Did Jay-Z Diss Chris Brown at the VMAs?

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Chris Brown's VMA performance was, by all accounts, one of the highlights of the night, and one that left most people in the crowd on their feet.

Jay-Z is not most people, however.

Everyone from Kanye West to Justin Bieber stood up and cheered, but Jay-Z just sat there expressionless, not even smiling as Brown did his thing.

Of course, Jay has other things on his mind - what with Beyonce pregnant and all - but he remains tight with Rihanna, a singer he made famous.

Think his decision not to applaud (around the one-minute mark) was motivated by some lingering animosity? Or is Jay just too cool? Or maybe tired? You tell us ...


Why do people keep watching this video and keep bringing up Chris Brown's woman beating past? I don't see Rhiana's battered face anywhere in this video.


i dont understand why people cant just watch a video of his performance and say that he did a good job without bringing up rihanna..what does that have to do with his performance? if you don tlike him or want to buy an album thats fine. but somepeople seem to be going out of their way to search for him on the internet and watch this video then comment on it...thats alot of effort for someone who doesnt like chris


i think he did great and people need to drop the battery thing already. last time i checked people like rkelly who peed on and made sex tapes with underage girls are still allowed to sell music which is ridiculous especially since hes a grown ass man. people judging a 19 year old for a mistake should get over themselves. what he did was wrong but sheen has done the same thing yet he still "winning" so if people will condone his bad behavior then they need to move on from chris already


How soon people want to forget the wrong things. Chris, never really apologize for what he did or that he understands why it was wrong. He mostly showed concern about losing his fans (aka his $$). Listen to his statement after the abuse again and see what you hear. His action and words his not shown he understands his mental or physical abuse towards woman. None of his words were or have been anywhere close to that. Just that he wants to get back to making $$ and being famous. Nothing about him trying to grow as a person or as a man. So, no I do purchase his music or stand up & clap for him. Not once did he tell his male fans that had a messed up point of view, about being a man and boyfriend! Chris just went on about wanting to keep his fans. He has continued to not have control of his temper and will have more abuse in his future. Maybe him or his people will cover it up a little better. Wake up just cause he can sing & dance does not make him above right & wrong.


yeah jay-z a hater a peep dhat shit to i think hes still mad over the abuse case shit with him and rihanna but fuck it everyone makes mistakes
im teambreezy bitch


this is to all mr and mrs perfect,in this world nobody is perfect we all have our secreat.i was once beaten by my boyfriend we went to councelling together and all i find out it was because of his past and insecurities we did nit invite the whole world to our issue we did what we did and we break up and we endeded as best friends suporting each other.to me a woman who runs afta a problem i dnt respect them rihanna should have face this with chris even afta they break up we could have been saying wow vilonce is bad it can happen to anyone but look at them they beat it together,she had many boyfriends and girlfriend afta chris drake,collinfarrelmattkemp now j cole she have a seriuos problem and she needs to attend tha,by the way mj said chris is good in a radio station b4 he died he saw that he is talented ,even now chris perfomance leave me with no words


It's unfortunatel that No matter how stages Chris Brown gets on ,he'll always be known as a woman beater.


JAY Z is so f***king proud and he should learn to grow up.
Yea, i agree that chris f**ked up but that doesn't mean his performace was poor.
Gosh chris was superb on that stage.


All the Chris brown haters are having a whack at him, First of all @ Michael, MJ Said It himself if he was to be compared to anyone 2 day it wud be Chris. And Dude Everyone makes mistakes! your talking like your some perfect a**h*** bet u cant even dance!!!! JayZ didnt cheer coz he didnt want to,he never went on tongue lashing Chris. If he hates him thats up to him! Before you guyz judge others look into yourself!! Every celeb is freakin human!!!!!!!


No correction, jayz have punch a lady in her face. He is not what u all think!!!

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