Jay Z says Beyonce is “an evolution” of Michael Jackson.
The 52-year-old rapper compared his wife Beyonce, 40, to the late King of Pop in a recent chat with Alicia Keys on Twitter Spaces, saying Beyonce has surpassed Michael with her iconic 2018 Coachella performances.
He explained: “Bey’s gonna be mad at [me] for saying this but Michael Jackson never had a Coachella.
“The kids are the same. Find me a concert that’s as culturally relevant and thrilling as Coachella. Beyoncé is gonna be one of the best singers we ever heard because she is such a student.”
Back in 2015, Charlamagne Tha God also compared Beyonce and Jackson, saying: “I think she’s the greatest entertainer that our generation has seen. I mean, the previous generation had Michael Jackson. But for our generation I think it’s Beyonce. And I even put—You can’t compare anybody to anybody. Michael Jackson is a god. He’s legendary. He’s on a totally different level.”
“But Beyonce, if she’s not already, she absolutely will be on that same level. She will be looked upon in the same regards, if not more, as Michael Jackson was. That’s just the truth to the matter. People hate when I say that, but you’ll see in the future. It’s gonna happen.”
And Beyonce previously pair tribute to Michael – who died from acute Propofol intoxication in 2009 – saying: “[Michael] taught me that sometimes you have to forget technique, forget what you have on. If you feel silly, you have to go from the gut just let it go.”