Marina Abramovic did an interview with Spike Art Magazine and stated:
When you rubbed your forehead with Jay-Z’s, it seemed like an economical transaction: I grant you the right to use my piece, but in reverse you have to provide a space for my brand within your campaign.
And in the end it was only a one-way transaction. 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.
Marina Abramovic was discussing her role in the “Picasso Baby” and stated Jay Z didn’t make a donation like he had promised to. It turns out he did indeed make the donation and her institute now has issued an apology to him.