Gwyneth Paltrow Crosses the Line with N–ga Tweet

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  • The stars were out to watch Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Watch the Throne" Concert in Paris, including; the Dream, Spike Lee, and Beyonce's best friend Gwyneth Paltrow.

    One of the rap duo's hit songs is "N**gas in Paris" and it was their first time in Paris, France performing the track.

    In celebration, Kanye West and Jay-Z invited their celebrity guests on stage for the performance which led to a controversial tweet from Gwyneth Paltrow.

     She tweeted:

       "Ni**as in paris for real @MrTeriusNash (the dream) tyty, beehigh"

    The web quickly went ablaze in retweets and commentary about what was deemed by many an inappropriate tweet. Paltrow quickly tweeted in defense:

       "Hold up. It's the title of the song!"

    Many people are upset with the tweet and believe it is not okay for the white actress to use the term n**ga in any context, whether it was the name of the song or not. Beyonce and Paltrow are best friends. Maybe the actress felt comfortable with the term or it is allowed to be used around them. Who knows? Either way, Paltrow is definitely facing a lot of heat she probably did not see coming.

    What do you all think?

     

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    18 thoughts on “Gwyneth Paltrow Crosses the Line with N–ga Tweet

    1. Ms Paltrow is not the problem here. Until its usage (N-word) starts to limit the sale of CDs and lacks making $$$$, its usage shall remain “out of control”….across the board!!! Hell, its just like “sex”……..it sells!!

    2. I know what would be a game changer for Jay-Z (and Beyonce’)

      If Beyonce’s “good friend”, Gwyn Paltrow would look at their little girl and say, “Oh, isn’t she a cute little N-Word”. Maybe then it would hit home for them. And Jay-Z and his fellow rappers would stop justifying the use of the Word! Gwyn is not the problem.

    3. if the artist named a song using that, then it’s on those who thought it, other than that they have degraded themselves and every Black Person, after all the marching (58years of age) we’ve done in the past to stop the use of us being called that, it’s really sad for these men to let the world know, it’s okay to call us that.

    4. Halleluia. I agree. EVERYONE should just stop using the word. Than includes entertainers. If the N-Word is derogatory and degrading; (and it is all of the time). Then it is Derogatory and Degrading no matter WHO uses it; Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, or otherwise. Perhaps Jay-Z and African Americans who use the word, will get the lesson now. Can’t be hypocritical and try to make it seem like it’s some kind of term of endearment when an AA uses the word. .

    5. Halleluia. I agree. EVERYONE should just stop using the word. Than includes entertainers. If the N-Word is derogatory and degrading; (and it is all of the time). Then it is Derogatory and Degrading no matter WHO uses it; Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, or otherwise. Perhaps Jay-Z and African Americans who use the word, will get the lesson now. Can’t be hypocritical and try to make it seem like it’s some kind of term of endearment when an AA uses the word. .

    6. Halleluia. I agree. EVERYONE should just stop using the word. Than includes entertainers. If the N-Word is derogatory and degrading; (and it is all of the time). Then it is Derogatory and Degrading no matter WHO uses it; Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, or otherwise. Perhaps Jay-Z and African Americans who use the word, will get the lesson now. Can’t be hypocritical and try to make it seem like it’s some kind of term of endearment when an AA uses the word. .

    7. Halleluia. I agree. EVERYONE should just stop using the word. Than includes entertainers. If the N-Word is derogatory and degrading; (and it is all of the time). Then it is Derogatory and Degrading no matter WHO uses it; Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, or otherwise. Perhaps Jay-Z and African Americans who use the word, will get the lesson now. Can’t be hypocritical and try to make it seem like it’s some kind of term of endearment when an AA uses the word. .

    8. I agree with some of the other posts. It was the name of a song but she should have known there would be backlash. Secondly if black people use the word and show disrespect for themselves don’t get outraged when others don’t show you any respect. I don’t see any other group wallow in self denigration the way black folk do and for the record i do not, never have and never will use that word. It doesn’t exist in my or any of my friend’s vocabulary.

    9. If you find her or others offensive when they use that word, then talk to artist and the young kids encourage them not to use that word either or to each other.

    10. We(African American/black folks) put our selves in these situations, we are self distruct. If you want others to respect you, you first have to respect yourself.

    11. This is ridiculous! It’s sad that we still use that word but if we’re going to continue to be ignorant enough to use it we have to accept the consequences. I can’t believe we’re ignorant enough to have it in the title of a song but no one can blame Gwyneth for repeating the title! This is exactly why we have to stop using the word, period! I taught my son that we come from royalty and that we are bigger than a word given to us by very evil and hateful slave masters, which means the N-word can never and should never be used as a term of endearment. It’s an ignorant word used by ignorant people no matter who you are or what color you are. If you agree with slavery than keep using the N-word but if you’re a true Black Man/Woman you must speak like the King or Queen you were made to be. Having that slave mentality is our biggest problem and is our worst enemy.

    12. Why is it that we so freely throw around this awful word ourselves and yet become so offended when someone else of a different race does likewise? It doesn’t make any sense.

    13. We got to stop using it then white people wont use it. So many people use the word behind closed doors its ridiculous. I dont think Gwen is the problem. Do yo know how many times Cypress Hill has using the word Nigga or Big Pun or Jay Lo. Even Vanilla Ice. Why do they get a pass but we get mad about someone having fun with the song. She was not demeaning. Nigga can be a very proud word to great your brother and sister. Gwen has nothing but respect for her sister Beyonce. The color of our skin should not always be the reason we get upset about hearing the N word!!. I dont use it period.

    14. It’s the title of the song……..If you don’t want the word said…………STOP , putting in in the title of things where it will be read or repeated or stated………..

    15. It’s the title of the song……..If you don’t want the word said…………STOP , putting in in the title of things where it will be read or repeated or stated………..

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