Gwyneth Paltrow Raises Ire for Tweeting the N-Word, Sorta

We all know that Gwyneth Paltrow is a fan of rap, but is it cool for her to quote the name of a song with the N-word in it?

We'll leave that discussion for you guys, but suffice it to say the Mistress of GOOP has gotten quite a bit of flack for excitedly Tweeting from a "Watch the Throne" concert in Paris the name of a certain Kanye West and Jay-Z song.

Gwynnie posted a photo from what looks like backstage with the words, "Ni**as in paris for real @mrteriusnash (the dream) tyty, beehigh". The magic of the Internet means that even an Oscar winner can read and respond to us plebeians, so when she read a story criticizing her, she wrote, "Hold up. It's the title of the song!"

(Also, what the heck is 'beehigh'? Is she actually cooler than us tossing around some newfangled slang that we're not hip to? Or did Apple get ahold of her smartphone?)

Paltrow is known for her love of rap, as you can see from this clip of her on "The Graham Norton Show" doing an off-the-cuff (and bleeped) cover of "Gangsta Gangsta" by NWA. This isn't her first time at the rodeo with Jay-Z, either; she was Tweeting from a London "Watch the Throne" show in May. Jay-Z also interviewed her for his website,, where he referred to her as "my sister" and chatted with her about her love of '90s rap.

Sounds like even though we're getting our panties in a wad, chances are good that Mr. Carter doesn't give a flying you-know-what.

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