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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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106.

Ernest De Brew    

That is an excuse. Gwyneth is cool with Jay Z and Kanye, who could care less.

Now, for people who say the N word to offend or hurt a black person, they are immoral.

787 days ago
107.

David Baruffi    

When you're quoting what someone else has already said, not only is it fair, you being doing a disservice not to quote it. If "*****s in Paris for real" (and I don't know the song offhand) is the name of the song, that's what you say. If she said something like "Man, there's a lot of (expletive) in paris, that'd be something else, but not here.

787 days ago
108.

carina    

ppl need to realize the N word is offensive no matter who uses it.

787 days ago
109.

vs1986    

Please stop! It's not backwards racism, or "typical" anything. TMZ is making a big deal out this, not "black people". I'm black, and personally, I'd like to hear everyone stop saying the word, but as long as rappers use the word, so can anyone else. Don't blame us every time media (or Al Sharpton for that matter...I don't know that m****f****er) rushes to our defense. Most of us don't give a crap. I swear, the "well-meaning" media and black protesters do more to damage our already f***** up reputation than we do.

787 days ago
110.

Leo    

Get over it! if you put the N word in your song then it's not our fault, people that aren't Arican Americans are gonna sing it anyways and they will say the N word, so blame KanYe AND Jay Z for that

787 days ago
111.

LA-STEPH    

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.....

787 days ago
112.

Dae    

***** please... ZZZZ

787 days ago
113.

REALLY    

Does anyone really care what GP says?

787 days ago
114.

Dan    

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.

787 days ago
115.

what-the-what    

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.

787 days ago
116.

ChelseaPaige    

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!!!!

787 days ago
117.

Imperial    

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?!!!

787 days ago
118.

kiki    

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

787 days ago
119.

MrEguy    

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

787 days ago
120.

MrEguy    

¡əsɐəld 'ɐƃƃıu

787 days ago
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