LOS ANGELES—Saying that he was thrilled to be considered alongside such a talented and respected musician, hip-hop artist and 2014 Best Rap Album Grammy nominee Jay Z told reporters today that he feels “deeply honored” to be nominated in the same category as Jay Z. “When I saw the list of Grammy nominees and realized that I was up for the same award as musical pioneer and industry legend Jay Z, I was completely blown away,” said Jay-Z, who noted that he’s “a huge fan” of all of Jay Z’s songs and that he considers Jay-Z to be the one of greatest artists of his generation and a personal inspiration. “It feels great just to have my album Magna Carta…Holy Grail nominated this year, but for it to even be mentioned in the same breath with a flawless album like Jay Z’s Magna Carta…Holy Grail is a humbling experience and one that I truly cherish.” Jay Z then told reporters that, regardless of who wins tonight’s award, he knows that Jay Z is the artist who truly deserves it.