Watch Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Piece”


After Jay Z‘s performance at Pace Gallery in front of artists and members of the art community, a lot of people were wondering what the point was and where Jay Z was coming from. In his new video, “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Piece,” Jay explains what he was trying to do with the performance and shares the final product. Watch Jay’z new video above.

“We are artists. We are alike. We’re cousins. That’s what’s exciting for me—bringing the worlds back together.”


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  •!/PancakeMcKennz pancakemckennz

    Forget the whole artistic aspect of it; that looked like pure fun.

  • ThatFnGuyOverThere

    That looked more interesting than what I thought it was going to be

  • Bloedig

    Now this is an Artist. Too bad his buddy KW is so weak.

  • Dedric

    I’m sorry, when did Jay-Z become an art aficionado?

  • Dedric

    How hater of me to ask that as if I knew enough about him. Although, I honestly wonder. I imagine the answer would make an inspiring story.

  • Jay-S

    Of all the adjectives that come to mind, boring is probably at the top of the list.

  • Jay-S

    Confusion what was your opinion? I know you have one.

  • PigsAndPlans

    To be honest, I may be alone on this. I don’t think there’s anything amazing about what Jay did with this whole stunt, but I like the idea of it. I think it’s cool to see hip-hop in this context, and at this point, Jay isn’t going to be leading the next wave of hip-hop. He’s old. But he can, as he explained, help bridge whatever gap is left between hip-hop and other communities (art, big business, etc.) I don’t think there’s anything harmful about that. If anything, I think it’s another step toward fully legitimizing rap in the eyes of people who used to dismiss it. I still haven’t fully decided. I hate the way he’s gone about a lot of things, and I think it all feels a little forced and inauthentic but I like the idea.

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