Thursday, November 15, 2012

This Is What Happened When Jay-Z Dissed DeNiro

NyPo's Page Six has the play-by-play:
Robert De Niro and Jay-Z got into a tense beef at Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday bash the other night, when De Niro called the rapper disrespectful, Page Six can exclusively reveal.

Spies say “Godfather II” and “Taxi Driver” star De Niro gave Jay a dressing-down in a roomful of celebs including Martin Scorsese because the rap mogul had refused to return De Niro’s calls.

Sources add that Jay tried to joke his way out of the situation, and even his wife, BeyoncĂ©, tried to intervene, but De Niro wouldn’t back down.

“Bob was sitting at a table, and when Jay-Z went over to say hello, De Niro told Jay that he never called him back,” a source says.

A spy then overheard De Niro complaining to the rapper, a fellow TriBeCa resident, about a song Jay-Z agreed to record for the Tribeca Film Festival. De Niro had reached out to discuss further details, but Jay never returned his calls.

“Bob wasn’t in any mood to make polite conversation,” the spy says. “He told Jay that if somebody calls you six times, you call them back. It doesn’t matter who you are, that is just rude.”

When Jay-Z tried to make a joke of it, saying he is terrible on the phone, a source says, “De Niro kept telling him that he thinks he’s the man, but that he was disrespectful.’ ”

“BeyoncĂ© came over, but that didn’t calm Bob down,” the source said, adding that afterward, “It was the talk of the party. Everyone was saying there’s only one star in New York bigger and badder than Jay-Z, and that’s Robert De Niro. He can be quite scary when he’s angry.”


  1. Not that I don't enjoy a little gossip. These people are retarded.

    Jay-Z was probably worried that DeNiro was packing heat with his gun permit personally signed by Guiliani in the People's Republic of New York.

    J should make some donations to Bloomy or record a banging track called Hurrican Sandy, Donate Candy to get his own connections require permit.

  2. Sigh... has EPJ been taken over by the MSM? As a general rule of thumb - if it involves Jay-Z - it's not news and no one cares!

  3. I'm going to call De Niro six times, and then get mad when he doesn't call me back.

  4. Jay Z was nothing until he married Beyonce... now they think they own the world. Typical for people like them

  5. So now we have to put up with brainless celebrity gossip on EPJ too? That's the last straw for me. Bye Bye EPJ.

  6. I always wondered if actors might start to believe they were their own characters, especially when his role is almost the same guy; even when he's a priest, he's still pretty menacing. You know - Travolta.

  7. I like the posters who complain about these types of posts. Why do they read them and then why do they comment? I read this just for their reactions. I don't know who Jay Z is but I know Beyonce.

  8. Basically, nothing happened. And why should I care?