According to Page Six, things got tensed between Jay and Rob De Niro the other night at Leonardo DiCaprio’s star studded birthday bash in New York.
The event was stacked wall to wall with all of Leo’s celebrity friends like Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock and Jonah Hill, but things got interesting when Jay approached Robert De Niro’s table to say “Hello.” Apparently, De Niro had been trying to reach Jay-Z about recording a song for the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year but Jay had been dodging his calls so he wasn’t too happy. According to sources at the event:
“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. 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.”
“De Niro kept telling him that he thinks he’s the man, but that he was disrespectful. Beyoncé came over, but that didn’t calm Bob down. 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.”
Sheesh! I would never want to get on De Niro’s bad side.
When his reps were contacted for a comment, they brushed the incident off as just a “low-key private conversation between two people that was apparently overheard. It was not a heated discussion.”