Jay-Z Says Illuminati Accusers Can’t Handle His Success

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If you think Jay-Z is down with the Illuminati, he has a message for you. The hip-hop mogul is speaking out against those who have accused him of being affiliated with the secret society, and his words might hurt.

“It may sound a little arrogant, but I just think people can’t handle when somebody else is successful,” Jay told Delta Sky magazine. “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.”

He’s not the only artist who’s been plagued by the rumors. His wife Beyoncé has dealt with her share of critics, as have other superstars including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, and Rihanna.

The Roc Nation CEO previously addressed the topic on Rick Ross’ “Free Mason,” where he rapped, “I said I was amazing, not that I’m a mason” and “I’m on my third six, but a devil I’m not.”

Do you agree with Jay-Z’s comments? Share your thoughts.



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94 Comments

  1. Carl

    Ain’t that right Hov!

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    Carl #1 Fan Reply:

    @Carl, I see yoouu

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    Justin Reply:

    @Carl, Na look at his music videos, you see nothing but free masnory symbols. Conceidence? no lol but we know where liars go. . .not heaven. Of course though he chose his path so he knows where he going.

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  2. Yeah

    well

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  3. jd

    lol ok

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  4. Name Here

    this is true… the illuminati is not even satanist its athiest so this contridicts whatever the conspircy theroist say

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    Devin Reply:

    @Name Here, Atheists accept reality. We do not create imagery figures such as gods and devils. Religion is make believe for adults.

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    Name Here Reply:

    @Devin, i wasn’t trying to insult athiests i was saying that people believe the illuminati is some evil society that involeves the devil but the illumunati was a 18th centuray athiest oraganization

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    anonymous Reply:

    @Name Here, THIS IS NOT TRUE. FREEMASONRY IS NOT AN ATHEIST ORGANIZATION, AND HAS BEEN AROUND A WHOLE LOT LONGER THAN 300 YEARS AGO.

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    anonymous Reply:

    @anonymous, as for illuminati…..? dont pretend to know what you dont.

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    Beacon Reply:

    @Devin, You atheists are the most bigoted people I’ve ever heard! Most hip-hop artists (and people involved) believe in God…if not Christian, they’re Muslim or Jewish…point is THEY BELIEVE IN GOD.

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  5. Lil' Nello

    I think Jay right whenever you successful they got find some way to try tearing you down! So they come up with stuff like that then instead of trying to better themselves & find something for themselves to try being successful at!

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  6. ok?

    still illuminati!

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    Nait Phoenix Reply:

    @ok?, still irrelevant!

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    JR Reply:

    @Nait Phoenix, LMAO, brilliant; loved your reply

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    mofan95 Reply:

    @Nait Phoenix, Hilarious!!!

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  7. Datboii

    Do ur fing brovf!,stil rep u anywhere any time.

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  8. Murder Murder Jesus- Lucifer Remix

    he should watch his own music videos closely and then he’ll see why people think that

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    uknowumad Reply:

    @Murder Murder Jesus- Lucifer Remix, it’s stupid people like you that watch videos thinking there’s some hidden message behind it. Only stupid ignorant people think this, not everyone sweetie

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    Murder Murder Jesus- Lucifer Remix Reply:

    @uknowumad, Its actually blatant when you say murder murder jesus reversed in a track called lucifer

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    shady Reply:

    @Murder Murder Jesus- Lucifer Remix,

    No, you idiots believe every youtube video you see, without doing the research. the murder jesus part is FAKE, that remix is NOT from jayz, its from dj dangermouse, so jay has nothing to do with it. Next time do research instead of believing everything they tell you, I watched all those ‘exposed’ video’s and some things are freaky, but most things are bullshit..

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  9. dirty diana

    I don’t care what he says he may not be illuminati but he is a back stabber. He uses his success to do whatever to many people and think some of his peers don’t know it. I would never ever have respect for him his wife & Rihanna.

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    Dallas Champ Reply:

    @dirty diana, What Rihanna do?

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    uknowumad Reply:

    @dirty diana, you sound so ignorant, i guess you know him personally to say he’s a backstabber. What he’s saying is so true especially with successful black celebrities.

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  10. dirty diana

    Oh no you didn’t Murder Murder Jesus – Lucifer Remix LMFAO Now everyone know about that one. I think the world know about that one

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    ThePleasurePrincipal Reply:

    @dirty diana, I usually don’t respond to stupidity but you should really listen to “Lucifer” and you’d find that that song is not praising the devil nor is it about murdering Jesus…

    It’s about Jay-Z confessing to God to relieve him of the demons that’s trying to tempt him to murder the killers of his best friends and etc.

    You’re just too simple minded to do your own research. You just believe whatever is force fed to you.

    Good Luck.

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    Ebby Reply:

    @ThePleasurePrincipal, i like that lls my man jay-z

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  11. lea

    he is absolutely right !!

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  12. Rihanna Baby

    People have nothing better to do when they make all these stupid theories bout the music industry.

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    Yeah Reply:

    @Rihanna Baby,
    the music industry is full of secrets

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    Devin Reply:

    @Yeah, So is life but labeling successful illuminati don’t solve sh!t

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  13. Kay

    I’m indifferent about all these. If he’s sayin the truth find between him & God, if he’s just sayin dis 2 please us so as to continue havin us as fans & kip makin his money, den he’s got a lot 2 explain on his last day.

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  14. Seriously?

    Honestly, why do you even care? How does it change the way you approach to the music? Jay may be whatever he is, but that doesn’t stop you from listening to his music because his music is good, it’s like when they accuse LeBron James to be part of illuminati, that does not change the fact you’d love to see him play and the fact he’s a monster in the NBA, live your lives people

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    Umbrella&deepbag Reply:

    i agree ;)

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    Haterz u can die happy Reply:

    @Seriously?, ur rite man… But haters always need to find sumthin to use against u if they see that ur successful. Losers can’t stand successful folks…

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  15. Hali

    seriously…nuff said

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  16. uknowumad

    That so right, it be those same people who still think 2Pac and Elvis still alive. Just because someone successful don’t mean there are apart of some secret group.

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  17. Guest

    No one said that he’s successful because of the Illuminati. People said because he’s successful he’s become part of the Illuminati and they accept him… And he’s using his success for evil things.

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  18. thecool

    Thank u Hov! case im a so tired of black ppl all of the sudden being experts on the Illuminati Shit. He said NO so let it go plezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  19. MaZ

    Truth has probably hurt him!

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  20. Dave

    Some of you are really gullible, that’s all I’m gonna say.

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  21. Kelvin

    Do your thing HOV

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  22. Jake

    He is always avoiding the actual question. Are You Or Are U Not? SIMPLE AS THAT> BUT HIS LIL CHICK RIHANNA IN S&M VIDEO GOT WORDS SAYING “Rihanna Princess of The Illuminati” Bullshit. Always avoiding the question. Let your yes be your yes and No be Your No DUDE. NOONES hattin Just stop advertising the devil symbols and writing raps about it case closed.

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    Name Here Reply:

    @Jake, all the flashing words were what ppl call like slut,daddy issues,etc she wasnt saying she the princess of the illumanti

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    Corbama Reply:

    @Jake, You have it EXACTLY right. Thats what I’m trying to say

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    thandey Reply:

    @Jake, you have it completly right good on yeaah mate and run this town what was he saying God bless themm lool xx

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    Fuzzy Frisson Reply:

    @Jake, these celebrities are not obliged whatsoever to ‘answer’ any questions on this illogical conspiracy. If you didn’t notice anyway, Jay-Z had already answered it, or does everything have to be so polarised that you have to see the word ‘yes’ and ‘no’ prefixing what he said? Ever heard of inference or nuance? He showed his disagreement with the claims by giving a reason for those constantly yapping online about people like him in the ‘Illuminati’ being so ardently fixated and instigating the rumours in the first place. But no, that is never good enough for people, is it?

    It’s a lose-lose situation for all these celebrities because even if they say explicitly they are NOT in it – most vivid example, Jennifer Hudson – you lot will always niggle and find some ‘alternative analysis’ of what they said (your response not being an exception); the most popular being ‘well, of course they wouldn’t say it because they are a secret society’. But hang on a minute – if you’re acknowledging they’re ‘secret’, why on Earth are they *then* constantly exposing their allegiances via ‘symbols’ in videos and lines in songs? Oh yeah: ‘they’re hiding in plain sight’. A lot of poppycock.

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  23. iceberg

    still illuminati son. cmmon son

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  24. Heminem

    He works hard, is talented, and has a strong fan base!

    That does not make him Illuminati.

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  25. 2XCL

    The “Illuminati” is for people that have too much time on their hands. I can’t imagine sitting around all day thinking and being paranoid and about what jay-z or rihanna are making songs about.

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  26. Tshepi

    Whatever makes you slp better…..

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  27. gaga blanco

    JAYZ IS THE CLASSIC RAPPER

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  28. kiki.

    as far as i know we are all human and we all on the same page at the moment. whatever the next chapter is does not concern us.

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  29. Drew

    ok jay

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  30. abdullah

    illuminati, mason or wat ever, hes still a great rapper and i will still a fan of him!

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  31. Haterz u can die happy

    What Hov says may sound a lil arrogant indeed — But it’s the freakin TRUTH!!

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  32. Jason Derulo

    Oh, ok i was wrong about him all along then, so he isn’t a devil worshiper after all. Now i aint here Rihanna denying it though….

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  33. @illerbrown

    okay, first things first “God” is not real which makes the Devil and the illuminati just as fake… the bible and the quran are a bunch of made up stories… if the so call god is real, why is there kids in africa dying of hunger and malaria, people around the world dying of cancer and aids, these wars going on, look whats happing to japan, its 2011 and racism is still going on (and where the fuck was god when slave trade was going on and hitler was killing “god’s children”) i mean i can go on for days

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    nell Reply:

    We cause the hungar for a start, do u really think tht tht problem cudnt of been sorted a long time ago? Even with all the billions that hav been raised over all the years? HIV is man made and was released by man to cause misery and probably decrease the population. God gave man free will, and if man chooses to enslave other men and women then thats their choice, God isnt gonna swoop down and stop bad things from happenin that weve chosen to do, that wudnt be free will now wud it!

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  34. Lisa

    He said it all. Never believed in it. Honestly, I’m still confused what the illuminati is… Wikipedia isn’t making me any wiser, so let Hova do what he does best and that’s rapping. No more bullshit, thank you.

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  35. Dan411

    Nicki Minaj once said: I just had an epiphany, I need to go to Tiffany’s!

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  36. DanielIsrael

    I don’t really think he’s a believer…otherwise he wouldn’t disgrace the name of the Almighty. (All the Hov and stuff is a direct blasphemy of the Almighty’s specific name)

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  37. From Tokyo

    What he said was truth. Some people have nothing substantial in their lives – even their “relationships” are empty, that when they see someone doing well and “doing it big” they figure that they only way that person is doing better off in life they had to have some kind of illicit help. ESPECIALLY if that person is black. Point blank, period. I’m doing it big where I am in life as I can and I’m doing it without the help of a secret society. Whether he’s atheist or not is another matter – my views on atheists is if you don’t believe then don’t, but don’t bother to use the Lord or our faith as fodder for your efforts to be “edgy”. Cause THAT’S what I take exception to.

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  38. Kay

    @ From Tokyo: I like dat. U’ve spoken so well

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  39. Kay

    @Dan411 according 2 u wat does it mean?

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  40. kaitlynn

    i dont agree because he is in it listen to his song backwards

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  41. Aquierra

    Illuminati, huh? I didn’t think Satan was so into hip-hop.

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  42. sosonam

    who said a black man in illuminati,
    last time I checked tht was the biggest racist party.

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  43. JA soldier

    his init oviously he anit gona go sayin he is coz he know hed loose some of his fan base nd hes a smart man so hill just keep it on the od nd plu scoz B is a christian ppl will just say he cant be coz he wid a christian wife jus rember the devils greatest trick is convincing u hes not real

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  44. kash

    people are so caught up in this illuminati rubbish with rap artists, its much bigger than that. You really think the people who want one world governance, can be assed with symbols n shit get a grip. Jay is a legend period, rather than accusing him of weird ass shit people need to get a hobby than post useless crap on blogs.

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  45. Trey S

    honestly, he says that but you can find strange things in his videos, interviews and music.

    if he isn’t (which is POSSIBLE) then why trying to make people talk about it so hard?

    when I see this kind of interview, i understand that:

    jay-z is a mason or a hypocrite. You choose

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  46. Phoenix_Wright

    He right and they mad

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  47. Creoleboy

    @Trey S, @JA Soldier,@Kaitlyn can yall go back to school because yall are dumb as hell to believe that he’s lying when he’s not lying at all!! everything he said was right!! people(mostly black people) came up with that wack ass lie about him being in a secret society!!! when I knw all along that it wasnt true!! its funny how mostly black people become experts on something that really didnt have anything to do with them from the start!!! the illuminati was racist!!

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  48. Stre3t Danc@

    duh! Go Hovie!

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  49. maya

    whether he’s in it or out, it really doesn’t affect my life…

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  50. Jamaican

    #Ridiculous! If he says he’s “not with the illuminati” why does his videos carry so much symbolism pointing towards him being associated with it? Obviously, he knows what he’s doing and he can’t fool me so he can say whatever he wants to say. He must do certain things to be accused of this, we didn’t randomly put his name with the illuminati for no reason…

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    JAy-Z-Z Reply:

    @Jamaican, He doesnt direct or edit videos, he sings in them and some white dude like the one who edited On to the Next one does his thing, tells HOV its art and Hov says ok…

    artists dont work as photographers, editors, or producers of their videos, get over it..

    Lucifer remix is doneby someone, and who listens to music backwards? whats wrong with people???

    the original Lucifer he says, “Kanye you did it, you are a genius nigger… ” backwards it would be nigger genius a are you, it did you Kanye”….

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  51. ?

    Shit, I always thought this illuminati shit was for stupid people til i talked to my mate, who is a genius, the other day and he tried telling me kanye was in it – i guess evil music over a youtube video that lacks substance can convince anyone.
    But take note…
    1. Jay throws in illumanti symbolism in songs and videos to draw attention to him. This means dolla dolla from selling verses to Rick Ross and all the other shit.
    2.The lucifer remix has nothing to do with Jay-Z, to whoever is too stupid to have figured that out already
    3. Why the fuck are the alleged illumanati so shit at their illuminati duties? No one listens to ‘run this town’ or ‘lucifer’ and suddenlt begins preaching and praising the devil. Hov needs to step up his devil worshipping game…

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  52. Da Ma'

    I get mad when ever people takes about ILLUMINATI .. i think its dumb number one to sreach that type of shit .. two and people who sreach it is bored with there life .. i THINK poeple can’t handle succsse idk … !! this is bullshit !! and i hope ya know that

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  53. rizzy

    Look at hov trying to play the illuminati shit off haha man jay just tell’em ur down with them be honest

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  54. shady

    When someone askes you this again, just say no i’m not… case closed. I dont believe he is in it but he never said he isnt.. just say Im not in the illuminati.

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  55. roro

    that’s exactly what i’ve been saying!
    we refuse to accept that others are more talented or work harder so we blame it on some higher power.

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  56. mandy

    i dont believe jay z is part of the illuminati but i can understand why people think he is as i can understand why they think rihanna and lady gaga are. jay z and rihanna did that song “run this town” where freemason and all that is mentioned and lady gaga is just too freaky weird!!

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  57. Fan Ov A Fan

    fuck the stupid dumbass’s who think singers/rappers are “freemason”. stupid motherf**kers !!

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  58. moo?moo

    he need to stop lieing he is a devilworshipper

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  59. lee

    hi folk!!what i dont understand one,is, THE ILLUMANTI IS A SUPPOSEDLY SECRET SOCIETY. NOW IF THATS TRUE THEN THERE’RE NOT DOING A GOOD JOB AT HIDING THERE SECRETS BECAUSE U WOULD SEE THERE ‘SECRETS’ SO PLAIN SO THEN I DONT THINK THEY’RE NOT SECRETS IN THE FIRST PLACE!!AND SECONDLY IF YOU DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH YOU WOULD SEE THAT WHAT THESE ASSES ARE SAYING ABOUT ILLUMANTI’S THEY ARE NOT TRUE!!!

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  60. Jay_Whit

    What the hell should it matter for? it’s like we don’t even listen to music anymore. We just worry about religious views, relationship status and all of the other BS that has [ NOTHING ] to do with music [ ANY ] artist makes. I can’t speak for anybody else but I think images in videos are purely creative expressions. Lets get back to the music People! DAMN!!

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    WhatUp! Reply:

    @Jay_Whit, It’s creative. The music is good too. I cant deny that. But it matters, Jay_Whit. We live in a society that many kinds of people are around us. If we are one, let’s become one for the sake of goodness. And I thought u know about music. Music isn’t just notes, melodies, lyrics, instruments, singers, video clips, creativeness but it’s also a praise and worship, whether we praise the music or worship something behind the music. Music contains messages as well, and this messages are rigid. Remind yourself about subliminal message. How it penetrates our mind. You can’t deny the truth that these issues are among us. You can’t shut your brain down and cover your ears and eyes, so you don’t care about this. What happens if it’s just beside you right now. Let me stress this, it’s the goal of these “movements” that we people may accept them without knowing what these symbols mean in the first place. It’s easier for them to doctrine or spread the messages right after we accept it just by singing along or making the symbols through our hands or figure (once again without we knowing what it really means). Because there’s similarity of what we do and their symbols, people see that “oh, it’s common,” then, “oh, it’s that symbol.” People see there’s an association of what these symbols are and the messages. It’s what the makers want all along. And now, they actually ahead of the previous step. Before, these issues are not obvious at all, they depend on the subliminal messages to spread the messages. But now, they want to stand out. And this is a new phase, and maybe a breakthrough for them. I guess it’s time. It’s your call.

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  61. WhatUp!

    Well, there’s of course people who are jealous, and they critic Jay-Z just because they are jealous. But now, the question is, why Jay-Z and all the accused celebrities use this occult symbolic? Because when they use that, they represent what the symbolic means regardlessly of whether they know it or not. It’s the maker of these symbols’ goal that people accept it in someway, and music is one of the many ways. If they don’t know, now they know, and they have to stop. If they don’t stop, so are they belong to the “secret society”? Think about it.

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  62. omogifted

    Hey Jay-Z why d lies,its a free world nd no one is gonna eat u 4 ur desicions but i wuld nt beleive wat u droped down coz every tym u sing ur songs even dat on stage u drop d pyramid sign which actually belongs to d illuminati members,have seen so many of ur pix when u doin d rign of d devils horn which means i love devil,am nt rayin u rhuld nt b who u are but just droppin d warnin cause d repercurtion wuld b xtremly bad.I have done ma part.

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  63. Hip-Hop

    You understand therefore considerably relating to this topic, produced me personally consider it from so many varied angles. Its like men and women are not interested until it’s something to do with Girl gaga! Your personal stuffs outstanding. Always handle it up!

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  64. Rose

    Maybe some are naive enough NOT to know that Jay Z, Beyonce and Rihanna have satanic messages in their songs – but I am sick and tired of JZ, B, and Rihanna singing about how they run this town and run the world. And that you can hear without backtracking. That tells me they are arrogant and full of themselves since they don’t run anything of importance. Then there are the images of the devil all over the place and other satanic symbols and apparel. That’s pretty obvious. And the image of Jesus between two bullets is nothing but more arrogance and disrespect to Jesus and his followers. You can fool some of the folks, some of the time Jay, but not all of the folks all of the time. Stop brainwashing our children, Jay. Jealous – Not!

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  65. Soughtout

    Uhm,,,, that’s not true,,,, here is the lyrics written on the “Freemason”…. Its goes thus ” I said I was amazing not that am a mason,,, its Amazing that I made it through the mason,,,,” so what does he have to say,,,, bullshit,,,,, that’s his business…..

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  66. nell

    Jay z is part of the illuminati in a massive way, so is beyonce, kanye, rhianna and many many more, satan is their god and they let every1 know it by throwing signs up (‘run this town’ by jay z) etc, they r really only puppets tho, and r jst a few players in a massive game that the presidents (not jfk), governments, and even the queen is part of. I know what side im on!! :@

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