Jay Z’s “Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film” premiered on HBO last night after the rapper-turned-entrepreneur caught up with the big homie Bill Maher during Real Time. Between the celeb cameos and impromptu connections that Jay made with his captive audience members at the film’s taping, it’s definitely worth the almost 11 minutes of your life to take in. Here’s why.
Oh, what a feeling!
We saw the Vines and Instagrams and YouTube footage earlier this month when “Picasso Baby” was shot at the Pace Gallery in Manhattan (July 10th). Littered with Jiggaman’s famous pals like Rosie Perez and Taraji P. Henson, the true golden moments captured in the newly-premiered short film surface when Jay playfully engages with (1) them, (2) the performance artists who interacted with him, and (3) the fans who came to – quite literally – soak up the energy exchanged at the event.
Which HBO starlet who gave Jay a sneak-attack hug? Did the closeness between Marina Abromovic and Jay make Beyonce feel a type of way? And what, exactly, did Judd Apatow do to screw with Jay’s concentration during his rhymes? The gallery above breaks down the 15 most memorable moments from the film that need to be on your radar.
Don’t have 10 minutes to watch the clip in its entirety? Keep reading to see the the film’s 10 biggest celebrity cameos.