Robert De Niro Says Jay-Z Is "Rude" & "Disrespectful" For Not Returning His Phone Calls

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.

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, Beyoncé, 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.’ ”

“Beyoncé 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.”

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

The Darby bash, which sources say ended at 5 a.m. with a tab of nearly $3 million, much of which went to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, drew Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Jonah Hill, Edward Norton, Mark Ruffalo and Emma Watson.

Reps for both De Niro and Jay-Z declined to comment.


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Comment by William Rankin on November 15, 2012 at 12:57pm
He needed somebody as big as him to b**** his a** lol
Comment by Homerohustla on November 15, 2012 at 12:29pm
Comment by Gangstarr on November 15, 2012 at 12:27pm
F*ck Jay Z! A boy asked the last good movie of DeNiro. Tell me boi what Jay-z is doin but hangin with f** Kanye? His name is announced as a prod. on NBA 2k13! go n check that list! He got no even a vision! The only thing he did gave them a tracklist includes his songs, kanye songs and the songs sampled before! He could be a succesful businesman but I hate this f***** and kanye! If he is a boss, why did he go over Niro and kissed his a**?
Comment by SMP on November 15, 2012 at 12:25pm
Don't care what anyone says, Jay-Z has a pu-ssy attitude, he thinks he is above everyone else, fa-ggot a-ss ho-e
Comment by SMP on November 15, 2012 at 12:24pm
"Everyone was saying there’s only one star in New York bigger and badder than Jay-Z, and that’s Robert De Niro." LMAO Jay-Z ain't no bad dude, soft a-ss muthafu-cka, I've seen elementary kids that are 5 times harder than Jay-Z LMAO
Comment by Ill Will on November 15, 2012 at 12:13pm
Everyone needs to be put in check every once in a while...
Comment by Rivi The Shooter on November 15, 2012 at 12:11pm
Comment by NATE \m/ (-_-) \m/ on November 15, 2012 at 12:08pm
de niro went H.A.M on jay-z Lol
Comment by dhop310 on November 15, 2012 at 11:56am
What was the last good movie you saw DeNiro in recently? Exactly.
Comment by GORAZO on November 15, 2012 at 11:55am
fvck deniro, if u wanna reach jayz that badly you know how to find him. all these white fvckers think a black guy cannot be bossy over them. fvck niro

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