Gwyneth Paltrow's "Ni**as In Paris for real," tweet has really stirred up some controversy among various members in the hip hop world. The-Dream already spoke up to defend his friend Gwyneth for the "N-Word" tweet, and now other notable figures such as Russell Simmons, Q-Tip, and Toure have all shared their opinions on the matter.
While Q-Tip didn't go in on Gwyneth in a negative way for her use of the N-Word (which she actually censored in her tweet), he did state that he believed she should have apologized just in case she offended some people which it obviously did, for whatever reason. Toure, tweeted about how it's funny that people have gotten so worked up about this one simple tweet, and yet they get less upset about more prominent racial issues that occur every day on our American streets.
The always outspoken Russell Simmons didn't write a series of long tweets, but rather posted links to articles that cover what he said about the issue on his own time. Russell stood firm in Gwyneth's defense, stating that she in no way was trying to offend anyone, she was just caught up in the moment and enjoying a memorable performance. Russell actually said that he got jealous when he saw Gwyneth tweet that she was at the show, not because he felt what she wrote was racist, but because he wasn't there to enjoy the moment as well.
"I'm a bit older and I don't get to jet-set to concerts like I used to, but when I saw Gwyneth was there, I must admit, I got a little jealous. The tweet she sent has since angered some in the black community, since she used the n-word. But when I saw it, it didn't faze me - not even one bit.
"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. My words are in defense of her.
"There is something truly inspiring about black culture and black music, hip-hop culture and hip-hop music. It is contagious. It was this explosive expression that spread out of the inner cities of America into the walkmans of kids like Gwyneth Paltrow during their childhoods in 1980s and 1990s. It allowed white kids to begin to sympathize with the plight of many in black America. And these kids have overwhelmingly become progressive in their politics and their social concerns. Having any Hollywood starlet at your concert was unimaginable, and having her quote your lyrics as a badge of honor that she was hanging out with you, you never would have dreamed of that – until your poetry hit the market and changed the world.
"So, for Gwyneth to tweet out her excitement about hip-hop taking over the planet is a good thing. She didn't mean any harm, she just was trying to ball so hard, and like Jay-Z says, 'motherf*ckers can't fine' her."
It's obvious and a known fact that Gwyneth Paltrow is not racist in any way.
Check out the rest of the celebrity tweets on Gwyneth Paltrow using the N-Word here.