Jay-Z made a stunning revelation in the new issue of NME, where the superstar rapper revealed he collaborated with Michael Jackson on one of Jay‘s songs.

He was on my song ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’, singing these background vocals and I didn’t even put his name on it,” explained Jay. The song famously featured vocals from Biz Markie and Q-Tip, but Michael Jackson‘s contributions were unkown until now.

Jay-Z and Jackson collaborated on a remix of the King of Pop‘s 2001 hit, “You Rock My World.” In addition, Jay brought Michael on stage with him during 2001’s Summer Jam. “He played a concert with me in New York, which was great,” elaborated Jay. “He got up and he walked out and the place went mental, guys were just grabbing their hats and throwing them like, “Aiiiiiiiiiieeeeee!

Hov, who pays tribute to the late entertainer in the magazine, gave his opinion on Michael‘s death. “I try to look for the meaning in things that happen, and it was a tragedy that Michael Jackson passed away, especially for his kids,” he wrote. “But on the other side, I think it gave Michael a chance to be celebrated for the genius he was without all the other stuff in the way, and I don’t know if that would ever have happened had he been alive.