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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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WhatThe    

boring

787 days ago
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Mike    

Um, don't put it in the title of a song if you don't want people saying.

787 days ago
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I'm A Lawyer    

As usual, people making a big deal out of nothing. It's the name of the damn song.

787 days ago
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Holly    

Guys call women b*tches all the time. So what's the difference between that and a white woman using the n word?

787 days ago
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Chatter    

Typical backwards racism. Black rappers use the word "******" or "*****" in their music all the time. Samuel L Jackson used it no less than 4 times in an interview with BET. But...If just ONE white person says it (or Tweets it...)....*****s be gettin all uppity.

787 days ago
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icantbelieveitsnotbutter    

Not one ounce of talent between them. Paltrow has a better singing voice than either one of those clowns.

787 days ago
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random    

It is title of the song. Don't like it don't follow her!!

787 days ago
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Chatter    

oh...and "Thanks TMZ" for the censorship.....here...let's try another word... "Cracker"

787 days ago
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Cooley    

Gwyneth tweeted the name of the song that was playing at the concert she attended -- with the wife of the rapper!!! She didn't call anyone that. Is she not allowed to post the names of songs????

This is beyond made up controversy. First MTO, now you guys. Ridiculous.

787 days ago
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kronenburg    

Can we all just agree that the "n" word is offensive, regardless of who's using it? I'd like to see it retired from the English language. As for Gwyneth, there are few things more pathetic than some blue-blooded, blonde, rich beeyotch trying to gain "street cred" by using the word.

787 days ago
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mikeman    

don't want people saying the n word? don't put it in the title of a song. wow that people were upset by that is a bad, bad sign.

787 days ago
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Chatter    

How bout that..."Cracker" seems to avoid the TMZ censor. As a "white guy" I find that word offensive. That one...and "Clowns"....and "Asparagus"

787 days ago
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hotbitch    

I refuse to vote based solely on the fact that TMZ refuses to stop using the term "African American". When it became a crime to say the word black, I will never know. SMDH.

787 days ago
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Joe    

blacks want to throw that word around non stop. they use it in almost every rap song. i am white. when i talk to blacks at work, i will comment on rap lyrics, say a joke, repeat an incident on the train - all which include the N word. They have NO PROBLEM with it. Only the news media does,so they can get people to watch their shows or sell their papers. Oh, and Jesse Jackson has a problem with the word, he wants it outlawed, but he was caught on tape saying it against Obama. Please

787 days ago
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Liz    

People just need to get over themselves. What was she suppose to write...African-American's in Paris. Just doesn't have the same flow. Lol.

787 days ago
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