By Kathy Iandoli
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.”
Gwyneth Paltrow first let Hollywood in on the secret that she could sing in 2000 with the release of her film Duets with 80s music icon Huey Lewis. As of recently, her singing has become more of a focal point, with a guest spot on “Glee”. Then, at this year’s Grammys, Paltrow collaborated with Cee-Lo Green for a performance of “Forget You” (“F–k You”). Paltrow stood atop Cee-Lo’s piano joining him in the muppet-infused rendition of Green’s hit single. While having already worked with Green, a former member of southern Hip-Hop outfit Goodie Mob, a collaboration with Jay-Z doesn’t seem so bizarre.
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.
If all goes well hopefully we’ll see Gwyneth Paltrow singing a hook on a Jay-Z song in the very near future.
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