Gwyneth Paltrow: Public Enemy and N.W.A. fan.
Kind of like our girl Mika Newton, Gwyneth Paltrow is another blonde who’s more than meets the eye. Or so she claims. In her latest issue of GOOP, Gwyneth’s weekly lifestyle newsletter, she took us behind the scenes at her recent Harper’s Bazaar cover photo shoot, and she mentioned something that caught us a little off-guard: “Two classic albums were played that day: Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A. and It Takes A Nation Of Millions [To Hold Us Back] by Public Enemy.”
Uhh, I think I speak for the entire country when I say, “WAIT WUT.” We know Gwyn’s a music lover (she’ll be presenting at next weekend’s Grammy Awards), but we usually hear her lauding the rejuvenating qualities of expensive juice fasts or making a case for organic vitamins. So forgive us for having a hard time imagining Gwyn rapping, “N***** start to mumble, they wanna rumble/Mix ’em and cook ’em in a pot like gumbo” while wearing very expensive couture dresses.
But hey, this just proves the connective power of music, right? Public Enemy probably didn’t imagine a rich movie star identifying with their tales of inner-city injustice, but I guess weirder things have happened.
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