Goop may seem like a country bumpkin, especially with her portrayal of one in Country Strong. But in a recent interview, Paltrow revealed that she is a HUGE hip-hop music fan. Who knew Goop had an ounce of swagger? Yep, you heard right.
Heck with Coldplay. Goop ain’t into that shiznit as much as she is into N.W.A. and you better believe Gwynnie knows every single freakin’ word of her favorite rap track ‘F**k Tha Police’. HOLLA!
In an interview with Jay-Z where she interviewed her friend, Gwynnie revealed, “I first was exposed to hip-hop when I was about 16 (1988) by some boys who went to collegiate. The Beastie Boys were sort of the way in for us preppie kids. We were into Public Enemy, Run-DMC and LL Cool J. But then I went to Los Angeles the summer between my junior and senior year of high school and I discovered N.W.A which became my obsession … It was an accident that I learned every word of ‘Straight Outta Compton’ and to love something that a) I had no real understanding of in terms of the culture that it was emanating from and b) to love something that my parents literally could not grasp. But I was hooked. I can’t remember what I ate for dinner last night but I could sing to you every single word of N.W.A’s ‘F**k Tha Police’. Go figure.”
She also said that “I was never super into ’80s or ’90s pop. Aside from the hip-hop I loved, I was very into alternative stuff like New Order and The Cure and bands like Yaz and Book of Love. But when Nirvana came out, my mind was kind of blown. I remember sitting around a record player playing ‘Nevermind’ for days in a row with my college friends really mesmerized by that record, as everybody was at the time. I couldn’t believe my ears.”
What else don’t we know about you Goop?