“Bey’s gonna be mad at [me] for saying this, but Michael Jackson never had a Coachella,” he said.
The rapper joined Alicia Keys and music executive Rob Markman in a Twitter Spaces chat last night, where he commented on the ongoing conversation.
As reported by Revolt, Jay-Z suggested that both artists are on the same level, calling Beyoncé an “evolution” of the ’80s R&B artist.
“Bey’s gonna be mad at [me] for saying this, but Michael Jackson never had a Coachella,” he said. “She’s an evolution of him because she watched him at 9 [years old]. And [the kids] are the same.”
“Find me a concert that’s as culturally relevant and thrilling as Coachella,” Jay-Z continued. “Beyoncé is gonna be one of the best singers we ever heard because she is such a student.”
Naturally, fans had a lot to say, ranging from defending Jay-Z’s comments to explaining how the two icons shouldn’t be compared.
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