Jay-Z responds to viral comparisons of Beyoncé and Michael Jackson
22 December 2021, 14:03 | Updated: December 22, 2021, 2:27 PM
Standing next to his wife, Hov addressed the comparisons between Beyoncé and Michael Jackson, making it clear that “she is an evolution of him”
Jay-Z had a lot to say on Twitter Spaces last night in a conversation with Alicia Keys and Rob Markman, and he took the time to finally choose to address the Beyoncé and Michael Jackson comparison.
“Bey is going to be mad at it for saying that, but Michael Jackson never had Coachella, she’s an evolution of him because she watched him at age 9. And the kids are the same.” did he declare.
“Bey is going to be mad at it for saying that but Michael Jackson never had Coachella, she’s an evolution of him because she watched him at age 9. [the kids are] the same.” – @sc
– Genius (@Genius) 22 December 2021
“Beyoncé is going to be one of the best singers we’ve ever heard because she’s such a student,” he added.
Comparisons between Beyoncé and Michael Jackson have been around for a very long time – from discography to stage presence and performance.
With Michael Jackson arguably the most important R&B singer of the 1980s and Beyoncé arguably one of the R&B singers defined since Destiny’s Child, fans and music leaders often wonder who reigns supreme between the two.
After Hov’s comments, fans were eager to take to social media to debate his request.
One fan wrote: “To think that no one can be a better artist than Michael Jackson is downright delusional. Beyoncé passed him years ago.”
Another commented, “Respectfully, Michael Jackson has never needed something like Coachella in his entire life. Michael Jackson had double what Beyonce ever had. Mj had people going for it. literally passed out and were carried on stretchers … without offense, but mj is unmatched “.
I love Beyoncé but don’t go overboard saying she’s better than Michael Jackson
– Ty (@tysorosey) 22 December 2021
Beyoncé is more talented than Michael Jackson. you all love to demote her talent because it’s a woman. if Beyoncé were a man, you wouldn’t say that.
– bardifolife (@bardifolife) 22 December 2021
Arguing over Beyonce and Michael Jackson is something I think we should never do. Just like when people compare Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. Some subjects are just forbidden because it never ends well lol
– The latest 🔝 (@ LikeMike_911) 22 December 2021
beyoncé and michael jackson are both better than the whole music industry at performing and let’s leave it there! no need all this fights please beg
– SJ⁷ (fan account) CARLYSFEVER (@carlysfever) 22 December 2021
No … Beyonce is no better than Michael Jackson.
Better than Janet? Yes.
Michael created an album 39 years ago that is still the number one worldwide in sales.
– NewDemocrat4Life (@ reesetheone1) 22 December 2021
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