16 Celebs supposedly in the Illuminati
By Julie Sprankles
Are some of the entertainment industry's biggest stars in cahoots to take over the world? According to the internet, yes! Check out the rumors swirling around these supposed Illuminati celebrities and decide for yourself.
What is the Illuminati, anyway?
Well, that really depends on whom you ask. Some people maintain it's a now-defunct clandestine organization that existed during the Enlightenment era and consisted of freethinkers who opposed prejudice, the Roman Catholic Church's religious control and gender inequality.
Today, most Illuminati enthusiasts (read: internet "experts") agree it is a modern-day secret society with ancient roots that is made of up powerful and elite individuals who conspire to control the world — politics, government, religion, entertainment, the whole shebang. Their goal? A "New World Order."
Who is supposedly part of this brain-bending group?
Jay Z is pretty much the modern-day godfather of the Illuminati. For starters, the symbol — which he often flashes — for his Roc-A-Fella Records label is the pyramid, which is said to represent the hierarchical structure of the Illuminati. In his "On to the Next One" video, Hova wears devil horns, incorporates a goat skull (representing the goat-headed demon Baphomet) and employs symbols of Freemasonry.
Beyoncé donned a dress adorned with a goat skull. Blue Ivy's apparently in on it, too.
Is Mother Monster holding out on her Little Monsters? Or is she speaking to them via her music videos? Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" video showcases a goat head-shaped star formation. In other videos, she has used triangle icons and images of unicorns — supposed symbols of the "immaculate conception" of the New World Order. Gaga has even gone so far as to outright admit to incorporating an Illuminati ritual into her shows after having a dream about it.
Jay Z's protégé appears to be following in the footsteps of her famous mentor. Rihanna frequently forms a triangle with her hands during performances and flashed a fake headline across the screen in her "S & M" video that proclaimed her "Princess of the Illuminati."
Kanye West, definitely plays up the Illuminati rumors with a Horus necklace, big-a** Eye of Providence rings, plenty of occult imagery in his videos and, of course, liberal use of the pyramid hand symbol — including alongside Jay Z and Rihanna during shows.
Emma Watson's role as Hermione Granger — you know, the clever young witch from the Harry Potter franchise. However, much was made of a photograph in which she framed her eye with the number six.
So, you already know the Pretty Little Liars cast was somehow tangled up with ousting the Boy Meets World cast as secret Illuminati members (see above). But Ashley Benson — aka Hanna — and the other "Liars" are much more involved, according to the internet experts. They're apparently mixed up in a bunch of evil Illuminati practices that will ultimately help them become even more rich and famous.