It looks like Jay-Z may have spent one too many sleep-deprived nights lately thanks to his newborn twins, as he's been going around saying mad stuff altogether in interviews.

One of them was with Metro, where he called Coldplay's Chris Martin a "modern day Shakespeare".

Both Jay-Z and his wife Beyonce have collaborated with Coldplay in the past, so the rapper has had a chance to see the alleged modern day bard at work in close quarters.

"I have been in the industry long enough to know when I’m in the presence of a genius and Chris Martin is just that”, he said. “In years to come, Britain will look back at him as a modern day Shakespeare. He is an incredible recording artist, an incredible songwriter, but where he really comes alive is performing live. If you get the chance to see Coldplay live, do it – you ain’t gonna regret it.”

What do you reckon - does he have a point, or does he just need more sleep?