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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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Thanks TMZ for writing such an ignorant story and giving all the racist in America a forum at which they can say things they would never say in public or to anyone. If you read through all the comments I can see why blacks have been saying this country is still racists because it is.. It will never be cool for whites to use the word ******s* no matter how many times a black persons says it... And if you don't believe try calling a bunch of black guys ***** and then explain to them how Kanye and Jay Z says it so it's okay for you to say.... Get the Hell Out of here with the BS.....

839 days ago


***** please... ZZZZ

839 days ago


Does anyone really care what GP says?

839 days ago


I got no love for this left wing wing nutjob Paltrow but if these rappers are going to put out songs with the "ni**as" in the title then people should not get offended when a "white person" says the title. They don't give a damn when white people spend their money to buy their crappy music. So STFU about being "offended" when white people say the title or sing the lyrics.

839 days ago


She did not repeat the name of the song "*****s in Paris" she said, and according to TMZ, "*****s in Paris FOR REAL!!" Read the quote people! What is FOR REAL???? Who or what is in Paris FOR REAL????? She was saying, Jay-Z and Kanye(*****s) are in paris FOR REAL..... just like the song..........that's the problem with the statement.

839 days ago


Do any of you retarded people know ****** is defined as in the DICTIONARY???? And ignorant person. If you aren't ignorant, then you have no reason to cry when the term is used. Get the **** over it, and if it's the title of a song by two black men, then don't be a hypocrite and hold a double standard just because your bitch ass got ***** hurt! Boom Bitches!!!!

839 days ago


The N word came about, by whites, during the era of slavery to dehumanize and degrade people of African descent. So yes, it is ok for BLACK people to use it bc it's a slur against BLACKS and if BLACK people want to turn the word into a form of comradery and/or defiance-then so be it (though I don't agree with that course of action personally). It is NOT ok for any other race to use it bc it is not a slur against them. Why don't you people get IT??!! Just like female friends can call each other "bitch", but it's not ok for a man to call them a bitch. The word "bitch" started being used as a way for a man to demean the character of a woman-that's why it's not acceptable for men to say it. Are any of you seeing the parallels here?!!!

839 days ago


Don't blame her., blame black men making a racial slur popular.

839 days ago


Making a big 'ol stink out of NOTHING. It's the title of the song. Grow UP.

839 days ago


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839 days ago


Reverse racism at its' finest. It was a song title. End of story. I don't want to hear one person that is not white call us by our derogatory names like whitey, cracker and a few others. We should all be held to the same standards. I sing along with songs that have that word in it all the time. Don't want me saying it, don't put it in a song.

839 days ago


People are just so stupid. What's the big deal? Are blacks deity or something???

839 days ago

415 Style    

She should know better anyway.


839 days ago


I do feel it would be better if nobody used the word considering how it came to be.

839 days ago

Gsharon 710    

You all act as if blacks or the rappers complained. You have so much hatred, you look for every reason to spew. The name of the song...ok?

839 days ago
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