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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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511.

Papasheezi    

jayz is no better than chris, jayz was caught on tape years ago punching a underage female fan for asking for a photo opt. Look it up on youtube you'll find it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kls97qpo-w

1115 days ago
512.

Papasheezi    

Ok ok...so what. who is jayz anyways?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4AiTRl7P9k

1115 days ago
513.

tara    

even though he didn't applaud there was some type of acknowledgement towards his performance, I mean he wasn't sitting there like some bitter old man, his little head nod at the end shows his acknowledgement to CB performance, he did his thing and showed everybody he is above the criticism now and in the words of jay-z "you either love me or leave me alone".

1115 days ago
514.

Tricia    

He may not have clapped but he acknowledge with a nod to show in a manly way "Great Performance." Way to go Jay

1114 days ago
515.

Dan    

New fan of Jay-Z.

1114 days ago
516.

Teresa    

Jay-z is not a nice person anyway he don't give credit when people do background on his song!(Michael Jackson. Now not clapping for Chris Brown,he soesn't know for sure what happened with Ri and Chris, I'm sure she provoked him enough to make him go crazy like that. Jayz is not as big as he thinks he is!

1114 days ago
517.

shelliepoo    

it seems to me he was giving his job well done nod as the camera move away and im sure every one can forgive some one for making a mistake even j he wont forget but i think he has forgiven and if he hasn't he sould riri has

1114 days ago
518.

SuperDave    

Jay-Z is so arrogant! But know this why you think you are a king your are not! You can't judge people and you have to forgive people!!! But I guess the King of Kings must be wrong, huh!!!!

1114 days ago
519.

BigRob    

I don't think anyone who has a history of selling drugs and actually brags about it on his records can thumb their nose at a domestic abuser... How many families have been ruined and are still ruined as a result of his drug dealing...

1113 days ago
520.

Simone    

ALL OF U IDIOTS CONSTANTLY HAVE SOMETHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT CHRIS BROWN...sit the **** down n let the man live his life without the sarcasim from u jackasses. THAT WAS HOW LONG AGO AND UR STILL TALKING ABOUT IT?! go get a damn life..there's people killin eachother n yall talkin about old ****. smfh

1113 days ago
521.

LMFAO    

Jay is too cool for the room?????????????Yeah right.Hes old pathetic man.He and Beyonce are sell outs.chris never be again with this Barbados princess.She stinks!!!!Chris forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1113 days ago
522.

tigress    

I am liking Jay Z more and more. What kind of a man beats a woman half his size. No excuses. I have zero respect for a man who puts his hands on a woman in anger but, women shouldn't beat up men either except in self defense.

1113 days ago
523.

MARGE HAPPENS    

YEA OK

1113 days ago
524.

Anthony    

Last time I checked jay-z is not GOD, so he can not judge anyone.

1112 days ago
525.

BabyBrown    

Get over it... How old is this nonsense and you still hating! She isnt no damn saint either!

1112 days ago
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