News: Blockbuster Hollywood Star Dreams Of Jay-Z, "He Is A Genius"
Monday, Feb 28, 2011 11:05AM
Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has admitted that if she could collaborate with only one artist within the music industry it would be none other than rap mogul Jay-Z.
While keeping brief, Paltrow said she would jump at the chance to work with Hov.
Gwyneth Paltrow already has her wish list collaborations for her music career, and a certain Brooklyn rapper tops that list. At the Oscars' Red Carpet this evening (February 27th), the actress was asked who she dreams of working with in music. Her response? Jay-Z. "I think it would be a good combination," Paltrow stated. "He is a genius." Paltrow's husband, Coldplay's Chris Martin, has collaborated with Jay-Z on songs, "Beach Chair" from Jay-Z's Kingdom Come, as well as the unreleased song "Most Kingz" produced by Green Lantern. The two have performed together countless times and are rumored to be very close friends, with Paltrow as a buddy to Jay-Z as well. (RapFix)
Earlier this month, Paltrow performed alongside rapper/singer Cee-Lo Green at the Grammy Awards.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Cee-Lo Green perform his hit song "Forget You" at the 2011 Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on Sunday (February 13) in Los Angeles. The two were joined by The Muppets and at one point Gwyneth got on the grand piano! (Just Jared)
No stranger to hip-hop, Paltrow recently shared her admiration for rapper Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday album and Jay's wife/singer, Beyonce.
"I listen to everything," Paltrow said in an interview. "I probably have the most schizophranic [sic] iPod. My biggest obsession right now is the Nicki Minaj album. She's a genius. I'm also obsessed with Kanye's album. I really like Dierks Bentley. He has a bluegrass record that I really love...I watched Beyonce a ton because I think she's the best live performer happening right now. She has this amazing confidence..." (Stumble Upon)
On New Year's Eve, Jay and Beyonce were joined by Paltrow's rocker husband Chris Martin for a Las Vegas show.
The mega mogul Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, has signed up to perform at the the lavish launch party for the new Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas kicking off on December 31. And according to reports, he is being paid a staggering $1 million for the occasion. Another superstar couple who will be at the event, which marks the official opening of the $4 billion resort, is Gwyneth Paltrow and her rocker husband Chris Martin. Chris' band Coldplay are also on the line up at the no-expense spared extravaganza and are set to take home an equally impressing pay check. (Daily Mail)
Check out some recent Jay-Z footage below: