Holy Grail! Did Jay-Z Just Perform in an Art Gallery?
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The hip-hop mogul, who just released his album Magna Carta Holy Grail, reportedly rapped the song over and over for six hours at New York's Pace Gallery.
According to reports, the footage will be used for a music video directed by Mark Romanek, who also worked on Jay's "99 Problems" short.
Beginning around 1 p.m. ET Wednesday, people were ushered into the space for hour-long shifts to watch the Watch The Throne rapper live, The Fader reported.
Jay's presentation featured a few special guests, including performance artist Marina Abramovic, who took the stage with him. Jay and Abramovic shared a dynamic face-off. She confidentially approached him as he rapped, invading his personal space, momentarily pressing her forehead against his.
The showing was reportedly inspired by Abramovic's 2010 exhibition Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present staged at the Museum Of Modern Art (MoMA) New York. In her work, Abramovic sat still at a table for seven-and-a half hours a day for three months.
Also spotted were Judd Apatow, Girls actor Adam Driver and artist Laurie Simmons, according to The New York Daily News.
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