Gwyneth Paltrow Tweets N**ga, Russell Simmons and The-Dream Defend Her

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Adelle Platon / June 6, 2012

It’s no secret award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow is besties with Jay-Z and Beyonce, so naturally she was caught rocking out in Paris for Jay and Kanye West’s “Watch The Throne” tour last week. Unfortunately, tweeting her excitement had some negative feedback.

“Ni**as in paris for real @mrteriusnash (the dream) tyty, beehigh,” Paltrow posted (@GwynethPaltrow) with a photo of her on-stage with the two kings (above). The characters had so many followers in a frenzy that she later clarified, “Hold up. It’s the title of the song!”

Soon after, her buddies The-Dream and Russell Simmons were up in arms, coming to the defense of the starlet.

The “Rockin’ That Thang” singer tweeted a series of rants about the word itself. “Yall still on that s–t! Yall Give “N—a To Much power,” he posted. “Its a Hot Topic because people aint got s–t To Do! Period.”

The famed hip-hop mogul Simmons took to a more well-thought out post on his Global Grind site, saying, “I have to throw my hand up and stand up for Gwyneth. I know her intentions were not to be offensive … she was just proud of her friend, Jay-Z.”

“I don’t have a permanent answer to the n-word controversy that appeases everyone,” he continued. “However, for the record, I have NEVER told any artist not to use that word or any word in my life and I never will; a poet can choose their own words to describe whatever they want in their art.”

Do you think Gwynnie was in the wrong for tweeting the N-word?