If you follow urban entertainment news, you have no doubt heard about The Illuminati. If you haven't, it's rumored to be a secret society/cult and most mega stars are rumored to be members. People like Jay-Z, Beyonce, Kanye, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj have all been the subject of Illuminati stories and there are numerous articles online that attempt to prove their association with this alleged cult.
Big time producer The Dream is now throwing in his 2 cents, saying there's simply no way that Hip Hop's biggest stars would be a part of this club. Keep reading for details
In an interview with The Life Files, Dream says people persist with Illuminati rumors because it's makes it easier to understand a celebrity's success:
"Pretty funny, 'cause nobody really wants to give you credit for where you at. It's a 'higher' power and they just happened to give it to the black people, yeah right. Whatever. If there was an Illuminati, they wouldn't let black people in."
Wack Flocka Flame also expressed similar sentiments when discussing Nicki Minaj's rise to fame:
"I ain't got no thoughts on that, that's bullsh*t. Honeslty, -- n*ggas just make up names 'cause they don't know people's business. "So they create business for people's business. Like, if people stop being so nosy and stay out of people's business, maybe the name Illuminati won't be created. Honestly, they're just making a lot of money off of that sh*t because they selling books to people that's buying it, and that money is generating millions. I don't believe in that sh*t. Salute to Nicki, I loved her [Grammy] performance. I love everything she does. Squad."
Jay-Z also responded to the stories, saying:
"It may sound arrogant but I just think people can't handle when somebody is successful. Something has gotta be wrong: you gotta be down with some higher power. And I guess when someone else is successful, it makes you feel like maybe you're a failure. So it can't be you, it has to be some other force."