Jay-Z – referencing Aleister Crowley – trolling Illuminati conspiracy peeps with his ‘occult hoodie.’
FINALLY it has happened. I am cool. How come? I just got an email suggesting that I was part of the Illuminati. There were actually three people emailing as these people always get all their friends to help out and echo the theme.
SO flattering. It was an old post re Kanye’s Eye Of Horus jewellery that did it. He consistently stokes the rumors by tweeting such bon mots as “can you devil worship on the iphone?’
Being accused of being in the Illuminati is like a sign that you’re relevant…Beyonce, Rihanna, Lady Gaga & 50 Cent are the most famous oft-accused peeps. Rihanna relentlessly trolls them by putting labels such as “Princess of the Illuminati” into her clips. Madonna was onto it decades ago, obviously.
All “Illuminati” actually means is “enlightened.” There was a group of them in the 18th Century that had nothing to do with magic, they were scientists, rejecting religion. Anyway they got disbanded by the government.
But the conspiracy goes that they survived in secret and went more New Age.
Astrology, the All-Seeing Eye pyramid on the US dollar, witches, a new world order etc etc are all messed up in some unholy hell that also seems to have a lot to do with gays, unwed mothers and black people. Naturally they hate the fashion and music industries (especially wealthy rap musos) as these have become “Illuminati controlled.”
Yes, the consipiracy theorists are bats. There is an excellent Slate magazine article on them here.
Actually, in the right mood, i LOVE trawling Illuminati Conspiracy sites. It’s not just the hyperbolic crazy. They have the best occult symbolism and collate all the references to astrology, magic, spells, Pagan gods etc in music vids into one coherent narrative. Oh and here is some more of Kanye’s jewellery collection.