Robert De Niro Clashes with Jay Z at Leonardo DiCaprio's New York Birthday Bash
By Toyin Owoseje | November 17, 2012 12:42 AM EST
He is famed for playing characters with explosive tempers, but it seems that when Robert De Niro loses his temper in real life, it can be just as bad.
According to the New York Post, the 69-year-old Godfather actor gave the music mogul a stern dressing-down because he had failed to return not just one, but six of his calls.
Jay-Z had apparently agreed to record a track for the Tribeca Film Festival, which De Niro was involved with, but failed to follow through.
Witnesses at the star-studded party claim that things turned sour when Jay Z approached the actor to say hello.
"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 told the New York Post.
"[De Niro] wasn't in any mood to make polite conversation," the source 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."
Another source told the newspaper that despite Jay Z's wife Beyoncé's attempts to diffuse the situation, the Raging Bull star refused to back down and was in no mood to be friendly.
"De Niro kept telling him that he thinks he's the man, but that he was disrespectful," the insider said.
"Beyoncé came over, but that didn't calm Bob down."
They added: "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 host of A-list stars including Cameron Diaz, Mark Ruffalo, Emma Watson, Chris Rock, Jamie Foxx and Martin Scorsese attended the bash to celebrate Leonardo's 38th birthday.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Taylor Swift Named People's Best Dressed Stars Of 2014 [PHOTOS]
- Champions League Results: Barcelona Barely Escapes With A Win, Chelsea Fails To Hold On To The Lead [PHOTOS]
- Jeremy Lin, Kobe Bryant Among The Top 5 Overpaid Players In The NBA (Part 1 - Western Conference)
- Reasons Why Michael Jordan Is Better Than LeBron James [PHOTOS And VIDEO]
Join the Conversation
- "Game of Thrones" Season 5 Spoilers -- Arya Stark’s New Costume, Mace Tyrell And Tycho Spotted On The Sets
- 'The Bold And The Beautiful' Spoilers For Sept. 19, 2014: Hope Needs To Decide If She Will Stay With Wyatt Or Go With Liam [WATCH VIDEO]
- The Pirate Bay Founder Peter Sunde’s Freedom: Hollywood People Oppose TPB Founder’s Imprisonment
- 'Dancing With The Stars' (DWTS) Season 19 (2014) Week 2 Spoilers: Things To Expect; Find Out Which Choreographer Is Quitting
- 'Downton Abbey' Spoilers: 'Surprising New Stories' In Season 5, George Clooney's Cameo Appearance
- 2 Reasons Nexus 6 Release Date is Worth the Wait: Android L Data Encryption & Material Design
- Unofficial ‘Samsung Galaxy Alpha’ Can Now Be Purchased For $700 In The US
- Google Now v. Siri v. Cortana – Comparison Of The Three Leading Virtual Assistants
- Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia ZR Android 4.4.4 KitKat Update Guide
- iOS 8 Jailbreak Release Update: Pangu Devs Will Outrace Evad3rs in Rollout of iPhone 6, iPad Unlocker
- Canada Consumer Alert: Costco No Longer Accepting American Express Cards Starting Jan 1
- Sony Xperia E3 vs. Moto G (2014) – Specifications, Features And Price Showdown