As a close friend of Beyonce and Jay-Z, Gwyneth Paltrow was amongst many celebs who attended the Watch The Throne concert in Paris recently. After tweeting a picture of herself, The-Dream and Jay’s right-hand man Ty Ty on stage with the caption “Ni**as in paris for real,” the actress finds herself embroiled in a heated race debate questioning her use of the racial epithet.
— Gwyneth Paltrow (@GwynethPaltrow) June 1, 2012
Her use of the word was the spark that set many people off, including internet personality B Scott.
When Scott asked his 100,000-plus Twitter followers whether it was ok that she used the word, Paltrow replied to defend herself:
— Gwyneth Paltrow (@GwynethPaltrow) June 3, 2012
Paris was, of course, the show everyone was waiting for to see how many times Jay-Z and Kanye would perform “Ni**as In Paris,” arguably the most-known song from their Watch The Throne collaborative album, and, as expected, the pair did the song a record 11 times in total.
With this in mind, do you think it was OK that Paltrow used the word as it was a reference to the song title, or should she have refrained from doing so?