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Baldwin defends daughter over love for Jay-Z and Kanye West

Ireland Baldwin, the actor’s child with ex-wife Kim Basinger, was expressing her love for the rap superstars and their joint album Watch The Throne when she came under fire for using the offensive ‘N’ word without censorship.

In a post on Sunday (18Sep11), the 16 year old wrote, “I love Jay-z. And Kanye. Together. I want to see them in Vegas! Who’s coming with me?!”

She then simply tweeted, “N**gas In Paris- Jay-Z/Kanye”, referring to the title of her favourite tune – but followers unaware of the track quickly hit out at Ireland and branded her a racist.

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Her father Alec, who was also unfamiliar with the song, quickly tried to smooth over the controversy by attempting to explain his daughter’s choice of words, writing on his Twitter page, “‘N**gas In Paris- Jay-Z/Kanye’ think this is reference 2 (sic) a celebration of hip-hop music in France. Just clearin’ that up.”

Ireland immediately corrected her dad, prompting him to condemn those who had been quick to judge his only child. He wrote, “Anyone who thinks that quoting the title of that song is racist is a disgrace. To the human race.”

And Ireland attempted to put the issue to rest by reluctantly apologising for her actions.

In a series of tweets, she wrote, “Man if you slip once on twitter, people start flipping a s**t… I had no right to use the word and I apologize if I offended anyone. But I was just writing the title of a song. No need to bash me.

“Whatever man, I still love Kanye and Jay-Z. And the album. And the song… This s**t’s CRAY (crazy)!!!! Ireland Baldwin is a racist everybody. who knew!”

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