Cassadee, tweeted, "It's so easy to, like, not be a scumbag human? Sell your clip-ins and zip it, Insurrection Barbie." Cassadee responded with nine laughing emojis.
According to Rolling Stone, on Jan. 6, 2021, hours after a mob of people loyal to then-President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, Brittany shared on her Instagram Story an image of two of the rioters, alleging that it depicted "Antifa disguised as Trump supporters." The Associated Press reported that there was "no truth to alleged 'evidence' that Capitol rioters were Antifa activists."
"Karen Morris. Thanks for calling me Barbie," she wrote, adding a lips emoji.
Cassadee later shared an Instagram photo of herself smiling from her recent trip to London. The singer traveled to the U.K. to perform at the Long Road Festival in Leicester.
"POV," she captioned her post. "Knowing you got under someone's skin you don't like in the first place."
While Cassadee did not mention Brittany by name, Maren fired back at Jason's wife and doubled down on her own nickname for her in the comments section.
"You know, I'm glad she didn't become a boy either because we really don't need another a--hole dude in the world," she wrote. "Sucks when Karens try to hide their homophobia/transphobia behind their 'protectiveness of the children."
She added, "F--k all the way off to Insurrection Barbie and the fellow IB's trolling this comment section with their hypocritical, hateful asses."
Cassadee responded to Maren with four queen emojis.
Amid the feud, Britney and the singers all received support on their social media pages from their respective fans as well as fellow singers.
Mickey Guyton responded to Cassadee's London post with four red heart emojis, while Joy Oladokun commented, "Proud of you! also people tend to say 'who are you' when you are winning and more talented than their dry ass fave. keep killing it."
Brittany did not respond to either of the singers directly but shared an Instagram video of Gabby Barrett performing onstage as the support act on Jason's Rock N' Roll Cowboy tour, captioning her post, "Now back to supporting amazing women."
In an Instagram Story video, Maren said, "Check on your trans friends, check on your gay friends. Anyone that is in country music and had to look at that bulls--t today and feel subhuman, so check on your friends. Me and Cass are good. Thank ya'll so much for the love and support."
Later in the day, a Twitter user tagged Maren and Cassadee in a tweet, writing, "Lots of confusing, public fighting & jabs in the @cma world right now between women over politics. There are, from what we've always known, enough obstacles for all the ladies in country music. Maybe put down the phone & focus on the guitar. Just sayin'."
Maren responded on Aug. 27, "If it's confusing to you, it's because you think we're 'fighting' over politics. We're not. This isn't political. We're calling someone out for being transphobic and think it's hilarious. It isn't."
Meanwhile, Candace Owens traded insults with Maren on Twitter...
...and fellow country star RaeLynn shared on her Instagram Story a photo of herself and the conservative commentator posing with Brittany. She captioned her post, "Mama bears for life."
Jason's wife shared her post on her own Instagram Story, adding, "For life," with four strong arm emojis.
On Aug. 27, Maren's husband tweeted, "Scoring quick points by picking on trans kids isn't something that is brave at all. And I'm proud of Maren for sticking up for them. Badge of honor to have CO engage in completely normal discourse, too. Shut up and sing only applies to those who you disagree with."
Ryan added, "Getting a lot of people telling me our career is over, as if the last time she spoke up about something it disappeared. Honestly, we're pretty ok over here. Tours are good, got a 2 year old we love, we're f--king fine, and I promise she isn't going to shut up now."