R&B singer The-Dream has finally come clean on the hype surrounding a controversial “n*ggas in Paris” tweet from Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow‘s Twitter page last weekend, admitting he lied about posting it.
Still defending the blockbuster actress, Dream explained why he sacrificed himself for Paltrow.
The-Dream knew the type of hate that Gwyneth Paltrow would receive after her now-infamous ‘N—as in Paris’ tweet, so the Love King figured he’d take the fall for his friend. It’s not that the singer/songwriter feels that Paltrow did anything wrong, he just could predict how things would play out.”Well, we were there, of course. We were Patron’d out of our minds, number one. Number two, I was moreso trying to take the heat for a friend because I knew that the reaction was going to be silly,” The-Dream admitted to MTV News on the carpet for Vitamin Water’s Fader concert series in Hollywood on Thursday night. “I know what she meant; I know what she didn’t mean.” (RapFix)
This week, G.O.O.D. Music’s Hit-Boy spoke on seeing Dream and Paltrow party on-stage during last weekend’s Watch the Throne Paris concert when the tweet surfaced.
“I was right there with The-Dream and Beyoncé and Gwyneth and all those people, and we were just having a good time. I didn’t see that [the tweet], but they were partying together. They were sitting directly next to each other, so you never know. I just know we were all in the moment and Champagne was flowing. That moment was just incredible.” (Vulture)
Last weekend, Dream tried to help Paltrow out by claiming he made the controversial tweet.
“@Jenny_Tonic Fyi Sorry for the Confu I typed Ni**as in paris for real from Gwens Phone my bad I was Fkd up please excuse it! We were lit!,” he tweeted June 2nd.
“@honeysweetlife blame Me! F*ck off. Find a actual Fight that can move us forward. Don’t target someone u know want hurt a fly! Bully!” (The-Dream’s Twitter)
A couple days later, the Hollywood star addressed her buzzing tweet.
“Hold up. It’s the title of the song! RT@lovebscott Okay or Not? @GwynethPaltrow Tweets The N-Word: http://www.buzzlov3.com/okay-or-not-gwyneth-paltrow-tweets-the-n-word/ http://say.ly/IIs3rY4,” she tweeted June 3rd. (Gwyneth Paltrow’s Twitter)
Check out the “N*ggas In Paris” performance footage below: