Gwyneth Paltrow created a small firestorm by tweeting "N***as In Paris, for real," during Jay-Z and Kanye West's show in Frence. As everyone chimes with an opinion, rapper/producer Q-Tip gave a thoughtful rebuttal to anyone who felt the need to defend the Oscar-winning actresses poor word choice.
"Listen rush simmons, toure, and all Black folk who are sympathist to this gwen paltrow n***a thing," Tip tweeted. "She may not have meant harm, sure it was in the heat of the moment but that fact that she showed not 1 IOTA of apologetic tone...given the historical weight of that word is not responsible on G paltrow's part."
"As powerful as hip hop is it DOESN'T erase the years of damage that not only that word has done but circumstances that usually surround it," he continued. "Sure there is empathy for the Black American struggle from all races but the empathy should be extended to the great pain we as blacks have experienced for generations. For the pain that we still deal with in our communities daily"
"Paltrow shouldve offered a 'If I offended anyone I'm truly sorry' as a person who loves black people and understands there's a scope of black folk that exist beyond the ones she partied with in Paris who are still dealing w/the complexities of their circumstances. Black folks that don't know about giving a white person a 'pass.' Rush? Toure?"