Jeffery Deitch compares Swizz Beats to Basquiat, 2012
In an interview with T Magazine, Swizz Beats claimed that the director of MOCA, Jeffery Deitch, once compared him to the great painter. He agreed with the comparison, saying, "Basquiat had the same hunger and passion. He was young and out there and into music and in a place he probably wasn’t supposed to be. I took that as a great remark."