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JAY-Z

I Refuse to Clap for Chris Brown

8/29/2011 6:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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It was the standout performance of the MTV VMAs -- Chris Brown dancing his face off -- but while everyone from Kanye to Bieber stood up and cheered ... Jay-Z refused to even crack a smile.

Of course, Jay is the man who discovered Rihanna -- and they're still VERY tight. So, was his decision to NOT clap a message to Brown?  Or is Jay simply too cool for the room?

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some guy    

Word. I switched channels when Chris showed up.

1060 days ago
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Jackie    

Whatever...Is it a must that he has to clap?

1060 days ago
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carmen    

GOOD FOR YOU JAY-Z.DONT APPLAUSE THIS ABUESER.

1060 days ago
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Rome    

TMZ, Beiber didn't clap for Kanye and Jay's performance look into that.

1060 days ago
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Max Smart    

At least one person there seemed to remember Chris Brown is a violent woman beating dirtbag schmuck.

1060 days ago
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Murphman    

What the frig was that??? That was more like Cirque Du So Gay!!

1060 days ago
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Floriduh    

I'm So tired of the ghetto drama on award shows... it gets old quick...

1060 days ago
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camperxl    

Looked to me like he had a drink in one hand and was nodding in approval when the video cuts off. News story where none exists.

1060 days ago
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Chef Jack Tripper    

Hey remember when Chris Brown beat up that girlfriend of his and a lot of people forgot about it. But Jay Z never did. good for you Jay Z.

1060 days ago
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RyogaVee    

TMZ you are off on this one. Jay-Z actually let Chris and RiRi stay at his place after the altercation. He was trying to help them patch things up. Rihanna and Chris did get back together romantically for a short time.

1060 days ago
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soupie485    

This is another reason Hov is the greatest ever, and everyone actually respects him, take some pointers Kanye.

1060 days ago
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The-One    

Jay z and rihanna.. both sell outs.. no1 cares what you think anymore OLD MAN.. take that cap off you look like a silly fool

1060 days ago
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Max Smart    

If Jay-z ever beat up Beyonce & landed her in hospital, would anyone in the entire universe forgive him as soon as he dropped a new single? I rest my case.

1060 days ago
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kar    

The only wave I would give Chris Brown is the One Finger Wave!

1060 days ago
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Brownsugar    

Stop holding grudges people. I would hate if one of your family member does something of this nature. TMZ just trying to start something you cut the video off just as jay-z was taking a sip of his drink and nodding of approval of Chris's performance.

1060 days ago
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