Jay-Z Compares Beyonce To Michael Jackson: She's "The Second Coming"

By Access Hollywood
|  Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011  |  Updated 9:16 PM EDT
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Jay-Z Compares Beyonce To Michael Jackson: She's "The Second Coming"

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Jay-Z said Beyonce has stuff in common with the King of Pop.

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Jay-Z seldom speaks publicly about his wife, Beyonce. But when he does, he goes big!

The rap mogul recently called in to a Miami radio station to promote his latest album, "Watch the Throne" with Kanye West, and likened his hard-working Mrs. to Michael Jackson.

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"You'd have to ask [Beyonce] what she's learned from me, but what I've learned from her is the same thing I've learned from Mike," Jay-Z told Miami's WEDR 99 Jamz last week (referencing the late King of Pop), when asked what he and Beyonce have learned from each other's success. "And I know it's blasphemy to compare the two because Mike was such an innovator, but I think she's like, the second coming."

Jay-Z said his superstar wife deserves the MJ comparison due to her fierce commitment to putting on the best show possible for her millions of fans.

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"The hard work and dedication that she puts into her shows — it just makes you want to work harder at your craft," he said. "She's like a machine."

As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Beyonce, who turns 30 on September 4, had originally proclaimed she'd liked to have a child by the time she hit the three-decade mark.

However, the "Run the World" singer recently told Access she's pushing her motherhood goal back for now.

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"Forty, that's a good one," Beyonce told Access of her revised baby plan in a new interview on the set of her music video for her latest hit, "Best Thing I Never Had," last month. "Before I hit the age of 40, I'd love to have some children. I would love to direct, continue to learn videos and maybe by then a film, a short film… I love documentaries.

"I just hope that I'm happy and into my children and well-adjusted and still making music, if that makes me happy at that time," she added.

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