Robert De Niro Gives Jay Z a Brief Lesson on Phone Etiquette

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Robert De Niro and Jay-Z got into an altercation at Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday bash. De Niro confronted Jay because the he hadn’t refused to return any of De Niro’s calls.

An insider says,“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.”

De Niro had complained to Jay that he had agreed to record a beat for the Tribeca Film Festival. De Niro had reached out to Jay to talk about the deal further, but Jay never returned any of his calls.

The source goes on to say,“Bob wasn’t in any mood to make polite conversation.  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. “De Niro kept telling him that he thinks he’s the man, but that he was disrespectful. ”

It sounds like Jay was being scolded by his pops.  I bet Jay felt like a little kid……hands in his pocket, looking at the floor, while periodically twirling his foot into the floor.  The scene sounds so funny to me.  Meanwhile  “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.”

But a source close to De Niro told us, “It was a low-key private conversation between two people that was apparently overheard. It was not a heated discussion.”

We know that Jay respects Big Bob.  He did shout him out in  “Empire State of Mind.” (“Yea I’m out that Brooklyn, now I’m down in Tribeca/Right next to De Niro, but I’ll be hood forever.”)

via Page Six ((edited))

Surely they go it together.

November 16, 2012 Celebrity Whispers, Whispers,,

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