When Gwyneth Paltrow tweeted, “N**gas in Paris for real @mrteriousnash (the dream) tyty, beehigh” live from Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne concert in Paris last Friday (June 1), The-Dream stepped in and claimed he had sent the tweet from the actress’ cell phone.

Turns out, he was just defending his friend. The R&B star admitted to MTV News on Thursday night (June 7) that Paltrow had indeed sent the tweet after all.

"We were Patron'd out of our minds, number one,” he began telling MTV. “Number two, I was moreso trying to take the heat for a friend because I knew that the reaction was going to be silly. I know what she meant. I know what she didn't mean.

"I knew it was going to be silly from the beginning, so I just tried to jump to her defense," he added. "Unfortunately, people were bothered and I understand it to a degree, but you have to still understand that we give the word its own power."

Continuing, The-Dream added that the title of the song itself makes it even more tricky.

"We created a song and titled it like that,” he said. “It's one of the biggest songs out, especially [since] Jay and Kanye are two of the biggest rap figures. It's like a catch-22, it's like a trick, like 'Yeah we're gonna say it and we're gonna sell it to you, but you can't really use it and you can't say it."

In February, it was announced that the R&B crooner would be serving as executive producer for Pusha T’s G.O.O.D. Music-debut LP.—Jakinder Singh