If you were born before the 90’s, you’ve probably heard the phrase “My word is my bond.” The phrase is one that challenges people to follow through with their promises. Unfortunately, the phrase has lost its relevance in a society of “yes men” who would rather make meaningless promises than to make valid promises.
Apparently Jay-Z has become one of the many people who makes meaningless commitments and dodges the people he made those commitments to until they forget about it. Unfortunately for him, Robert De Niro doesn’t take too well to meaningless promises and doesn’t forget about them.
This week Leonardo DiCaprio celebrated his 38th birthday party with A-listers Robert De Niro, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Swizz Beatz, Chris Rock, Busta Rhymes, Kevin Connelly, Russell Simmons, and many others. De Niro nearly ruined the party when he approached Jay-Z in a rage to check him for failing to record a song for the Tribeca Film Festival and for failing to return his phone calls. He said although he considers Jay-Z to be “the man” it was “just rude” of him to not follow through with his promise.
Despite Beyonce’s swift glide towards the men to diffuse the tension, it was obvious that De Niro was not letting it go. In an attempt to calm the crowd, DiCaprio took to the mic and cried in the tones of an angelic child: “I don’t like it when Mommy and Daddy fight!” Everyone hugged and the party kept going.