Jay Z Responds To Marina Abramovic’s Claim That He Took Advantage Of Her For “Picasso Baby” Video
Apparently Marina Abramovic needs to tighten up her ship…
Time for Maria to eat some crow. Publicly.
“I got money AND cash, ho!” -Jay Z (of a facsimile thereof)
Rapper Jay Z is responding to charges by performance artist Marina Abramović, who has accused him of failing to make a promised donation to her performance art institute after she appeared in a music video for his song “Picasso Baby” (see Marina Abramović Accuses Jay Z of Betrayal Over “Picasso Baby” Video).
“Thank you for your donation,” says a receipt from the Hudson, New York institute, according to New York dealer and “Picasso Baby” video producer Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn of Salon 94, who read parts of the document to artnet News over the phone Wednesday morning.
The receipt is marked with the number W984804 and acknowledges a substantial donation, Greenberg Rohatyn said.
Abramović told Spike Art Quarterly that Jay Z pledged to support her institute after making the music video, which adapted her famous performance in the Museum of Modern Art’s blockbuster retrospective “The Artist is Present.” Greenberg helped to organize the video shoot, which took place at New York’s Pace Gallery. Abramović told Spike that the gift never materialized.
Abramović did not immediately respond to a request for clarification, made via her dealer, New York’s Sean Kelly Gallery.
“In my lifetime, n***a, go do ya research!” -Jay Z (he actually said this one)
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