JAY-Z explains why Beyoncé is the 'evolution' of Michael Jackson

'Bey's gonna be mad at me for saying this'
Beyonce and Michael JAckson
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If there was ever a “next Michael Jackson,” JAY-Z already has his answer for who it is. In fact, it’s someone he calls an “evolution” of the icon.

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In fact, JAY-Z doesn’t have to look outside the confines of his own home to find the answer. During a recent Twitter Space conversation hosted by Alicia Keys, JAY-Z was pleased to offer up a comparison between Beyoncé and Michael Jackson.

“Bey’s gonna be mad at me for saying this,” Hov prefaced his statement, "but Michael Jackson never had a Coachella.”

“She’s an evolution of him because she watched him at 9 [years old]. And the kids are the same,” he continued. “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.”

Elsewhere in that conversation, JAY-Z pretty much shut down the idea that he’d ever appear on VERZUZ. It’s not for a lack of talent, but because Hov doesn’t think anyone has a chance.

“No one can stand on that stage with me. It’s not a chance in hell that anyone can stand on that stage with me,” he said.  “You got to stand in front of the ‘GRAMMY Family Freestyle’ live? No one has ever even seen me perform that, you got to stand in front of that? That ain’t never going to happen.”

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