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Is Gwyneth Paltrow Dropping the N-Word on Her Twitter Account?

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A lot of people may dislike Gwyneth Paltrow, but when the haters pounced after an unfortunately-worded missive was posted to her Twitter account Friday night, they did so a bit too quickly.

Paltrow was one of the concert-goers in attendance when Kanye West and Jay-Z brought their ‘Watch the Throne’ tour to Paris. But of course since she’s besties with Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce, she wasn’t in the nosebleeds — she was watching alongside Bey from backstage.

As West and Jay-Z launched into their hit single ‘N-ggas In Paris,’ they brought Paltrow out to dance with them, and that’s when the trouble started. Seems singer The-Dream was also part of that in-crowd backstage and, thinking his friend Paltrow would want to save the moment for posterity, he grabbed her phone, took a photo of her with the rappers, and posted it to her Twitter account:

Obviously he was referring to the name of the song and he “signed” the tweet himself, but some of Paltrow’s nearly 1 million Twitter followers apparently aren’t rap fans, because they thought a racial slur was being used — and that Paltrow was the one who’d used it. One blogger in particular mused, “Gwyneth might be getting a little too comfortable around her black friends.”

The-Dream quickly took responsibility for the mess, saying he was the one who actually wrote and sent the Tweet, and Paltrow herself defended it on Sunday, telling a detractor, “Hold up. It’s the title of the song!”

So no, you can’t hate her because she’s a racist — she’s clearly not. For now, you’ll just have to stick with the fact that she’s rich, famous, pretentious and rubs elbows with the entertainment A-list. Isn’t that enough?

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