Questlove’s only notable link to the mysterious organization is an episode of “The Cleveland Show.”
Is there really a secret society that runs Hip Hop?
There are plenty of theories – on the Internet – that link several successful members in the genre to occult organizations like the Illuminati. A handful of artists have even used their song lyrics to combat the claims.
On “Heaven,” a track off of his Magna Carta Holy Grail album, Jay Z raps:
Conspiracy theorist screaming Illuminati // They can’t believe this much skill is in the human body.// He’s 6’2″, how the fuck he fit in a new Bugatti? // Aw, fuck it, you got me.
In a recent interview with AnimalNewYork, Questlove – Jay Z’s peer and friend – answered questions about the elite fraternity.
“That folklore has always been sort of prevalent in all of music,” he explained. “I guess it’s unprecedented how most people think Jay Z is the Illuminati leader.”
“And often times, even though I don’t believe it, I’ve been in a few situations in which I feel uncomfortable with how comfortable they are being in front of me,” he continued. “Like, we’re friends and so sometimes I feel like ‘oh I shouldn’t have seen that’ and now they’re going to kill me.”
Questlove’s only notable link to the organization is an episode of The Cleveland Show, where he portrays a member of the Rap Illuminati, alongside Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars and Will.i.am.
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