They’re two people that you should never cross and now they’re fighting with each other…
Jay-Z—the rags to riches hip-hop mogul that could knock you out—and Robert De Niro—the Oscar-grabbing actor known for his roles as gangsters who could also knock you out—reportedly butted heads at a star-studded bash the other night.
According to the New York Post’s Page Six—who conveniently had spies surveying the scene—the incident went down at Leonardo DiCaprio’s 38th birthday party.
“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,” one spy said.
Apparently “Bob” was upset that the rapper never got back to him about a song that he agreed to record for the Tribeca Film Festival.
“Bob wasn’t in any mood to make polite conversation,” the spy added. “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.”
And Hov was like, “Relax man…” And De Niro was like, “You talking to me?” And Hov was like, “Of course I’m talking to you…” And De Niro was like, “You talking to me?” And Hov was like, “Old man, please…”
OK, to our knowledge, none of that last paragraph actually happened…But Jay-Z’s wife Beyonce did reportedly intervene, attempting to cool down the situation.
“Beyoncé came over, but that didn’t calm Bob down,” a source said. “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.”
Then again, another source said that the incident was a “low-key private conversation” between the two A-listers, making this a non-story…