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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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Amanda    

Was that "dancing his face off"? Seems more like a couple of backstage grips "working their a** off" yanking him around. Plus JayZ was nodding slightly at the end. He just doesn't need to make a spectacle of himself like Kayne.

I'm so tired of the hip-hop culture. We're doomed.

1095 days ago
17.

Cheryl    

I kep*****ching the crowd and only saw stupid, adoring girls smiling and clapping during CB's performance. Jay Z has a new fan today! Good for him.

1095 days ago
18.

Truth    

I FIND IT IRONIC THAT THE FORMER/CURRENT DRUG PIMP ISNT APPLAUDING THE FORMER/CURRENT FELONY CONVICTED ABUSER. TRUTH!!

1095 days ago
19.

jenng    

maybe he didn't clap because the "performance" sucked. between the bad lip syncing and the cable assisted "dancing" it was horrible

1095 days ago
20.

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1095 days ago
21.

emmyanne    

He BEAT the **** out of women! enough said!

1095 days ago
22.

Christy    

Chris Brown is nothing more (or less) than a woman beater period.

1095 days ago
23.

drew11    

Good for jay-z. chris brown is punk. the only fans he has left are smitten little girls...

1095 days ago
24.

Rob    

Another lip sync performance by someone who loves himself more than anything else...... it was Lame instead of Fame

1095 days ago
25.

drew11    

good for jay-z. chris brown is a punk for a lot of reasons. his only remaining fans are smitten little girls...

1095 days ago
26.

bunny    

Jay Z was too busy trying to use his spiritual mind trick to cut those stupid ropes. Good for Jay Z. I wouldn't have stood up and clapped either.

1095 days ago
27.

justagirl    

I have complete respect for Jay-Z for not acknowledging Chris Brown. Americans are very forgiving, and in this case, sometimes too forgiving, especially when Chris Brown from day one, has walked around a very arrogant, immature child. I have never witnessed an ounce of humility or genuine remorse for his actions. I don't care how good performer he his..he's still a thug and I don't see that changing anytime soon. Obviously Jay Z has the same read on him. Life is full of sheep, sheepdogs and wolves. Chris Brown certainly is the latter.

1095 days ago
28.

LittleBIt    

I have respect for anybody who disses this fool! How about dissing that stupid a-hole Kanye too, J. Congrats on the baby.

1095 days ago
29.

Sloane    

I don't blame Jay Z at all
in my world we don't reward bad behavior- let alone assault on a female..or anyone for that matter!

1095 days ago
30.

Joe    

VMAs + MTV = oxymoron

1095 days ago
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