Jay-Z liked it, so he put a ring on it. Realistically, he must love it -- in a new interview, Jay essentially inferred that his beloved wife, Beyonce, is the next Michael Jackson.

"What I’ve learned from her is the same thing I learned from Mike," Z told Miami's 99 Jamz. "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. The hard work and the dedication that she puts into her shows … It just makes you want to work harder at your craft. She’s like a machine."

Blasphemy? We don't really think so. While M.J. was unquestionably legendary, he was only human -- and Sasha is so Fierce that she's got a leg up on the competition, so-to-speak. In short, we agree with her uber-biased husband: Beyonce is tops.

Afterall, the girl has practically a whole bucket of Grammys on her bedside table, and even after all of the Destiny's Child fame, she still managed to set new heights in the industry -- and event invent dance moves -- with songs like 'Single Ladies.'

We don't think Beyonce should replace the King of Pop as the new top dog, rather, she should be invited to take her place in the adjoining throne. There's no question, Beyonce is queen. And what a sweet husband she has!