Brooklyn native Jay-Z‘s new address (“Now I’m in Tribeca, right next to De Niro”) might not feel like the most ideal location today. According to sources present Jay and Robert De Niro exchanged angry words at Leonardo DiCaprio‘s birthday bash the other night. The story goes that a while back Hov agreed to record a song for the Tribeca Film Festival. When De Niro hit him up to discuss the project further, Jay didn’t pick up the phone — 6 times. As the NY Post reported:
“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.”
While some sources say that the conversation between the two legends was kept low-key and private, others say that it got A-list attention from guests like Martin Scorsese, Jamie Foxx, and Cameron Diaz. Questionable sources… and neither De Niro nor Jay-Z’s reps will comment, so we’ll never know what happened for sure. What is certain is that DiCaprio’s party ended at 5am with a tab of nearly $3 million. Damn.
Spotted at NYP.