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MC GWYNETH? Ah, How 'Bout No

You wouldn't ask the cast of Glee to suit up and play a double header against the Philadelphia Phillies. I mean they are an extremely talented and entertaining group, and it would be fun for a couple innings, but the novelty would wear off. People doing things outside their comfort zone is always a good thing to an extent. It can push you to learn a new skill and surprise yourself and others to see that you can do more than anyone ever had thought. However, there are times when it's ok to stay in the pocket and stick with your "day job" as the expression goes.

For example, Ms. Gwyneth Paltrow. She is an accomplished, Academy Award winning actor, a beautiful woman and proud mother. However, she is not a hip hop MC by any stretch of the imagination. I don't get it. I held back when she sang at the Country Music Awards. She was good, but it wasn't so great that she had to sing on a night when they were honoring country music's best. I would have rather more Carrie Underwood, but that's just me.

I stayed on the sideline when she took that stage at the Grammys to sing with Cee Lo. It was a real "bite your lip" moment for a wise ass like myself, but I like Ms. Paltrow, and I am not going to take cheap shots. We all saw the performance. It spoke for itself.

Ladies and gents, I won't sit this next one out. MC Gwyneth is not happening. She recently told Jay-Z that she knew the lyrics to NWA's "Straight Outta Compton." SO DO I! That does not make me a rapper. Let's slow the boat down, Capt'n Paltrow. We don't need you on a stage telling the crowd to "Throw your hands in the air!" It is not your sport, stand down.

I got to meet DMC recently. He is an MC – it's right there in the man's name. He and the likes of Chuck D, Rakim, MC Lyte, Eminem, The Beastie Boys, Kurtis Blow and so on are to rap what Ted Williams was to hitting. Let's let them do their thing and, Ms Paltrow, you do yours. It's not time to change sports like Michael Jordan. You are a gifted actress, and there are still scripts to read and movies to make.

At the end of the day, this is just my opinion. It's your life and career, Gwyn. But I'm telling you, I have a gut feeling on this one. Leave the mic alone. This ain't the sport for you.

You wouldn't ask the cast of Glee to suit up and play a double header against the Philadelphia Phillies. I mean they are an extremely talented and entertaining group, and it would be fun for a couple innings, but the novelty would wear off. People doing things outside their comfort zone is always a good thing to an extent. It can push you to learn a new skill and surprise yourself and others to see that you can do more than anyone ever had thought. However, there are times when it's ok to stay in the pocket and stick with your "day job" as the expression goes.

For example, Ms. Gwyneth Paltrow. She is an accomplished, Academy Award winning actor, a beautiful woman and proud mother. However, she is not a hip hop MC by any stretch of the imagination. I don't get it. I held back when she sang at the Country Music Awards. She was good, but it wasn't so great that she had to sing on a night when they were honoring country music's best. I would have rather more Carrie Underwood, but that's just me.

I stayed on the sideline when she took that stage at the Grammys to sing with Cee Lo. It was a real "bite your lip" moment for a wise ass like myself, but I like Ms. Paltrow, and I am not going to take cheap shots. We all saw the performance. It spoke for itself.

Ladies and gents, I won't sit this next one out. MC Gwyneth is not happening. She recently told Jay-Z that she knew the lyrics to NWA's "Straight Outta Compton." SO DO I! That does not make me a rapper. Let's slow the boat down, Capt'n Paltrow. We don't need you on a stage telling the crowd to "Throw your hands in the air!" It is not your sport, stand down.

I got to meet DMC recently. He is an MC – it's right there in the man's name. He and the likes of Chuck D, Rakim, MC Lyte, Eminem, The Beastie Boys, Kurtis Blow and so on are to rap what Ted Williams was to hitting. Let's let them do their thing and, Ms Paltrow, you do yours. It's not time to change sports like Michael Jordan. You are a gifted actress, and there are still scripts to read and movies to make.

At the end of the day, this is just my opinion. It's your life and career, Gwyn. But I'm telling you, I have a gut feeling on this one. Leave the mic alone. This ain't the sport for you.