Published May 20, 2015Earlier this week, iconic performance artist Marina Abramović had some less than positive things to say about Jay Z's Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film. After being involved in the project in 2013, she claimed that he didn't keep his promise to donate to her Marina Abramović Institute. As it turns out, she was mistaken, and the Institute has since issued a statement apologizing to the rapper.
Their full statement is available below [via New York Times reporter Joe Coscarelli]:
Marina Abramovic Institute apologizes to Jay Z (and Marina Abramovic) for saying he didn't donate for "Picasso Baby" pic.twitter.com/W1dpxPacaI— Joe Coscarelli (@joecoscarelli) May 20, 2015
Abramović previously had some unkind words for the rapper, claiming that he didn't pay her funds as promised. In an interview with Spike, she said "he just completely used me," adding, "I will never do it again, that I can say. Never. I was really naive in this kind of world. It was really new to me, and I had no idea that this would happen. It's so cruel, it's incredible. I will stay away from it for sure."
Earlier today (May 20), a representative from Jay Z's camp confirmed the donation to Artnet.