"So Jay-Z, Kanye and Rihanna are Illuminati now?" asked Kweli via Twitter. "Ya'll need to step ya'll conspiracy theories up. #LAME ... Somebody prove to me that Jay-Z and his cohorts are Illuminati. Besides images from videos and on Rocawear gear, speculatory Internet stuff ... I mean there are real forms of systematic oppression y'all could be making YouTube vids about. For real."
Not that many people were really taking these theories seriously, but these sort of rumors spread like wildfire and need to be put in perspective. After sharing some back-and-forth with other users trying to make their case, Kweli decided to tackle his personal views on religious belief.
The rapper added, "If you ain't Christian and don't promote Christianity, you Illuminati? I got it now. WWJD? For the record, I LOVE Jesus. I love the contributions churches can make to society, esp. the black church during slavery. I just don't subscribe to a particular religion. I love the prophet Muhammad and Abraham. I learn from Buddhism, Taoism... I read Illuminati 666 Behold A Pale Horse, New World Order, the Matrix series, etc. In college."