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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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46.

Meanie    

I wouldn't clap for any of their dumb azz'es. No talent hoodlum rap crap. Dregs of society.

964 days ago
47.

Meanie    

The VMAs glorify hoodrat gangsta lifestyle.

964 days ago
48.

Janar    

Who cares about any of them for real! It's MICHAEL JACKSON'S BIRTHDAY!

964 days ago
49.

the real diva    

it's obvious. as he beat rhianna. so it is his way of holding a grudge. but i didn'*****ch the show last night and couldn't really care less.

964 days ago
50.

penewhite    

who cares if he clapped or not cuz he was watchin' and at the end he nodded (a sign of approval) because Chris is badass and he knows it. People Chris, like Mike Vick paid his dues legally....we don't want Mike around our dogs but when he gives an impressive performance we acknowledge it....BESIDES we know Rhianna has contact with Chris so why is J holding a grudge???

964 days ago
51.

kromen    

Jay wasn't the only one sitting. Not everybody is a juicy Gina when Brown performs.

964 days ago
52.

Marie     

Good for you Jay-Z!! I love Jay-Z, he is a class act!!!

964 days ago
53.

Lynda    

Uhm, if you watch carefully, you see that Jay nods his head yes and then takes a sip of his drink at the end of the performance. There's even a little smile on his face. I thought you were better than this, TMZ...

964 days ago
54.

Criss    

I noticed that and I absolutely agree with Jay-Z!

964 days ago
55.

Nic    

Well at least somebody remembers what he did!

964 days ago
56.

tiffany    

First of all it was a crappy performance..he really sucks at lip syncing... and second of all you gotta remember, rhiannah is jay-z's little baby...maybe he does have some animosity.. if he did dis chris, good for him!!!

964 days ago
57.

Josephina    

Good for him! Chris Brown is a ******* *******

964 days ago
58.

atabaw    

I changed the channel when that dork came on. He is worthless and should be ashammed of himself, but then again CB is CB he thinks he is owed some sort of positive attention - NOT - once an abuser ALWAYS an abuser. CB is nothing but a lying low life s***.

964 days ago
59.

chaz lane    

I wouldn't be clapping either. First off, the song totally sucks. Second, horrible lip syncing. Third to TMZ, no he didn't dance anything off for anyone. He did a few steps then the crew working the wires did ALL the work. Fourth, and mainly, he's a woman beater. I have less than zero respect for punks like that. On a side note, whoever is in charge of Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, get with these guys to do the stunts.

964 days ago
60.

Bad Motherhugger    

Cirque Du So Lame...

964 days ago
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