Gwyneth Paltrow (Sort Of) Uses the N-Word On Twitter, But Not Really

Not racist, just stupid

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Jay-Z (Patrick McMullan)

Everyone is very, very mad at Gwyneth Paltrow for being racist, because on Friday she tweeted a picture of Kanye West and Jay-Z performing in France.

“Ni**as in Paris for real!” the tweet read, referring to the song title from the duo’s album, Watch the Throne. We hate that this is forcing us to defend the creator of GOOP, but no, this is not a racist tweet. Especially because she didn’t write it? It was written by a black celebrity who borrowed her iPhone. So who is racist now, America?!?!

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When the attacks started, Ms. Paltrow–like any rational person–responded with “Hold up. It’s the title of the song!” It is the title of the song. The song doesn’t even use stars to replace letters, like Ms. Paltrow did. But also “Hold up” doesn’t sound like Ms. Paltrow!

Then it turned out that it wasn’t even Ms. Paltrow who tweeted it! Terius Nash, also known as record producer The Dream, sent a message on Twitter:

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!

What? Okay. Celebrities are weird. We wouldn’t let our friends tweet from our accounts, and we didn’t even star in Iron Man!

Conclusion: Do not let The Dream act as your ghost-tweeter. Especially if you still want to do that record with Jay-Z.

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