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Jay-Z: Usher Is in Line to Become the Next King of Pop

February 2, 2010 (10:07 am) GMT
After watching Usher's performance in a tribute to Michael Jackson at 2010 Grammy Awards, Jay-Z believes that the 'My Boo' singer is about to become a new King of Pop.
Jay-Z: Usher Is in Line to Become the Next King of Pop

was so impressed with 's tribute to at Sunday night's, January 31 Grammy Awards, he's tipped the R&B star to become the new King of Pop. The "Yeah!" hitmaker joined , , and to perform Jackson's "Earth Song" at the annual awards ceremony.

The "99 Problems" star was watching from the audience at Los Angeles' Staples Center - and he predicts a groundbreaking future for Usher. He tells Access Hollywood, "I thought the Michael Jackson tribute was fantastic and I thought Usher was doing a magnificent job."

"I think he's; He's one of the guys that's in line to, you know, fill those huge shoes. I don't wanna put that pressure on him, but I think he's one of the guys that's in line to do that."

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