Kanye West: “Jay-Z is Like Sinatra, Beyoncé is the New Turner”

According to Kanye West, Jay-Z is one of the greats. How great? Well, enough to earn him the title of being our modern day Frank Sinatra. He didn’t stop with the praise, though.70926a1_west_k_b_gr_01

The rapper also claims that Beyoncé as well as other artists could be legendary. "I look at our current superstars like legends in the making. Like Justin is the new Mike, Beyoncé’s the new Tina Turner, Gaga‘s Madonna, Jay is Sinatra. (Lil’) Wayne is Hendrix, Thom Yorke is Roger Waters. These are the champions and they should be documented as such."

Um…really, Kanye? I’m sorry but I’m going to have to disagree with some of this. Yes, Beyoncé is an amazing performer like Tina Turner, but Beyoncé sets herself apart because she’s not only made a name for herself in the music industry. She’s also established herself respectively in so many other ways. Sure, you can see how she’s been inspired by other artists, but in the end, Beyoncé is Beyoncé and shouldn’t be put next to anyone else.

As for the others namely Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga, I think we’ll have to wait to see how long they stick around, then we can start with naming legends. Gaga’s been around for all of one year. Let’s not get too excited.

What do you think? Does Kanye have it all figured out?

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    • h.c

      I’ve been done with Kanye a long time ago! I don’t agree with him at all, a legend like you said shoudn’t be put next to anyone else!! Jay is Jay & Beyonce is Beyonce, period!
      don’ even get me started on Wayne & Gaga being legends …seriously Kanye!!

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    • hip hop champ

      I agree I think Jay-Z is his own legend and does not need to be put compared to anyone else and lil Wayne a legend yeah right I would be surprised 2-4 years from now if he is ever mentioned again.