UPDATE-Gwyneth Paltrow is fending off backlash over tweeting the word “Ni**as” after joining bestie Beyonce at Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne concert in Paris.
“As Gwyneth defends her decision to use the word “ni**as” in a tweet, we need to first acknowledge an important fact: When Jay-Z and Kanye decide to name a song “Ni**as in Paris,” we are all going to find ourselves in some uncomfortable situations when the song title comes up in everyday conversation.”
During the sold out concert Gwyneth had a chance to dance onstage with Jay-Z, and proceeded to tweet a photo in all her excitement with the caption, “ni**as in paris for real.”
As a storm of criticism grew, Gwyneth responded with another tweet: “Hold up. It’s the title of the song!”
Should Beyonce and/or Jay-Z jump to Gwyneth’s defense? Perhaps they’re too busy hanging with Blue Ivy!
UPDATE: Beyonce’s longtime producer The Dream has taken full responsibility for the “ni**as in paris for real” tweet from Gwyneth Paltrow’s phone. You can see him standing to the right of Kelly Rowland in the picture. In a series of tweets under his real name, Terius Nash, he explained what happened,
“Fyi Sorry for the Confu I typed Ni**as in paris for real from Gwens Phone my bad I was Fkd up please excuse it! We were lit!”
Why does everyone blame it on the alcohol and/or smoking?? If you’re unable to manage yourself under the influence, don’t drink! The Dream continued,
“Context is everything. Meaning it in the context as a Song which is how we Sold it to the world!!!!!! it is what it is.”
“I’ve seen people not use the Word at all and have been the most racist people rather than use it in the context as the song it self.”