Gwyneth Paltrow Defends N-Word Tweet: "It's the Title of a Song!"

Celebrity News Jun. 4, 2012 AT 8:56PM
Gwyneth Paltrow Gwyneth Paltrow Credit: Dominique Charriau/

Controversial GOOP-er Gwyneth Paltrow stirred up some trouble in the Twittersphere over the weekend.

Paltrow, 39, retweeted a photo of her on stage during her friend Jay-Z's Paris concert Saturday, rocking out with the "Encore" rapper and his Watch the Throne partner, Kanye West.

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Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow

"N----- in paris for real," the actress wrote, addressing fellow concert attendee The Dream -- and also reaching nearly one million Twitter users who follow the actress on the micro-blogging site.

It didn't take long for backlash from angry Tweeters to start rolling in, prompting Paltrow to do a little backtracking.

"Hold up. It's the title of the song!" she wrote on Sunday.

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Producer The Dream (real name Terius Nash) leapt to Paltrow's defense as well. "FYI, sorry for the confusion. I typed 'N----- in Paris for real' from Gwen's phone, my bad," he tweeted about his concert-going experience. "Please excuse it! We were lit."

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