Recently, high-profile actor Leonardo DiCaprio had a lavish birthday party in Manhattan. No one expected drama to pop off at this “A-List” only event but when Jay-Z arrived with his wife Beyonce’, things went downhill. Apparently, Jay-Z approached Robert De Niro‘s table to say hello but De Niro was NOT having it. He proceeded to publicly reprimand Jay-Z for not returning his many phone calls. De Niro claims he called six times and was ignored by Jay-Z after the rapper promised to participate in De Niro’s Tribeca film festival. Jay-Z’s response?…”I’m bad with my phone.” (What???) DeNiro was heard yelling, “You think you’re the man but you’re just rude and disrespectful. I don’t care who you are. If someone calls you six times, you call them back.”
De Niro got so angry and loud that Jay’s wifie Beyonce’ tried to cool the altercation down between the two. I’m sure Jay-Z won’t cross Bobby again. DeNiro is a real OG! Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Cameron Diaz and many others were in attendance and the whole room joked that Robert De Niro was the only star in New York BIGGER and BADDER than Jay-Z. It’s a lesson that even at Jay-Z’s stage in the game, humility is necessary… especially when you’re dealing with Greats and Heavyweights.