Is Beyoncé the Michael Jackson of this generation?
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Is Beyoncé the Michael Jackson of this generation?

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Beyoncé is the epitome of slayage, and she has brought nothing less to each and every performance—ever since she took center stage as a solo performer at 2003 BET Awards. The BeyHive refers to Queen Bey as the greatest living entertainer, with many going as far as to compare her to the late King of Pop. But plenty of doubters concede that while Bey is a successful crossover performer, there will only be one MJ—and that magic can't be replicated. What do you think? 🎤

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Comparing Queen Bey to the King of Pop put the Internet at war, back in April, after Beyoncé gave an iconic performance at Coachella. According to BET.com:

The BeyHive and Moonwalkers played Twitter tug-of-war with the G.O.A.T. crown for the greatest performer of all time in the “Michael Jackson or Beyoncé” debate. From the BeyHive’s position, Bey’s worthiness comes from a combination of aesthetic multitude, live vocal versatility, breathtaking choreography and thematic skillfulness for every stage she’s graced. On the contrary, MJ fans have spat back, not only did the Jackson family icon master those same aforementioned stage gifts, but was able to send swarms of fainting fans to the emergency room while doing it.

Some fans call Bey the new MJ, others say she's better than MJ. Either way, Moonwalkers aren't with it. Rolling Out joined in on the debate, back in April:

In comparison, each artist had different ways of captivating audiences. Jackson used dance, set themes, and a bit of mysticism to keep the audience engaged throughout his show. Prince would use his skill of instrumentation. Beyoncé’s focus on dance and set themes is more closely aligned with Jackson’s live show.

Some fans argue the torch has been passed to Beyoncé, and there's nothing wrong with that. The BeyHive calls Bey the greatest living entertainer. PERIOD.

And some have called Bey the new MJ or the female MJ for years.

But others continue to argue there's no one like MJ, and Bey shouldn't even have to be compared to one of her greatest influences at this stage of her career.

But some fans argue Bey respects her influences and isn't coming for the late King of Pop's legendary crown.

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