Hip-hop pioneer Russell Simmons is coming to Gwyneth Paltrow’s defense after the A-list actress tweeted the n-word over the weekend. Paltrow has been slammed by some after she posted a picture online of herself on stage with Jay-Z and Kanye West with the caption: “N***as in Paris for real.”
Jay-Z and Kanye were performing their hit song of a similar name when Paltrow sent out the tweet. The response to her message has been a bit dramatic by some, prompting Simmons to pen a lengthy defense of a star.
“There is something truly inspiring about black culture and black music, hip-hop culture and hip-hop music. No matter what color skin you might have, there is an overriding good effect that this music has on you,” he writes.
“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.
You can read the rest of Russell’s defense by clicking here.