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Jay Z Collaborator Marina Abramovic Feels Used By Rapper

05/20/2015
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(Radio.com) In 2013, Jay Z and renowned artist Marina Abramovic collaborated on a new version of her 2010 art piece The Artist Is Present: the "Picasso Baby" video.

According to Abramovic, working with the rapper was done under the condition that Jay would help her institute, which she claims that he hasn't. "He just completely used me. And that wasn't fair," Abramovic told Spike Art Magazine, not going as far as saying she regretted working with Jay, but adding that she would never do it again, likening it to a business transaction where only half of those involved got what they were promised.

"I was really naive in this kind of world," Abramovic said. "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."

Jay Z has not responded to these accusations. Watch the video they worked on here.

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