Hip hop fans have been obsessed with Illuminati rumors for the past few years now. Roc Nation rapper J. Cole admitted in a recent interview that he was one of those people convinced every upper-echelon rapper was a part of some evil secret society prior to joining Jay-Z’s label.
“You know, it’s crazy. Before I got a deal and became apart of the industry, I was one of those people,” Cole told The Smoking Section. “Like, I wasn’t on it all the time, but I’m a conspiracy theorist. Like, I believed those videos. So there were times where I’d look at a video that’s like, ‘Jay-Z, a member of The Illuminati!’ and I would be like, ‘Ohhhh! Like, yoooo! How is…’ and then you meet him, and you see how things work and you’re like, ‘Nah, man. That’s bogus.’ That’s somebody who’s so far away from the truth and what’s actually happening, just creating something. They’re probably high. But nah, it’s not true.”