Free Masonry. The third eye. Distorted Crosses. Pyramids. Baphomet. Just a few images and symbols that set off red alarms for Illuminati conspiracy theorists.
We’ve gathered the top five musicians riddled with Illuminati rumors. Some have used tongue-in-cheek references to contest involvement with the world-order, while others have flat-out denied any connection.
The pop icon has been at the center of Illuminati rumors throughout her elongated career. She even released a song called “Illuminati” on her 2015 album Rebelheart, a conspiracy theorist’s dream, in which she names fellow celebrities allegedly on the Illuminati watch list. She sings, “It’s like everybody in this party, shining like Illuminati,” poking fun at her haters in the chorus of the song.
While constantly dissecting the symbolism in their shows and lyrics, including the Roc sign they throw up, Illuminati conspiracy theorists are convinced the power couple are head honchos in the secret society. Like Madonna, Jay Z addressed rumors via song, teaming up with fellow rapper Rick Ross on “Free Mason.” Both Jay Z and Beyoncé have sideswiped theorists throughout their careers, but the naysayers just can’t stop, won’t stop.
Roc Nation’s pop princess has seen a fever pitch of Illuminati rumors as her career sky-rocketed over the last 10 years. But the pop star rarely addresses the rumors and instead keeps releasing hits. She may be too busy posting pics on the ‘Gram showcasing her lavish life with family and friends.
The rapper who people love to hate fights off constant rumors of the occult. In interviews and songs, the Chicago native has spoken of his Christian faith, but that’s not enough to keep the watchful eye of theorists off him. In a 2015 interview with Paper Magazine, Kanye said:
“I’m tired of people pinpointing musicians as the Illuminati. That’s ridiculous. We don’t run anything; we’re celebrities. We’re the face of brands. We have to compromise what we say in lyrics so we don’t lose money on a contract.”
Sean “Diddy” Combs
Diddy rounds out the list with a career in music spanning over 25 years. Known for his boisterous personality and enjoyment of excess, like Kanye, the rap mogul has been very vocal about his belief in God, and posts daily inspirational messages on social media. Right now, he may be too busy to address Illuminati believers. He’s headlining the Bad Boy Reunion Tour and is currently traveling the nation.
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