Why Did Gwyneth Paltrow Tweet the N-Word?

The actress takes flak for tweeting the N-word, but says she has a perfectly good explanation

Fans were not too pleased when Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted the N-word on Friday while she was attending a Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch The Throne concert in Paris -- but she claims that it's not that big of a deal. After all, the 39-year-old actress points out, she was referring to the title of one of their songs.

"Ni**as in paris for real @mrteriusnash (the dream) tyty, beehigh http://say.ly/ySc3rTP," she posted to Twitter, along with a photo of her dancing on the stage.

When she started getting backlash for the comment, Paltrow quickly clarified. "Hold up," she tweeted. "It's the title of the song!"

That is indeed the name of Kanye and Jay-Z's hit single, and considering that Paltrow didn't actually spell out the word (she bleeped it out like it's shown above), we'll go ahead and give her a pass this time. But perhaps next time she'll think twice about using a controversial word in a tweet, even if it is in the title of a song. Speaking of which, maybe Gwyneth can use her influence with pals Kanye and Jay-Z to convince them not to give their songs names that incite hate mail when featured in Twitter feeds? That'd be great.

This isn't the first Kanye/Jay-Z show Paltrow's been to recently. She also took her kids Apple and Moses to a Watch The Throne concert in London last month.

"Yup. Uncle Jay at the O2," she tweeted along with a photo of the kids holding their hands in the air making Jay-Z's diamond hand sign. We still can't get over the fact that her children get to call Jay-Z "Uncle Jay."

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