Apparently, he doesn’t just play a tough guy on the big screen–Robert De Niro will not be disrespected, even by the likes of Mr. Carter. Rumor has it, that recently. Robert De Niro and Jay-Z got into a tense beef at Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday bash. What was the cause for the beef? An insider tells Page Six that it was all over a phone call. Jay had agreed to record a song for the Tribeca Film Festival. De Niro had reached out to discuss further details, but Jay never returned his calls. We hear that when De Niro confronted him, 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. A source explained:
“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. 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.”
A source close to De Niro paints a different situation:
“It was a low-key private conversation between two people that was apparently overheard. It was not a heated discussion.”
Anywho, we’re sure these two can patch things up.