Gwyneth Paltrow and Jay-Z
6.5.2009

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Son Calls Jay-Z ‘Uncle Jay’

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s 3-year-old son Moses is officially the coolest kid in school.

The son of the Oscar-winning actress and Coldplay frontman loves Jay-Z, according to his mom. “Any rock is daddy’s song,” she told Conan O’Brien on Thursday’s “Tonight Show.” “And any rap is Uncle Jay, Jay-Z.”

Moses’ favorite video from the Jiggaman is the controversial “99 Problems.” “We put on the ’99 Problems’ video ’cause he’s obsessed, which is actually quite not appropriate,” she laughed.

“He loves it and he sits there like this [arms crossed, nods head]. It’s the funniest thing. I should video it.”

The celebrity couple calls their son a “sensitive thug” after a lyric from Jay-Z’s “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love).” “That sort of characterizes him perfectly because he’s so out of his mind and then he has these very poetic, soft [moments].”

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are close friends with Jay-Z and Beyoncé. They attended the Carters’ wedding in April 2008. Jay-Z has collaborated with Martin on Coldplay’s “Lost+” and Kingdom Come‘s “Beach Chair.”