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The-Dream Defends Gwyneth Paltrow’s Ni–as in Paris Comment

Wed., Jun. 6, 2012 7:35 AM EST
by Nicholas Robinson

Gwyneth Paltrow has never been the kind of star to get involved in embarrassing celebrity dramas, but the low-key star found herself in hot water this week after a backstage tweet using the N-word sent fans into an uproar.

While attending The Throne’s much-hyped show in Paris, Paltrow, who is BFFs with Jay-Z and Beyoncé, sat alongside Bey, Kelly Rowland and The-Dream at the show as the group cheered on Jay and ‘Ye.

But things went awry after The-Dream snapped a photo of Paltrow grooving onstage and tweeted it with the caption, “Ni—as in Paris for real @mrteriusnash (the dream) tyty, beehigh.”

The tweet was apparently sent from Paltrow’s phone, causing an uproar from angry fans who thought the actress crossed a racial line.

Paltrow later defended herself, tweeting, “Hold up, It’s the title of the song!” But as the backlash continued, The-Dream finally stepped in to defend his friend.

“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!” wrote The-Dream.

However, unhappy fans proceeded to lash out at The-Dream, prompting the music maestro to write a series of peeved tweets about the situation.

“Ni—a doesn’t have any power over me which is why this will be the last thing I say about it,” he wrote. “A word means something when u react to it! … Context is everything. Meaning it in the context as a Song which is how we Sold it to the world!!!!!! It is what it is … And actually Ni—az was in Paris! LOL. Stop wasting God’s time and do something with your life. Love not war.”

But the Twitter attacks continued against The-Dream and he once again defended himself against his angry fans.

“Trust me. If I felt a mfkr was trying me on that tip that was that close to me I would’ve been arrested. Be nice.” The-Dream later summed up his thoughts by writing, “WE GIVE THE WORD TO MUCH POWER!”

What do you think of Paltrow’s tweet and The-Dream’s comments on the ‘N-word?’ Let us know in the comments below and check some other racial conflicts after the cut. – nicholas robinson

 

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  • Louiseiford

    I think the Dream is right. They give the word too much power. Also, that was the name of the song. Chill out.

    • seriousness

      you r ridiculous and out of touch. the power is strong when they continue to murder  black men for no reason and nothing is done about it. and we continue to be discriminated against in employment, housing etc. look at the statistics on discriimination against blacks its very alarming. they have a lot people who call u s n words to take us back to feeling like lowly s;laves . r u black ? do u appreciate and love your ancestors and all they endiured so you could be free so stop being a sefish sellout. thats word.

  • Slraccess

    Don’t use offensive words; maybe then that will close the door to others using them. Stop opening the windows.

  • seriousness

    There is so much negativity to using the word. we all know at least a little bit about the history of white people using thatword towards blacks. its why we get very offended when they use it. theres so much racism in america against blacks. no one can use it but especially when your not black. becaus e most racial groups have distinctive racist teachings against blacks. the problem is you can like black culture without hating on us, trying to be black and being extremely disrespectful. just because blackout sellout entertainers accept it doesnt mean all blacks will allow not be offended and accept this disgusting behavior. if your famous and black and are not going to defend yourseves and the average black person then shut up and say no comment.