Beyonce is a great entertainer, yet so was Michael Jackson – so who is the greatest out of the two?
Chance the Rapper addressed the question during his commencement speech for Dillard University in New Orleans – stating that while MJ had inspired ‘generations of little black kids’ in his opinion it was Bey who takes the crown!
“One of those little black kids would grow up to be someone especially amazing. She (Beyonce) would do more than just copy Mike. She would surpass him. And now, I’m going to tell you about the greatest performance put on by the greatest performer of all time, and it wasn’t Mike.”
He went on to say that Bey’s 2018 Coachella performance was ‘better than any performance Michael Jackson ever did.’
‘Beyonce had Mike. Mike didn’t have Mike. Mike had James Brown. James Brown had Cab Calloway, and so on and so on. Right now, the greatest performer who ever lived might very well be in this audience. And that person has something Beyonce never had. They got Beyonce.”
So, the real question is, is Beyonce a better performer than Michael Jackson?