Jay-Z Speaks His Piece On Illuminati Rumors, Talks Potential Addition To Roc Nation

Hov explains why he thinks people have tried to link him to the Illuminati, and hints at a possible draft pick to the Roc Nation team.

Jay-Z has been making the rounds these past few days, promoting his new book Decoded. While in Britain, he stopped by Tim Westwood's radio show to talk about a number of things, but most notably, what he thinks about rumors of his connections to the "Illuminati."

"It's a secret society that everyone knows about," he said, laughing. "I think that when people have a certain amount of success it needs to be explained in a way other than hard work and talent and being blessed. We've been seeing this since the beginning of time. The Beatles or anybody else that's similar [to them]. That's how you know that you're really getting big. And I'm just like 'Man, I'm rock star big? I get these kinds of rumors?' I think it's really silly but everybody needs stuff to talk about."

While Jigga regards the speculations of his being tied to a secret society as silly, there is one thing he continues to take seriously: business. His trip to Britain may not have been just to promote his new book. He's also expressed an interest in signing British rapper Tinie Tempah to his Roc Nation label.

"If he wants to be super successful, he should come to [Roc Nation]," Jay told Radio 1. "I've been hearing about him."

If Tempah signs to Roc Nation, he will be the ninth artist to join the stacked team.

126 Comments

  • jaketheshape

    I dont know...when you say "its a secret society that nobody knows about" and laugh. thats what they all say. odd

  • joe

    you fan boys are everywhere...when will the world get rid of you

  • joe

    no wonder you Americans are ruled by brainless twits. If you cant see the blatant link your all as blind and stupid as the world thinks you are. How about you all do a bit of research then form a opinion...instead of talking about stuff you know nothing about.

  • joe

    no wonder you Americans are ruled by brainless twits. If you cant see the blatant link your all as blind and stupid as the world thinks you are. How about you all do a bit of research then form a opinion...instead of talking about shit you know nothing about. oh and YES HE IS INVOLVED

  • Slimturk

    Tinie Tempah has enough talent and popularity....Why bring him to Roc Nation when he can just sign him to his European Record company that he has overseas...

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  • YOUAJOKE

    HES ALREADY BEEN EXPOSED AS BEING INTO ALL THAT ILLUMINATI BULLSHIT... BUT SERIOUSLY WHO THE FUCK CARES? ALL RELIGION IS MADE UP

  • N/A

    I'm a Jay fan but...he still hasn't answered yes or no. Just saying. He speaks like a president, and what I mean by that is that he bullshits around questions instead of just giving an answer. Clinton? Bush? Obama? The Illuminati thing does get blown out of proportion though.

  • chris

    all of this Illuminati talk with Jay-Z is pure ignorance.. it's bullshit, & all you who are believing it just look like morons... Just learn to do something better than come up with all these stupid conspiracies & get educated on the real matters.. like how we're slowly being stripped of our rights. The Illuminati does exist but no way Jay is in it.

  • Walt

    This illuminati nonsense is crazy talk. Do you really believe there is generations of families who subscribe to this illuminati crap. So every child in these families are raised to keep a big secret of taking over the world to live out their ancestors dream. At some point I'm sure someone would get tired of trying to take over the world and just be happy with their billions. It seems that poor people tend to believe in the illuminati, as it's a way to explain the have and have nots. As you get higher in the chain and closer to the rich you'll soon realize that its all bullsh*t. It's like when you start getting raises at your job and promotions, and now you're the manager's circle you realize that managers aren't all assholes and they are people just like you. It wasn't as serious as you thought!

  • raoulrodolphe

    Oh My Goodness! I ain't read so many funny comments in a very long time. I would recommend you all to read proper books about the Illuminati and the Freemasons first before you start making comments. Then whether Jay-Z is involved or not is beyond us anyway. What we need is more succesful black business men and women to show us the way out of this poverty trap many of us are still stuck in. Let's stop hating those who are succesfull and let's work to reach their level. Peace!

    • Uhhh Retarded?

      co-sign. just cuz im a wigger who likes black music and is tired of the one syllable rapping. for reals.. if people would just read magic school bus or something they wouldnt be so stupid. lol and no. vibe magazine does not count as a book

  • LA

    why dnt you make a video instead ∨∨∨∨

  • Uhhh Retarded?

    mkay, first of all. children shouldnt believe everything they see,hear,read, and or think. see if you wikipedia the Freemasons and the Illuminati you'll notice it says "enlightenment" and yes probably jay-z does believe in this stuff. but does that mean hes involved? and secondly. i dont remember any of these words in those long ass posts, Lucifer,Devil,Satan,Darker Power, or Jay-z. people assuming this successful black man is the devil is a step back for civilization. happen to remember when we went around yelling "witch" and "warlocke" and killing them with an impossible feat? this is why back in elementary school, your teacher would say "read a book". if you want a satanic image, why dont you target, metal or rock? or better yet i thought avatar was pretty satanic in itself. lol whats sad is you don't see that Jay-z and Kanye be having fun with you're stupidity. i wouldnt be suprised if Jay-z makes another 99 problems. its hook can go "i got 99 problems but a dumbass aint one" he'll even support your stupidity and put it as song six again. now the reason i posted this in the first place is cuz i read the stupidest comment ever. something about T.I. boosie and gucci going to "jail" for not being linked with Freemason/Illuminati. lol firstly gucci had to have sold his soul to the devil cuz that NIGGER cant rap. and yes i am white. secondly dont you think this bullshit has gone on way to much? if you're gonna find a reason to hate why even read his shit? i'm not a genius but last i checked its not forced to push the link that says "Jay-Z speaks on Illuminati" fuck people get over it. act like people not half retarded uneducated niggers. act like reasonable human beings. and FYI nigga isnt bad. and if it is stfu and stop saying it too. dueces :]

  • thebeg95

    notice how the astute bastard doesn't deny that they exist,and jokes about it.that way he's fueling the speculation more.

    • LIFE ACCORDIN' TO DUTCH

      HE JOKE ABOUT IT BECAUSE ITS SOME DUM SHIT TALKED ABOUT BY OTHER DUMB MUHFUCKAZ...RICH FOLKS TEND TO BE THINKIN ABOUT RICH PEOPLE SHIT..NOT DUM NIGGA YOUTUBE SHIT..

  • look man

    He says these things and puts certain images in his videos, in his music, etc. that he knows will get people talking about certain things. Same with Kanye.

  • Life ACCORDIN' TO DUTCH

    AS A MAN WHO HAS ACTUALLY READ THE BOOK"ILLUMINATI"..THE ILLUMINATI USES RELIGION TO KEEP CONTROL OVER SOCIETIES..U DUMMIES ON HERE ARGUIN OVER YOUR FAVORITE RAPPERS...AND U THINK A SO-CALLED "CONSCIOUS" NIGGA IS NOT APART OF THE SAME THING..SO NAS IS NOT..BUT JAY IS..I DONT HEAR SHIT ABOUT "EMINEM" THE MOST SUCCESSFUL NIGGA IN THE GAME..RIGGGGHT..STOP BLACK ON BLACK CRIME..

  • Life ACCORDIN' TO DUTCH

    A TRUE HOUSE NIGGA IN THE NEW MILLENIUM IS A "NIGGA" ON THE CORNER IN A WHITE TEE..U LAME ASS NIGGA..U EVER THOUGHT JAY KNOWS WHO ROCKERFELLER OR CROWLEY IS BECAUSE HE MIGHT JUST BE "SMART"..A CONCEPT THATS LOST ON IDIOTS..I DONT FUCK WITH THIS ALL BLACK ENTERTAINERS OR ANYBODY OF COLOR WHO IS SUCCESSFUL IS SOMEHOW LINKED TO "DEVIL WORSHIP"..THATS THE STUPIDEST SHIT I HAVE EVER HEARD..U HAVE NEVER HEARD A BLK SUCCESSFUL PERSON NOT SAY THAT THEY WERE BLESSED OR THANK GOD IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD..THATS TYPICALLY A "CAUCASION" THING..AND TO THINK OUR OWN PPL FALL FOR THIS DUMASS NON-READING BOOKS SHIT..GET THE FUC OFF THE INTERNET AND YOUTUBE..THE ILLUMINATI IS ON FOX NEWS EVERYDAY..THEY PROMOTED THE DOWNFALL OF THIS NATION AND CONTINUE TOO(THE TEA PARTY)..U DUMMIES KEEP ON BEIN BLINDED BY JAY-Z iS ILLUMINATI..IDIOTS..THE ILLUMINATI DONT WANT YO DUM BLACK ASS TO GO TO SCHOOL..THEY WANT YOU ON THE INTERNET TEARING DOWN MUHFUCKAS WHO R SUCCESSFUL...IF A STADIUM IS BUILT IN BRROKLYN..WHO EATS..EVERYBODY WHO LIVE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND WORK THERE..DUMASS HOUSE NIGGAZ..CALLIN BLACK SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE WHO FEED OTHER PEOPLE HOUSE NIGGAZ ARE BITCHASS NIGGAZ

  • szasxx

    jayz is a liar, so is the devil. But he would never say 'i dont dig with illumanati' To all the lame deniers, he has tracks called Devi'ls, freemason feat ross (even a mixtape), track called lucifer! get da fuk outta here!

  • 2pac

    so all the images and all the symbolism is just by accident, jay knows about crowley and rockafella by accident? lool jayz stans need to realize whats going on hes part of them and is a house nigger fuck man if pac was alive he would of slapped that big lipped camel lookin nigga

  • exclusiveKICKS2

    pretty much, yeah...

  • billy

    since allot of people brought up the d'evils track, does that mean that dj premier is in the illuminati for creating the beat and laying the scratches? are ski beatz and dame dash in it for helping create reasonable doubt? big L made a track called devil's son, jedi mind tricks and 3 6 mafia talk about the devil in their rhymes sometimes and nobody links them with masons and shit everyone loved jigga when he was with a black owned label, now since he's doing big business with white folks, he's satanic?

    • billy

      well thanks allot for NOT giving an actual counter arguement

    • freeprodigy

      @billy.. ''everyone loved jigga when he was with a black owned label, now since he's doing big business with white folks, he's satanic?'' - Stfu get over yourself its got nothin to do with race u ignorant bitch its plastered over everything he does! youd think it'd take a blind man not to notice jayz is down with some devil shit. clearly not. u waste

  • Yo

    Jay never clearly says "I am not apart of Illuminati or anything like it". He is playing word games.

    • delta

      rappers today want to be linked to illuminati as if it was a good thing the rich racist ass holes dont give a shit about rappers.

    • KeithSaidIt

      If he did what changes homie? Exactly what will you do? Hit the reply button again with another scary post? Only rap fans of the early 90's did real things like march on Washington, Fight the Power, seek knowledge. You cats today are STRAIGHT JOKES.

  • SoAnyway

    Holy shit you motherfuckers are pathetic. Don't ever come around me you nerds, EVER! Here's a secret: You will die one day.

  • TruthIsMe

    If he's illuminate how do I get in? Because I don't give a fuck about any of you clowns in here. Which one of you is willing to pay my rent? It's too easy to get rich, because you dummies will buy anything. Jay knows that.

  • hek718

    he still not just straight up saying "no I'm not down with it" its like all guilty people do when they cant deny something. People aint as stupid as you thought huh jay?

  • .....

    pac and biggie got themselves killed. pac was about to leave death row to start his own label and suge knight threaten him if he left. biggie was caught up in a lot of mess. don't forget that these two people put bad karma own themselves by voicing out they are ready to die. mixed in with all the dirt and facades that they used in their music. biggie mom even said that she gave him the world and they actually lived in a dope apartment. biggie choice to deal with dirty people so did pac. they are good muscians but still don't get hyped up in other peoples hype because if they werent caught up in the bull that they made they both would still be alive.

    • 80zProdKT

      ur right u reap what u sew, but Pac was definitely not pampered he slept on a mattress only had ramen noodles 2 eat & at times nothing at all. even Jada(will's wife) said pac had just 2 or 3 shirts and maybe 2 pairs of jeans. so when he said rose that grew from concrete he meant it. And the illuminati is just smoke and mirrors Pac died cuz he stomped out the worng dude no 1 is untouchable something Pac knew & respected. T>I>P Thug.In.Peace

  • BigCell10

    everytime this debate is brought up. u have people who believe wit mad reasons and facts why they do. then u have scary ass people who deny it just because he said he not. well duhh dude not going to admit it. we not waiting for him to tell the truth. U guys who dont believe have no no reasons why u just scared or this talk or to blind and caught up that u cant think outside the box. but wat i want to know is we can go on and on but wat does it do. the N.W.O will still come to affect. All of us believers need to plan to meet up and and make the media pay attention to it. call the radio bring the shit up. i sware if i had certains i probably be dead cause i dont give a fuck. somebody just need to murk his ass. to get him out the way.

    • Investigate_Building7

      Is there any way to defeat these criminals? Some days I feel so helpless... so many people around us are ignorant of the facts, they want to continue living their meaningless lives of iPhones, iPads, consumerism, materialism... Our culture is so degenerate... This ain't a black and white issue - its a positive versus negative issue, period. What color you are doesn't matter in the end - this is about saving humanity

  • .....

    to my man trying to explain BIG PIMPIN that's all we ever known because of slavery we never had anything. don't get the mind-state that we were left in after slavery and not having anything mixed up with all of this crap. when people of colour was able to buy things we splurged and pimpin is one of the oldest forms of work. it only became illegal because they say black america using it to make tax free money.

  • .....

    first off 2pac was a hypocrite like many others. his mom was in the black panthers so that is a strike against him, Jesse Jackson helped destroy the black panthers and like most black panthers anyone in their families he or she life was very hard because they have damaged records. 2pac was all over the place just go off and agree with any and everything he said. 2nd this world is established by the white america, before obama was elected the gov had to renew the voting write of all black citizens so do they really give a damn about the lowest form of entertainment which is rap? which is also a black entertainment thing. i highly doubt they do, and nowadays MILLONS of dollars aint nothing. people have to have BILLIONS to even stay around for along time. Jayz and many other rappers can lose their money at the blink of a eye and that goes with anyone in entertainment. the hollywood biz is not as powerful as yall trying to make it seem. since the recession hollywood has not been earning nearlly half as much as they did 20 years ago. the gov isn't after rappers or the brainwashing of citizens. because if the gov really really really wanted someone they would snatch them up without a trace meaning no time for a interview or music. we live in white america don't get it twisted, people of colour are still playing catch up.

  • Augustus

    Many groups lay claim to the Illuminati name. The one that anyone should be concerned about is the Baphomet which is the Power Elite (royalty blood lines, old money). These people own Hollywood and the music industry, so you have to play by their rules if you want to play in their ballpark. In "layman's terms," these mainstream artists that these stans look up to are puppets. Example: Jay's "Big Pimpin" tells us to spend all our money on expensive, intangible goods so the rich get richer, which creates the illusion(modern-day magic) that money creates power. Their mission is to control the world behind the scenes while letting people know their influence is present through hand signs, gestures, etc. Everyone that has referenced "D'Evils" on this thread is on the right track. The entire song is an explanation and justification for what he does (or will do for that matter). Jay doesn't care one bit on whether there is an afterlife or not because he believes his "Third-Eye"(state of enlightenment) is wide open. Now, do I think Jay is associated with the Illuminati? Yes. Why? Other than the demonic symbols everyone is talking about in his "On to the Next One" video, he praises Rocafella(royal blood line link) and throws up the "roc" sign everyone thinks is as AWESOME as the sign of the horns (both masonry and demonic symbols). Since he was down with the cause, Jay was handed the hip hop world on a silver platter once they(Illuminati) killed Pac(b/c he kept talking about things he wasn't suppose to) and Biggie(b/c he was making a mockery out of the killing of Pac). Jay has remained loyal ever since, and his companionship with Beyonce is going to place them in the royalty category. At the end of the day, it's all about the Benjamins baby! P.S. This whole thread is making Jay $$$; FACT

    • potato_w_jive

      wow. you REALLY believe this stuff? You REALLY believe that there are hidden messages of a world takeover in songs like BIG PIMPIN? Haha D'evils?! haha. Using your own logic ,Lil Wayne is rich enough and talks the same get money nonsense that Jay does..is HE Illuminati too? Wait wait, so you need to be rich and talk about getting richer in order to be Illuminati? Oprah too right? Dude, Im all for conspiracy theories, but the idea that these global secret societies are in some way connected to RAP MUSIC is really stupid. For all the influence and power these secret societies have, i think they'd have a better vehicle to do it besides RAP MUSIC. Cmon people. Dont believe the hype.

  • Investigate_Building7

    Point is, if Jay-Z was real, he would use his platform - which reaches tens of millions of people - to call out these globalist scumbags who are trying to destroy our way of life, destroy our currency, and consolidate power on an international level. You think these Anglo-American globalist elite white old men give a FUCK about black folks? HELL NO they'd rather see you all dead. Believe that.

  • Investigate_Building7

    Hov may not be part of the globalist elite, but he sure as hell works for them. Believe me, Jay-Z is very aware that there is a push for a NWO. He knows very well that Obama is simply a puppet to fool black folks and guilt-ridden whites into accepting it. Jay's a multi-multi-millionaire - and yet you fools don't believe that he knows shit that you don't? Too bad Pac was assassinated - he was ready to expose everything. If Pac was alive today, he'd be talking about 9/11 and the globalists - just like Prodigy and KRS-One do today. "The New World Order means starvation... they want at least 1.2 billion deceased, while the rest is left with the Mark of the Beast on they domepiece; beware the signs of the times now and near..." -AZ

    • BigCell10

      Word I co-sign on the ending. Thats wats its coming too. Im not beat so i guess ill be part of that 1.2. billion.see but alot of people know truth but scared of it at the same time. we busy clubbin and being controlled by electronics. those people will easily fall for the shit or wake up wen they see it actually happening.

  • AP

    Who really cares??? This talk is old now...Get on with your lives!!!!

  • Anonymous

    He is down with it like most of the rappers, the movie stars, and professional players

  • DeedaUK

    Many of these posts if not all should begin with "In my opinion.." because alot of you are talking in a manor which suggests you have yourself proven the point to be true or false. Well unless you are a highly regarded and graded freemason and also happen to be a personal close friend of Jays, unless you are fortunate to be both of these you should STFU. In my opinion, there is alot of evidence towards Jay being involved, i am a huge Jay Z fan and also share an interest in freemasons and the supposed illuminati and all i can say is the evidence is damn compelling. If you cant see the subliminal or blatant illuminati references then you are blind or ignorant. The question is, is he doing this or is he being forced?

  • BigCell10

    you guys who deny that secret dark society Dont forget was Pac was talking about. He was getting big and knew the truth. he was about to expose them and got murked for it. he was trying to let us know back then. we not in that era no more. when u had Ras kass, poor Righteuos teachers,KRS-one, O.C. and others going in on this stuff.

  • BigCell10

    First of all. Dude part of some elite group that he's in because of his financial statice. They Check him and in order to keep his wealth and power its do wat we say. Its not illuminati so itseasy for him to deny that. Second= U people put him on a pedistool by caring so much. who gives a fuck does he stop u from believing in god. shouldnt. alot of u complain but doubt you throw all his CDs away. and those who deny that he is part of something is either blind or scared of truth. The type who says man i dont want to think of like that, so u just completly deny it. Ive been saying fuck Jay ever since the ROC fell apart. Im just waiting for the truth to be told. Someone from his past or who knows him will come out wit it.

  • Luis Echevarria

    Illuminati exists to me only as words and images, I deal with them just like I deal with the negative thoughts (words and images) that come up in my mind: I become aware of them, smile, then move on, lol.. because to give them any more of my attention is to give them my energy.. and the more energy I put into words and images in my mind the sooner it manifest into my physical reality. ;)

  • Rob Johnson

    Illuminati has nothing to do with the devil... they brainwashed the slaves out of their religion and into christianity(easier to control "do what we say now it will all be great in the afterlife").....Illuminati is about knowledge...the more people listen to Gucci and Wacka and Kei$ha and Gaga its seems konwledge IS the Devil.....thats deep...

    • Armonio

      dumbing down the lyrics in the music, and everything in it.. dumbing down the people, makin them happy with fake money and lots of alcohol.. see lupe's vid dumb it down, and recognize the mason puppet in the video

  • Armonio

    Illuminati want my mind, soul and my body Secret Society, tryin' to keep their eye on me the truth will set you bitchass niggas free since yesterday this fucking freemason society got labeled as a fucking charity???!!! support the whiteass obama who neva was a nigga, who's spending $200 mil a day just to see his asian friends fuck nonbelievers (K)

  • morris wise

    No power on Earth can disperse the concentration of greed assembled in the illuminati, the cream flows to the top and they have been chosen by Mother Nature to bleed their underlings dry.

  • Keith Bussey

    hopefiully this will put it to rest

  • La'Taurus Harrison

    He keeps playin himself...mentioning the Beatles does nothing for his argument. They were known occultist...look on the cover of their sgt. pepper album, and you will see how they paid homage to Aliester "the beast" Crowley. They also were known to have goats in photo shoots which is another symbolism of satanism.

    • szasxx

      La'Taurus has wise knowledge, Big u Up! No homo

    • The Ooh Child

      Whatever nigga. Open a book and stop watching YouTube videos.

    • La'Taurus Harrison

      Eric, you can show all you want, but they only believe what they want to.

    • La'Taurus Harrison

      A fool is always wise in his own mind...

    • Eric Asare

      for god sake u ignorant fools he has a song called Lucifer...he wore do what tho wilt shirt a quote from a satanist...he has satanic imagery in his music video...he's a sell out..but i still bump to his non satanic song lol..but seriously he's not in illuminti but he's being used by them..just go listen to d'evils...but of course this dumbed down societyis gonna say he said not apart of it ..so he not in...u people are blind and pathetic..as soon i heard d'evils when i was listening to reasonable doubt..i knew something was wrong with him...

    • The Ooh Child

      Lemme guess, you watched a "Jay Z is Illuminati" video on YouTube and it freaked you out. And you now lay claim to some sort of superior knowledge, while the masses remain ignorant? I study shit that is worth knowing. I read the words of scientists and philosophers. I don't have time for batshit crazy conspiracy theories about celebrities.

    • La'Taurus Harrison

      Blind loyalty...some shit I could never understand, is what blinds these dudes from the truth. They don't study shit...but are quick to doubt what you state. Study all of Jay's moves...mannerism, songs, and all of his weak refutes and you might learn some shit.

    • The Ooh Child

      Are you fucking retarded?

  • killuminati

    it is so pathetic watching this guys (especially jay-z) when they get asked about iluminati , they say the dumbest shit and people eat it!

    • Wow

      Then explain why this secret society is so well known, dumbass. If they were supposed to be in the secret club where no one should know it's secrets, why would he (and every other supposed 'illuminati member') allude to it? Want a hint? BECAUSE YOU PEOPLE ARE STUPID FUCKING TOOLS THAT'LL BUY SINGLES AND ALBUMS TO TRY AND PROVE IT. You probably think that it's connected with devil worship, too. Get the fuck out of here, you're a waste of space, time, and resources.

  • GTFO

    Jay-Z = Rapper Everyone that thinks hes a mason = retarded

  • the truthact like you know

    shame on you for believing rappers they sell falsehoods for a living

  • the truthact like you know

    Boule not illuminati w.e.b dubois was one do ya research

  • Anonymous

    dont none of yall know what the fucc ur saying j dont have anything to do with the masons and ive never seen a symbol in his clothes or videos do u even know what a mason sign looks like and to the other dumb ass illumanati aint just white people dummy and wouldnt know regular mf know by looking any way yall need to go to school and learn something instead sitting on this computer all day talking about shit u know nothing of peace bitches

  • the truthact like you know

    He's Boule not illuminat he's still a nigga in ill's eyes but boule he is

  • r.pgh

    i'm tired of this illuminati, freemason bullshit. Like some old white men came into Brooklyn one random day and picked Jay out of a crowd and said "he shall be the one to lead our new generation with subliminal messages". GTFOH.

  • COREY

    first off - the rumor isn't that he's in the Illuminati - it's that he is a Freemason. Which, if you look at all of his symbolism in his videos and his clothing line - that are all masonic, not illuminati. So of course he is going to deny this - because I believe it is not true - he is not in Illuminati. However, I do feel that he is a Freemason - perhaps a 3rd Degree, I am sure he is high up in the ranks.

    • corey41685

      there's 3 levels of freemasonery - 3rd degree. and masons and illuminati are not the same.

    • pathetic

      illuminati is formed by freemason lodges , members of illuminati are freemasons

    • A person

      You mean a rapper 33rd degree buddy that the highest. Most masons are educated Jay is not. Bill Clinton is a 33rd degree. So a rapper is as powerful as the president but has a problem selling records. Hahaha! If you are a rapper you are a performance artist. They perform in character wherever they are not just in the traditional forms, theater, movies, and television.

    • JB

      Illuminati=Freemasonry....dummy Besides he already addressed this on the Freemason song with Rick Ross

  • billy

    religion is the only illuminati, it can brainwash people to believe anything while teaching them how to live their lives through fear of the all seeing eye aka God aka big brother aka the unseen hand's ability to take souls to hell

  • insulting

    Wow...actually comparing his success to that of The Beatles. i like jay's music, but common. Real music and sheer innovative talent of the beatles...to rap music? very pale in comparison. id like to see jay-z rap or even sing and play an instrument at the same time. thanks

    • Fair

      Musical talent doesn't come down to if you can play an instrument or not. Nor is it if you can sing. If you and your group can construct the instruments and melodies, and you can use your literary skills to create a lyricism that goes over most people's heads (apparently your's as well) Then that constitutes music. Explain what "real music" is. Because music is "The art of arranging sounds in time so as to produce a continuous, unified, and evocative composition, as through melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre." If he does that, and it exists in this world, that's what "Real Music" is. Your opinion is subjective. How is the Beatles and Jay-Z any different other than their genre? Get the fuck out of here. You're not intelligent, so you shouldn't speak like you are.

    • Yes

      Yes he actually compared his success to white people oh. Who do you think he would compare himself too Micheal Jackson. Other than him who has been huge and black?

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  • Anonymous

    TO THE ALL THE PEOPLE SAYING THE ILLUMANTI IS FAKE THEN WHY DID PAC TALK ABOUT AND SAID HE WAS GON TO STOP IT HIS LAST ALBUM WAS CALLED KILLUAMANTI PEOPLE WAKE UP JAY Z IS DEEP IN THIS SATANIC STUFF

    • Carlos Russalis

      Oh yeah because Pac talked about it that makes it real... seriously? C'mon son don't believe everything you read in the papers...

  • truth

    HEY JAY, If you reading this right now explain to me whats up with that aleister crowley sweatshirt you were wearing in the run this town behind the scenes clip. and why all the other symbolism that went on before all this illuminati became news. The evidence just didnt come from out of nowhere and you cant fool me. To the fans: hes calling all of ya'll ididots basically. I mean hes the one with the illuminati signs on new rocawear line. not us.

    • Anonymous

      at least you know what your talking about , thank god ! jay-z is a fucking bitch , tryin to sneak out of this questions

    • lookman

      who does not fit into what you consider normal or shit he has an unusual birth mark guess what he is a witch burn him on a stake.....you all are worried about images on a rap video and not people who pass themselves as a Person of Cloth who molest thier parishioners ?..GTFOH freakin hypocrites

    • CTALLDAY

      If he is in this secret society the ones in charge must really be upset with him since he is showing all these signs to us who are not a part of it! Come on people! So was Jay always in this society? Or did he get in once he hit a certin dollar amount? If that's the case all of you should be on Wall Street Journal or Forbes comment pages talking about the real rich world...FIND SOMETHING BETTER TO DO PLEASE THAN TO TALK ABOUT THIS SHIT!

  • Frankie

    ppl dont know what illuminati is, to me illuminati is snitchwork and blackmail. when i was 18 my godmother's husband used to sell drugs and he was a wealthy dude, he was connected to a drug ring and told me he knew niggaz in Oregon that wanted him to get involved in human trafficking. he was selling drugs for a man who was blackmailing him and had incriminating evidence. there are forces of evil that men believe balance out the good, believe what you want

  • rell

    I guess we will never know .. If he dosen't give us a clear answer. Then again who cares right!! check this article out the underrated great http://www.examiner.com/hip-hop-music-in-charlotte/kam-moye-a-voice-hip-hop-will-truly-miss

  • deekay

    what i dont realy get is y do those iluminati act like god i mean who are they fooling no one can do what god does no one is greater than god

    • loe510

      Being a person that was Raised in a Masonic household I can say without a question of a doubt there are a lot more artists then just jay z usin the symbols. the question is does that make you a member? and by the way, you don't have to be a famous to be a Mason. There are people in your life that are Masons tht just are not sayin nothin cuz its not about that. Is it a secret society? the only thing secret about it is its true purpose, origin, leaders and practices.

  • bakhriez aziz

    illuminati is just a trend, i think jay-z its not illuminati

  • L3x

    Honestly i never believed he was an Illuminati, tho its all over the internet and its one those topics you cant help but just read. theres things that people are looking more into for example the diamond sign and ALLEGEDLY theres certain handshakes related to this, And well if he who really cares? they even say former presidents get together to worship a 30 foot wooden owl and am supposed to give a damn? as far as i am concern every head in their own world.

  • poverty

    for all of u who believe in this Illuminati crap do some research on the Illuminati and then tell me what u believe. but ne way he need to stop tryin to sign uk rappers look at lady sovereign she and sell shit over here

    • Lee

      She isn't what i'd call a rapper and she was bigger in the US than she was in the UK, which says something. Tinie is the future.

  • jtyson

    Title should be, "Jay-Z Speaks His Piece...". Also, anyone who thinks Jay-Z is affiliated with the Illuminati (assuming they exist) is an idiot. From all known accounts, the Illuminati is a secret organization that originated in Europe hundreds of years ago. While the actual influence of the group remains dubious at best, members have never been made known publicly, and the exclusivity makes being a member such a distinct honor within certain circles. Jay-Z clearly references and alludes to the Illuminati in his songs. Logically, if you were a member of the Illuminati (a super-secret organization) you wouldn't do this. Besides this, there's the obvious fact that Jay-Z is black and cannot gain membership at some of the world's most exclusive country clubs, and therefore probably wouldn't be allowed to join a mystic organization. Jay-Z wants you to believe that he's a member of the Illuminati, which is why he makes cute little references in his songs. If you think he's a member of the Illuminati then you're doing exactly what he wants you to. Anyone with two brain cells to rub together can logically determine that Jay-Z, a black former drug dealer who makes his money off of rapping and an urban clothing line, is not a member of the enlightened group that champions for higher learning. Besides, even if he was, THE ILLUMINATI DON'T DO ANYTHING. WHO THE FUCK CARES IF HE'S A MEMBER?

    • J.ROCK

      jtyson you sound like 50 tyson at this point their are a lot of memebers of this group the boule buldinburg group and you wanna know somting the boule is a black group of the illumniati to keep us down and to keep the children dumb'd down im onyl 17 i've been studying and hearing about this since 98 why do you think gangs are in the urban areas of every city why do you think there a crack head on every corner if the mason are not illuminati they sure are affiltied with them and know what the hell is going on here and did you listen to pacs last few words ( listen to the lyrics if you dont belive it hold us accountible) you can continue to be dumb'd down and follow this american lie i mean damn look at the music today theres a real problem with society if they want gay rights everywhere in this world there is a real problem when everyone wante to be the next waka flocka and wear skinny jeans and theirs black leaders we never learn'd about in school that were killed because this truth was coming out before jay-z and diddy and any of them were around and you know what makes your comment vary brainless obama is the first qoute on qoute black prez but he's in the world leader's meetings just not to long ago he was at a bouldinburg meeting please man open your eyes to whats in front of you cause the blind lead the blind stright to hell

    • yep

      damn straight hommie

    • LJbigbang

      Agreed. LMAO at HipHopDX, fucking morons.

  • freeprodigy

    Yo I'm liking most the comments on this so far. Educated heads who've got there eyes open, not blind cats who totally dismiss this. What I'm not getting is Jay sayin that's how u know ur gettin big, or that just cos u have a certain amount of success people look for diff answers other than hard work. NO JAY it's because it's plastered over everything u do. people aint sayin this about other big artists, only a few, mainly YOU. U brought these rumours on yourself.

    • thewhat

      @Shady- u dumb ass, first off the 1st comment didnt just say there was no other artists into this shit, it said a few, mainly YOU(Jay-Z) second, eminem aint into some jay-z shit and neither is nas. There is a lot of truth out there but a lot of lies to. the other artists u mentioned are in some way involved in it though.

    • ASEE

      @Shady - man, I don't know how old you are but you should know that just because you see something on youtube doesn't automatically give you a reason to believe it. Some people are just really talented at making convincing videos that have absolutely no truth to them. Jay Z is not in a secret devil worshiping cult. That's a fact.

    • Shady

      thats not true, if u look at youtube, about every artist is linked to illuminati.. kanye, nas, eminem, rihanna, lady gaga, beyoncé, jayz.. and more

  • nope

    goddamn people if u believe in God, say fuck Illuminati ! cuz even if it was real(which it aint) God will protect u.

    • J.ROCK

      @nope that was the most stupidest comments i ever seen i swear you people are blind

    • k one bqe

      @Ljbigbang WTF are you gabbing on about!

    • LJbigbang

      That is such a load of bullshit. It's religion's brainwashing that has people so disproportionately afraid of things like the Illuminati. Believe in God, fine. But a personal God that listens to your prayers, and judges you, and sends you to Heaven or Hell? Please... People need to get educated, learn how beautiful the universe is. And even a personal God does exist, do you think it would care if you believe in it or not? It would care if you're good or not. If that's not the case, then God is a narcissist, and that is too human a quality to have. If the Bible was, indirectly or directly, written by the hand of God, then why was it's thinking not revolutionary? The Bible is rife with sexism; a book written by man for his fellow man. That's not Godly. C'mon then, say it: the Illuminati have got me, I'm believing what they want me to believe. Fucking morons.

  • claaa7

    that's DJ Premier doing the cuts on "D'Evils" with Snoop Dogg saying "Dear God, I wonder can you save me" and Prodigy saying "Illuminati WANT my mind, soul and my body". not RULE... Jay-Z can say whatever he want tho, he ain't fooling me.

    • cms

      yeah sorry, my bad.. my whole point though was he talks about it in his music, theres imagery all over his videos, Roc-A-Fella is named after one of it's biggest members.. i mean how can he really say "i dont know where these rumors come from" when there is SOOOO much illuding to it?

  • cms

    ... Dear God, I wonder can you save me? ... Illuminati rule my mind, soul and my body - Jay-Z, "D'Evils" (Reasonable Doubt, 1996) Jay-Z's smart, so how can he say he has no idea where these rumors come from when he's all over that shit on wax FOR YEARS?!

  • dj Knova

    I can only speak on what I know to be deliberate. The video for "On to the Next One" is filled with visual references that suggest he has an alliance with a secret society. While he may not be an actual member, Jay is responsible for the rumors. He created them by placing those images in the video, which would not have aired without his consent. Sorry Jay, this in on you big homie. It made for good controversy (record sales) until people took your art for reality.

  • ItsTheTruth

    I can't say where Jay-Z falls illuminati-wise, but one thing is for sure...Their symbolism is everywhere. You can type up Jay-Z on google images and you can see him throwing up the diamond on showing one eye...Lots of artists taking pics and covering one eye (lady gaga rhiana, the list goes on forever)and a lot of synmbolism in music videos. Look at the eminem show artwork for instance...The curain makes a pyramid and the letter I (eye) is at the top (from his eminem's name)...It was set up like that on purpose...There's many references in movies as well as music...You just have to do your research and connect the dots...Most people laugh at it but they haven't even looked it up to find out for themselves...

    • Anonymous

      Yo man i agree with everything u said n shit it's true. I never noticed the eminem show cover before though, i just checked it out an ur right, but i think if it was set up deliberate it didnt have shit to do with em, he aint on all that bullshit. I duno who designed it tho, any word on who did?

  • Vogel

    Tinie Tempah is Ace, that would be a Big Sign, But he's already Huge!!! in the UK, signed to the best label/distributor Parlophone which holds all the Major Acts in Britain/Europe (Some)...Also He's Had 4 Number One's on the charts, so I don't think signing to Roc is Necessary.

  • thisisjohnbook

    I can't believe people are that gullible to believe that Jay-Z has any connection with a forgotten hip-hop myth that died when 2000 started. Is this was De La Soul hinted at when they said "it might blow up, but it won't go pop" because if you go pop, you'll enter the Illuminati balloon? Even if you don't like his music, you can't help but say "damn, he did well". Otherwise he would've ended up the guy who did casual lines with The Jaz and outdid him in "The Originators". The Illuminati accusations are hilarious, it's as bad as evangelists claiming rock'n'roll had evil messages when you played the music backwards. Hip-hop is one of the more direct forms of music, and yet people still come up with non-existent messages from it.

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