When Jay-Z got into a beef with screen legend Robert De Niro, it was interesting to see how few of us took any sides. First of all, if De Niro’s account is right, that Jay-Z ignored or refused to return any of his six calls, then he was in the wrong in the first place and it’s indefensible.
Secondly, there are certain white people who have accrued considerable stock in the urban community for one reason or another. It’s hard to get mad at De Niro when he’s starred in some of our most beloved movies (Godfather Part II, Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, Casino and Cape Fear) and he has made black women his life’s priority.
But he is hardly alone in the “untouchable white man” category. Here are others who get much love from the black community.