Kanye West Says Timberlake Is The New Michael Jackson, Jay-Z Is The New Sinatra

One thing you have to say for Kanye West: His stream-of-consciousness thoughts tend to lead to interesting places. On Wednesday, he somehow managed to transition from talking about the low aesthetic quality of paparazzi photographs to saying that Justin Timberlake is the new Michael Jackson, Lil Wayne is the new Jimi Hendrix, Jay-Z is the new Frank Sinatra and more — all in less than 150 words! Check out Kanye's blog here, and the post (as usual in all-caps, which we've put into sentence case) right here, which accompanies a classy paparazzi shot of Rihanna:

"Fresh a-- picture!!! Yo why can't all paparazzi photos be this good? Well obviously because most celebs just aren't Rihanna LOL! ... But on the real, this pic is hardcore. Peep the perspective shot of the city in the back. Sometimes the paps overexpose the lens or have the flash too high taking all the emotion out of the moment. This moment is captured in time now. I look at our current superstars like legends in the making ... Like Justin is the new Mike, Beyoncé's the new Tina Turner, [Lady] Gaga's Madonna, Jay is Sinatra ... Wayne is Hendrix, [Radiohead's] Thom Yorke is [Pink Floyd's] Roger Waters, these are the champions and should be documented as such. That said, it would be dope if the paps operated with the same integrity and attention to their craft as the legends they photograph ... Good job on this one!"