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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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61.

McG    

Jay-Z's approval rating just went way up in my book.

1098 days ago
62.

Antoinette    

Who cares?

1098 days ago
63.

SLH    

nice mime-job

1098 days ago
64.

Kayla    

Jay-z is just not clapping because he knows that no matter what he does Chris Brown will always be out on top. And for all you people bring up the past with Chris and Rihanna GET over IT... like really?? They are both obviously over it, and Jayz is just some loser who holds grudges. Plus Chris is and will always be 100% better then Rihanna n Jayz put together

1098 days ago
65.

Cooley    

LOL @ how silly and childish Jay Z, nearly 50, looks sitting there with his backward cap on. He looked silly and immature performing as well.

1098 days ago
66.

rico    

i would"nt give that jerk the time of day.

1098 days ago
67.

BR    

seriously i see more than one person not clapping or standing up?!? why you got to create drama that's not there. if he chooses not to clap for him that is his business. i wouldnot clap for the idiot either...

1098 days ago
68.

Joe    

I'm surprised Jay-Z didn't have his people 'deal' with Chris Brown... yet. Amazing a guy can beat up a girl and not go to jail, not get beat up, nothing.

1098 days ago
69.

JCARTER    

There were lots of other people not clapping. JayZ has every right NOT to clap. Why cheer for and unapologetic woman beater?

1098 days ago
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Jen O.    

Good for you, Jay-Z!

1098 days ago
71.

tracy    

Good for Jay-Z!! I wouldnt have clapped either.. The man is an abuser and doesn't deserve the opprotunity he has had. If i had watched the show I would have changed the channel when he came on, same way I turn the radio channel when his songs come on. Does no one remember what he did just 2 years ago? It is sad how quickly people tend to look past something as horrible as beating the **** out of your girlfriend and still support him with their money...

1098 days ago
72.

CountryGal    

I can't believe people watch that garbage. The music sucks these days. All these idiots do is dress like freaks and hope they get attention. Unfortunately morons go along with it and become fans.

1098 days ago
73.

RealityBites    

Kudos to Jay-Z!!

1097 days ago
74.

Kartrashian Klown    

GOOD! Does he really think we are gonna forgive and forget the fact he beat up a woman? Chris Brown should expect that behavior from people watching him perform.

1097 days ago
75.

Meagan Grego    

What's even more hilarious is the Biebz didn't clap for Lady Gaga's incredible performance. He just sat there like an idiot; he can learn from her creativity.

1097 days ago
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