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Gwyneth Paltrow

Triggers Racial Controversy

after Using N-Word

6/4/2012 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0604_gwenith_paltrow_on_stage_twitterGwyneth Paltrow ignited a firestorm of criticism after blasting the N-word to her one million Twitter followers this weekend ... while describing a Jay-Z and Kanye West concert in Paris.

Paltrow was rockin out Friday at the "Watch the Throne Tour" ... when she decided to send a twitter pic of herself on stage (above) with the rappers and the caption "Ni**as in paris for real." If you've been under a rock -- or if you're Kris Jenner --  that's the title of a Jay and Kanye song.

The tweet triggered a tidal wave of negative internet buzz ... with fans questioning whether Gwyneth was using the term in a derogatory way. GP later responded unapologetically, "Hold up. It's the title of the song!"

That said, Jay and Kanye did go on to perform their hit song "Ni**as in Paris" a whopping 11 times that night.

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76.

DizzKid    

Maybe people attention should be gear towards Jay Z And Kayne for the name of the song instead hm?


This is ridiculously, and any black person getting mad at her for using it is ridiculous. It's black rappers and comedians that keep putting the word out there. If you want to get mad at someone, get mad at them smh!

817 days ago
77.

jordii    

yes, well, if you don't want people to use it don't write it into a song. so tired of black people using the word but its a big no no for white people. the word is disgusting to me no matter who uses it.

i bet rosa parks is turning over in her grave after what she did for black peoples rights.

817 days ago
78.

Jen    

This is the stupidest f*cking "story" I've read all week. The name of the song is N I G G A S IN PARIS. That's the name of it. Saying the name of a song doesn't make someone racist. How f*cking stupid can people be? She's only BEST FRIENDS with Beyonce & Jay-Z, so why on earth would she tweet to millions of people calling him a n*gger. So damn stupid!

817 days ago
79.

Leader of the ignorant masses    

That is not the "N" word. Whether anyone else should be able to use it means nothing if you actually named the song that and someone is just saying the name of the song. People trying to make a issue where there is not one.

817 days ago
80.

kitty    

Jay got exactly what he wanted by naming the song, a white girl saying that to make it a buzz on twitter, and tmz...

817 days ago
81.

Tony    

It's the title of the damn song! Chill out!

817 days ago
82.

theshannan32    

"Hold up. It's the title of the song!" so dont judge her for saying it.....

817 days ago
83.

H    

My thing as a Black man fk the word in general!! Let's keep it all of the way one hunnit!! The fact that this is even a post is weak! I guess me taking the time out is even worse.. but, first off I don't believe that she would do anything to offend Black people in general. She appears deeper than that. 2nd, she knows the words to NWA songs hard body!! 3rd, her pops, if i'm not mistaken, created the "White Shadow show" back in the days which means that if she was on set, she was with the likes every day! 4th she's a hip hop head and know's the culture heavy!! If that's not hard then I don't know what is!! This is some circus shhht!! My two pennies but, who asked me???

817 days ago
84.

reggie    

Big deal. Get over it people. It's in the song title. If they don't want people to say it then they shouldn't promote it.

817 days ago
85.

coomason    

I'm sure I'll sleep well tonight, now that I know this. Big woop!

817 days ago
86.

xxx3nvyxxx    

lmao people need to grow up obviously the people bitching about this are the racists

817 days ago
87.

larry    

they, the black community, use it all the time , its everywhere, so they need to get over it cause white people want to use it apparently . it just a word.

817 days ago
88.

dtox    

WTF, dont put the word in a title if you get offended by people saying it..

817 days ago
89.

CAREY CUMMINGS    

THE SURVEY IS MISSING AN OPTION- SHOULDN'T BE USED BY ANYONE.

817 days ago
90.

Lilttle Darlin NYC    

This is ridiculous. I'm white and I'll say *****s anytime. Its 2012, get a life. We have a black president, white people are the minority in this country. Hate is everywhere... move... on. Go volunteer somewhere instead of cry about nonsense like this. Shut the F up! Im so over this ***** s*^T

817 days ago
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