Jay-Z on Beyonce: “She’s The Second Coming”

Best rapper alive Jay-Z keeps it gangsta when he’s asked about Beyonce most of the time, answering no questions about his wife and clamming up in an almost kind of, “I dare you to ask more questions” way.

The strategy has served the couple well, preserving their relationship over the better part of a decade and keeping personal information about Hova and B off websites like ours, for the most part. But uncharacteristically, Hovito spoke at length about his wife during a recent radio interview.

Jay, who recently released the epic “Watch the Throne” album with fellow rap superstar Kanye West, called in to a Miami radio station to do some publicity for the long-awaited collaboration. During the call, Jay says that despite straight out owning the rap game for more than a decade, he’s learned a lot from Beyonce- and that she’s a Michael Jackson-level pop star:

“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… 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.”

Um… Jay, it might be a bit more blasphemous to refer to your wife as the “second coming,” you know. Hova continues:

“The hard work and dedication that she puts into her shows — it just makes you want to work harder at your craft. She’s like a machine.”

Beyonce will be turning 30 in just a few weeks, on September 4th, and in recent interviews, she’s brought up the “children” issue again- but still no baby for the power couple. Below, the first video from “Watch the Throne,” for the song “Otis.”