Robert De Niro confronts Jay-Z over unreturned phone calls

By Luis Vargas,
The two spoke at Leonardo DiCaprio's birthday party

Silver Linings Playbook star Robert De Niro attended Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday party in New York last weekend where he ran into rapper Jay-Z. The encounter was not exactly a friendly one.

The New York Post reports that someone overheard De Niro complaining about a rapper that agreed to record a song for the Tribeca Film Festival, but when De Niro reached out to discuss the song the rapper never returned his calls.

A source said that when Jay-Z came over to De Niro’s table to greet him De Niro confronted Jay-Z on why he never called back. According to the source Jay-Z tried to make a joke of the situation by saying that he is terrible on the phone, however De Niro called Jay-Z disrespectful.

The source says, “He (De Niro) told Jay that if somebody calls you six times, you call them back. It doesn’t matter who you are, that is just rude.”

The Huffington Post explains that Jay-Z may have been a bit too busy to respond to calls. He recently finished the “Watch the Throne” Tour with Kanye West and oversaw the weeklong opening of the Brooklyn Barclay’s Center in October. Also having a baby at home might take up some of his time.

Other guests at DiCaprio’s birthday party include Martin Scorsese, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Chirs Rock, Jonah Hill, Edward Norton, Mark Ruffalo and Emma Watson.



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