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The Real Reason Marina Abramovic & Jay Z Are Feuding

We were once as thick as thieves, you and I
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We were once as thick as thieves, you and I

Performance artist Marina Abramovic is "very pissed" at Jay Z. Two years ago, she allowed Jay Z to take a page from her much-loved art project, "The Artist Is Present," for his music video for "Picasso Baby," in which Jay Z rapped in people's faces for six hours at Pace Gallery in Chelsea. She even made a personal appearance in the video.

This week, their friendship came crashing down when Abramovic vowed to never work with Jay Z again in a scathing interview with Spike Art Magazine: "[Jay Z] adapted my work only under one condition: that he would help my institute. Which he didn’t…. He just completely used me. And that wasn’t fair.”

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.

Here's the rub: Jay Z apparently is a very meticulous bookkeeper (and has a reputation as being very charitable—he reportedly donated bail money to Ferguson protesters), and Artnet News reports that he did in fact give a donation.

“Thank you for your donation," says a receipt from the Hudson, New York institute, according to New York dealer and "Picasso Baby" video producer Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn of Salon 94, who read parts of the document to Artnet News over the phone Wednesday morning.

The receipt is marked with the number W984804 and acknowledges a substantial donation, Greenberg Rohatyn said.

So why is Abramovich so upset at Jay Z? Is it just a matter of miscommunication? Does she not know about this donation? Did Jay Z promise something else? Does she feel used by a celebrity? What is it?

There's only one explanation. One explanation for one truth. The one truth for the one-world authoritarian government known as the New World Order.

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One love, one New World Order (Getty Images)

As everyone knows (or should know) by now, Jay Z is a card-carrying (this is what we in the biz call an "exaggeration"—a real member would never carry a physical card, for the mark of the organization is branded upon one's heart, and only acknowledged via very complicated hand gestures) member of the one-world authoritarian government known as the Illuminati, the only really real secret society controlling real secret world events (that are real). For the record, Jay Z gave himself away last year when he started chanting "Tom Ford" like an ancient spell.

There are only two options then what this feud is about: an inter-Illuminati grudge—perhaps about seating positions at the next secret Illuminati ice cream social—or a power imbalance between their triangular auras. Just look below, it's very clear.

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Jayllumination

We hope these kids figure out a way to work things out. No one wins when two major Illuminati members feud in public. Especially not the secret fake surrogate baby Beyonce has been pregnant with for the last three years.

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