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Jay-Z Says Beyonce Is Evolution Of Michael Jackson

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Jay-Z addressed the Beyonce and Michael Jackson comparisons on Twitter Spaces last night in conversation with Alicia Keys and Rob Markman of Genius.

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“Bey’s gonna be mad at this for saying this but Michael Jackson never had a Coachella, she’s an evolution of him because she watched him at 9. And the kids are the same” he said.

“Beyoncé is gonna be one of the best singers we ever heard because she is such a student” he added.

The Beyoncé and Michael Jackson comparisons have been around for a very long time – from discography to stage presence and performance.


Michael Jackson has a deep catalog that covers decades just like Beyonce and Hot 97 in 2018 tried to answer the question of whether or not Beyonce surpassed Michael Jackson. They pitted “Drunk In Love” vs. “Black or White,” “Diva” vs. “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing),” and “Lose My Breath” (a Destiny’s Child tune) vs. “Beat It.”

The comparison came after Beyonce’s astonishing performance at Coachella. Some were comparing it to Michael Jackson’s moonwalk during the Motown 25 Special in 1983. One thing that has surfaced over the years is that both are talented in their own right and perhaps should not be compared due to what they brought to their generations in terms of impact.

After Hov’s comments, fans couldn’t wait to take to social media to debate his claim.