There are many batshit crazy conspiracies theories involving music, but one of the weirdest details Beyoncé’s role as an exalted member of the Illuminati. Rolling Stone has dug into the matter.
Queen Bey’s affiliation with the Illuminati actually stems from her relationship with husband Jay-Z, who has been linked to the powerful secret society since the late 1990s. As Hova rose to success with a string of platinum albums, starting with 1996’s Reasonable Doubt and spanning In My Lifetime, Vol. 1, Vol. 2… Hard Knock Life and Vol. 3… Life and Times of S. Carter, conspiracy theorists began to speculate that the music mogul’s powers extended beyond mere talent and bravado; in their eyes, Jay-Z was actually a member of the Illuminati, an exclusive group made up of the intellectual and political elite, which literally runs the world.
Add to that the fact that the signature hand sign for Jay Z’s Roc Nation involves holding both palms up in a triangle formation – believed to be a nod to the triangle symbol that represents the Illuminati – and it starts to become clear how and why theorists see hints of the couple’s membership everywhere. Beyoncé’s stunning 2013 Super Bowl performance, for instance, gave conspiracy theorists whiplash when she flashed the Roc Nation hand symbol at halftime, a move theorists pointed to as evidence of her allegiance to the Illuminati.
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