Kanye West says a lot of ridiculous things, but apparently comparing his new love, Kim Kardashian, to Queen Bey wasn’t one of them. The ‘Way Too Cold‘ rapper denied reports to Us Weekly about referring to the reality starlet as his “Beyonce.”

While there have been a slew of reports claiming the relationship is little more than a publicity stunt, West doesn’t deny that part outright — but he does make it clear that his best friend, Jay-Z, has nothing to worry about. “There are a lot of media inaccuracies surrounding this past couple of weeks, especially the ‘She’s my Beyonce’ quote,” West said. “I would never compare anyone to my friend’s wife.”

The denial comes on the heels of an ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch in which West and Kardashian’s relationship was skewered  for laughs. “I love this woman,” ‘SNL”s Jay Pharoah as West said. “As I said earlier this week, she’s my Beyonce.” This evokes the whole “Sarah Palin seeing Russia from her house” thing, doesn’t it?

The actual West continued, “Come on now, that doesn’t even sound like me. If I don’t say something in a rap or on Twitter, it’s not true.” Good to know! Now we’re just waiting on a rap or a tweet regarding his appearance on ‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ and whether Kris Jenner arranged this whole thing.

Watch Kanye West + Kim Kardashian Get Parodied on ‘Saturday Night Live’