Actress Gwyneth Paltrow Says Nicki Minaj is a Genius
When you think of a hardcore rap fanÂ Gwyneth Paltrow wouldnâ€™t typically come to mind. The Oscar winner may not wear her musical tastes on her sleeve but sheâ€™s a serious hip hop lover. Paltrow was recently out promoting herÂ latest film Country Strong, which centers on a country superstar dealing with addiction, a failing marriage, and an up and comer trying to steal her shine. While talking about her preparation for the role she revealed howÂ Beyonce was a huge inspiration for her and how some of her favorite albums right now include the latest fromÂ Nicki Minaj andÂ Kanye West.
When it comes to music on herÂ iPod Paltrow has a little bit of everything.
â€œI listen to everything. I probably have the most schizophranic iPod. My biggest obsession right now is theÂ Nicki Minaj album. Sheâ€™s a genius. Iâ€™m also obsessed with Kanyeâ€™s album. I really likeÂ Dierks Bentley. He has a bluegrass record that I really love.â€
When it came to pulling off her bestÂ music diva impression Paltrow channeled her inner Sasha Fierce.
â€œI watched Beyonce a ton because I think sheâ€™s the best live performer happening right now. She has this amazingÂ confidence and I thought to myself if I could just get a tiny bit of that self confidence then maybe I can pull off this scene at the end. You wouldnâ€™t necessarily think that Beyonce would be the inspiration for a country star [laughs].â€
You can find out if all that training paid off whenÂ Country Strong hits theaters on January 7, 2011.