Jay Z, Usher and Harry Belafonte
He also seemingly settled his beef with Jay Z at the event.
“He was moving slowly,” said a spy at the 92nd Street Y of Belafonte, who suffered the seizure Thursday before being honored in Brooklyn. “But he definitely seemed 100 percent mentally.”
Spies said Jay Z secretly turned up and “was backstage and spoke with Belafonte and Usher for a long time . . . Then he sat in the audience for the event.”
Belafonte and Jay Z had a beef beginning in 2012 when the older entertainer said, “I think one of the great abuses of this modern time is that we should have had such high-profile artists, powerful celebrities. But they have turned their back on social responsibility. That goes for Jay Z and Beyoncé, for example.”
Jay Z fired back in 2013, “This is going to sound arrogant, but my presence is charity. Just who I am. Just like Obama’s is.” He even dissed Belafonte in a song, saying, “Mr. Day-O, major fail.” But it seems the two have finally buried the hatchet.