Actor Alec Baldwin, 53, has recently risen to the defence of his darling daughter Ireland, 15, after she was publicly chastised for quoting the controversial title of a Jay Z and Kanye West song on her Twitter page.
Ireland – Alec’s daughter with ex-wife Kim Basinger – claims she was innocently expressing her love for the rap megastars and their collaborative album Watch The Throne when she received grief over using the offensive ‘N’ word without censorship.
“I love Jay-z. And Kanye. Together. I want to see them in Vegas! Who’s coming with me?!” the teen tweeted on Sunday.
She then followed with the controversial comment, “N**gas In Paris- Jay-Z/Kanye.”
She may have been referring to the title of her favorite tune but followers that were unaware of the track lashed out at Ireland and branded her a racist.
In response to the controversy, the 30Rock star quickly took to his Twitter page in an attempt to smooth over the dissention and explain his daughter’s word choice.
N**gas In Paris- Jay-Z/Kanye’ think this is reference 2 a celebration of hip-hop music in France. Just clearin’ that up. Anyone who thinks that quoting the title of that song is racist is a disgrace. To the human race. ”
He also playfully shot a comment back to his daughter, “I love that song N****S IN PARIS!!! I love Kanye!! I love @IrelandBBaldwin most of all!!!
Ireland ended the outcry with a public Twitter apology, claiming that she never meant to offend anyone with the use of such a word, and 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.”
She also playfully tweeted to her father that “dad were going to get bashed on here for loving Kanye and Jay-z… We better stop.”
Alec is as famous for his fatherhood blunders as he is for his acting career. Some of you may remember the April 2007 voice-mail where he called his only daughter a “rude little pig” who needed to have her “ass straightened out” after she had “humiliated [him] for the last time.” After this debacle, the star spoke about writing a parenting book.
It will be ironic for some people, but I’m going to write a parenting book. We’re at, not a crisis, but an awful place right now in terms of parenting. People are raising their children with the belief that we need to be friends with our children. Kids have too much power and call too many of the shots, telling their parents what they will and won’t do.”