Jay-Z and Robert DeNiro have had a falling-out. Apparently, it's a respect thing.
The actor allegedly confronted Jay Z about the incident during Leonardo DiCaprio's birthday party in the Big Apple last November (12), with a source telling the New York Post at the time, "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."Now, I know this makes them sound like they're fifteen year-old girls, but there's also more than an element of 'aftermath of a terrible date' to this whole affair.
I wonder if DeNiro would have been more forgiving after just five blankings. Perhaps it's when you need to start a second hand to keep track of these terrible, terrible snubs that it has gone too far.
You know what could only serve to make this more pathetic? If Jay-Z reacted by suggesting that maybe Bobby did something he shouldn't, only he doesn't want to talk about it:
He explained, "It doesn't matter who you are, everybody has to be respectful and everybody has to be a human being, you know? No one's above (manners)... We're all human beings and we all have to be respectful to one another and that's just standard. That's how I carry on with anybody."Perhaps DeNiro was terribly rude for calling back six times when it was obvious that Jay-Z was busy with something else. Or perhaps DeNiro scoffed at Jay-Z's plan for prom theme. We may never know.