Beyonce Is "Michael Jackson's Second Coming" Says Jay-Z

Bey's hubby explains why he thinks she's on the same level as Michael.

Jay-Z has revealed he's truly inspired by his wife Beyonce and thinks her music is on a level with Michael Jackson.

"What I've learnt from her is similar to what I learnt from (him)," Jay-Z spilled.

"And I know that's blasphemy to compare the two because Mike was such an innovator - but I think she's like the second coming."

Beyonce, who's intimate New York tour at the Roseland Ballroom sold out in a mere 22 seconds, is currently promoting her '4' album.

And Jay says watching how much time and effort she puts into her career pushes him to be better.

"The hard work and dedication that she puts into her shows. It just makes you want to work harder at your own craft," he told a US radio show.

"She's like a machine."