The-Dream Says He Was “Trying To Take The Heat” For Gwyneth Paltrow Tweet
Blame it on some alcohol and good times for Gwyneth Paltrow’s controversial “N**gas in Paris for real” tweet, but not The-Dream, who says he did not send it out via her phone.
“We were Patron’d out of our minds, number one. Number two, I was moreso trying to take the heat for a friend because I knew that the reaction was going to be silly,” The-Dream told MTV News Thursday. “I know what she meant; I know what she didn’t mean.”
The actress and bestie of Jay-Z and Beyonce has been the subject of hate tweets because of the racial ramifications the n-word holds, though she responded with a simple, “Hold up! It’s the name of the song.”
Mr. Radio Killer says it’s because people treated the term with a derogatory sense. “It’s like a catch-22, it’s like a trick, like ‘Yeah we’re gonna say it and we’re gonna sell it to you, but you can’t really use it and you can’t say it.”
He admits he came to Paltrow’s defense. “Unfortunately, people were bothered and I understand it to a degree, but you have to still understand that we give the word its own power.”
The “Rockin’ That Thang” rapper/singer also predicts that the famed “Watch The Throne” track will continue to affect many moving forward, even with the N-word attached. “So I understand the title of the song, I know what the movement is, and I extremely was touched after they performed in Paris 11 times because I know that’s going to affect the culture 10 years from now.”