2 Chainz Says Directors Responsible For Perceived Illuminati Symbols In Videos

2 Chainz says video directors benefit whenever a visual resembling an Illuminati symbol is used in a music video.

Shortly following his recent success, Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz has become one of a handful of artists whose names have been brought up in regards to the ever-present Illuminati conversation. The word “Illuminati” allegedly refers to several secret organizations, which are said to have been created to control world affairs through a handful of individuals in government and through various aspects of popular culture. Among the artists frequently brought up in modern-day Illuminati conversations are Jay Z, Beyonce and Kanye West.

According to 2 Chainz, the perceived Illuminati symbols, which are sometimes seen in music videos, are the work of the video’s director. The Def Jam spitter, who previously rejected Illuminati rumors, stated that directors learn these symbols and icons in school and then use them to create an increase in views.

“Anytime I even talked about Illuminati, I would try to make people think about when and where it really became poppin’ popular in things like that,” the B.O.A.T.S. II: #MeTime rapper said during an interview with DJ Vlad. “In my opinion, I feel like directors or people that do imagery, who went to school the past last 10 years, these are some things that they learn. Which is symbols, different icons, different things—whether they be negative or positive, just to get us talking. So if I shoot a video, Vlad, and I look behind you, I have these statues behind you. You don’t know these two statues behind you…I’m the director. I’m shooting this shit. You don’t know that’s fuckin behind you…You don’t know what the fuck I’m doing. I’m shooting this shit right here. Boom, you leave. Boom, people go online and say, ‘Vlad is in Illuminati.’ And guess what happens? The views go up. The views don’t help Vlad. The views help me, the fuckin director.”

2 Chainz later questioned why the Illuminati debate only surfaces when it concerns those in the Hip Hop community. He then alluded to the debate being brought up when an act begins to gain fans from another race.

“In rap, you fuck around and get white fans, nigga you did some crazy shit that I can’t even thank of fam,” 2 Chainz says. “And it’s slick ignorant. And if it is something that I don’t know about, I’m cool with just not being [in it]. But in my opinion, my theory of this stuff is something that basically the last…10 years.”

In the time since the Illuminati debate began to generate popularity, a number of rappers have shared their opinion on the matter. Most recently, Talib Kweli offered his thoughts as he commented on the fanaticism surrounding talks of the Illuminati, distracting people from real issues.

“The Illuminati was a real organization and quite possibly could be a real organization now, but the amount of power that people allow it to have on their lives is based on them,” Kweli said. “We have the International Money Fund, the World Bank. We have rich families that are conspiring and getting together to have one currency, to have one world order to make shit easier for them. These things are dangerous and catastrophic for millions of people, some of these decisions that these rich people make. But when you start adding a boogieman, 'Oooh, mysterious, secret society' aspect to it, you really distract it from the real issue and you're not giving enough props and credit to how dangerous and how evil some of this shit really is."

Jay Z also shared his thoughts on Illuminati rumors as he referred to them as “crazy” and “ridiculous” during a 2010 interview with Ed Lover.

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  • Divine

    You dumbasses need to scroll down and just read what Talib Kweli said. That sums the s*** up.

  • doughit

    if Kanye was in Illuminati, wouldnt they take him serious?? if Illuminati were real.. these rappers wouldnt sniff it..let alone be it...not looking for ur kind to run the world... It should come to stage where a rapper should be required to have a degree.. so they know what the hell they are talking about these days...first of all.. pass english as a language before you start opening your thoughts... You should be intellectual as a rapper (even if u dont make intellectual music).. no sense in saying a lot of crap you dont konow... Whoopi 2 chainz should know every symbol on his set before he shoots a video... what if the image is offesnive to your own culture?? do u want to start explaining after the fact?? And you wonder why Kanye feels he is not respected as should... You dropped out of college.. (Not saying its bad thing) but you cant continously scream you are creative genius when you couldnt even make it through art school... People sub consciously judge... #jussayin... for hip hop to be really respected.. you are going to need better ambassadors... until then... keep complaining

  • Anonymous

    Kweli said it best and they throw it in our faces

  • VLAD

    who ever believes that the illuminati exists is a looser...get a life people

  • Anonymous

    i think its 100 000 people before the rapper sells out

  • Anonymous

    and talib kweli cant rap

  • Anonymous

    2PAC COULDNT BE CONTROLLED SO HE HAD TO BE PUT DOWN

  • Anonymous

    PEOPLE ARE DUMB IF THEY DDONT BELIEVE IN THE ILLUMINATI ONCE A PERSON GET A BIG ENOUGH FOLLOWING THEY HAVE TO BE CONTROLLED (BY THE ILLUMINATI) TECH N9NE COULD START A CULT BUT HE JOINED THE ILLUMINATI INSTEAD

  • Anonymous

    its in sesame street to , a 911 at that

  • Anonymous

    Will forever be a fan for what he just said right here, that was startling profound. Like holy shit, knew what he was talking about.

  • Har-magedon, G.O.D.

    Talib hit the shit on its head, basically reflecting what Noam Chomsky said relative to 9/11 conspiracies...distractions, all in all, keeping you from seeing that your fridge is empty, your paycheck is b.s., your local school is underfunded, your child is under-instructed, etc..... So-called secret societies- how would a dumb motherfucker who can't even say two sentences without saying hoes, bitches, niggas know about them? Yeah, okay.

  • Anonymous

    anthony mandler puts illuminati symbols in a lot of his videos but IF the illuminati exists which i dont believe it does it definetly doesnt have any rappers in it

    • Anonymous

      from the simpsons to the history channel they everywhere got to a point where i could watch media any more had to forget about the illuminati just to live a normal live they in commercials to there are triangles everywhere

    • Anonymous

      plato was probly in the illuminati same with devinci the tv is the flames shadow on the cave wall on the history chanel i saw them showing a triangle rock with a hole in the middle next shot of the rock the hole was missing illuminati controlling cable tv

  • fredddyyy

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/CiNDzWZ2zIU/mqdefault.jpg

  • Anonymous

    remember how Gangnam Style went top 40 mainly because of the youtube views? If I was a director I would make the video Illuminati as I could just to get those views

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    "bomb first" the best intro in hiphop music

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    killuminati

  • Anonymous

    AND WHY DID DAVE CHAPPELLE HAVE TO DRESS UP LIKE A GIRL THEY MAKE EVERY BLACK MAN WARE A DRESS....ACCORDING TO DAVE CHAPPELLE

  • Anonymous

    WELL THEN WHY ARE THE DIRECTORS DOING IT AND WHO TELLS THEM TO DO IT MTV IS STRAIGHT CONNECTED TO ILLUMINATI

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  • Anonymous

    HUMAN SACRIFICES LOOK UP ANY WELL KNOWN RAPPER AND SOME ONE DEAD

    • Anonymous

      thats true. meek mill gave lil snupe up as his blood sacrifice and he aint been hot in a minute

    • Anonymous

      and anyone who thinks rappers are making human sacrifices to become more popular should cut their nuts off so we have a couple less idiots breeding

    • Anonymous

      youre an idiot...just because a bunch of prolific drugged up artists overdosed when they happened to be 27 doesnt mean a secret society sent jason bourne to kill them and take their money...

    • Anonymous

      MAYBE AND ROCK AN ROLL HAS THAT CLUB 27 THING THERE EVERYWHERE

    • chudforce

      every human dies yo.

    • d-nucks

      You can say that about anybody..people you know die...its apart of life....just because they are famouse don't exclude them for dealing with people they are close to dying. My aunt died a little while back...does that mean she is a illuminati sacrfice...i ain't famous at all

  • Anonymous

    THE ILLUMINATI IS REAL

  • Anonymous

    apparently one of there symbols is an owl theres one on the one dollar bill drake got an owl tatted on his back

  • Anonymous

    they be the reason for whack music to

  • Anonymous

    fight club a big clue to and the imaginarium of doctor parnassus

    • Anonymous

      FIGHT CLUB 911 and the imaginarium of doctor parnassus has all the symbols then the lead actor dies same guy who played the joker

  • Anonymous

    if it wasnt for wutang pac and big plus the movies i wouldnt believe but its real , its as real as ghosts or bigfoot at least

  • Anonymous

    illuminati in gta to probly them tryin to make people go crazy

  • Anonymous

    the illuminati has something to do with ancient egypt and the pyramids did u know that if stand next to one of the pyramids time slows down so the technically the pharaoh was ageing slower then everybody else i bet u stephen hawking is in the illuminati

  • Anonymous

    no one believe for a minute 2 chainz is any part of or really knows anything about the illuminati.

  • Anonymous

    if anything the government added it to add conspiracy to are culture there a lot of movies with tho first one was in 1977 i think batmans a big one to

    • Anonymous

      THE JOKER DIED IN REAL LIFE

    • dude

      Very ignorant. Please go to the library and read some books on the illuminati instead of talking out of your ass. Also, reading into movies to try to find signs of something you know absolutely nothing about is prettttty fuckin stupid. Batman. Jesus fuckin christ.

  • AYE

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