Beyonce’s Illuminati Super Bowl shoutout is the latest conspiracy theory to grip the web, as viewers clearly not familiar with New York rap culture assumed the star’s flash of a triangle formation with her fingers was a secret symbol to the shadowy alleged group — a secret signal Beyonce displayed during the most viewed television event all year, naturally.
While Beyonce’s Illuminati signs seem to some a clear indicator the shady global elite is hard at work and paradoxically using one of the world’s most high-profile performers at one of the world’s most high-profile events to conceal their existence and massive international operations, others pointed out a potential hole in the theory.
For fans of rap music, Beyonce’s illuminati Super Bowl display appears far more likely to be something else, something a bit more explainable in context. As we all know, Bey is married to Jay-Z, rapper, mogul and head of Roc-A-Fella records.
Of course, the classic conspiracy thread exists in any debunking of Beyonce’s Illuminati gestures at the Super Bowl. We could point to extensive internet evidence of all sorts of people throwing up the Roc like they bulimic in years past — from Kanyeezy to A-Rod to everyone at the airport to Bey last summer to Gwyneth Paltrow’s kids to President Obama. (But maybe they’re in on it.)
Below, just a few of the tweets circulating about Beyonce’s Illuminati Super Bowl showing — did you see Skull And Bones or Roc-A-Fella?
Who Says She Ain’t With Illuminati! That Was The Signal To Cut The Lights After The Half instagr.am/p/VURvpTJ_m_/
— PayTheDefinitionDJ (@PayTheDJ) February 4, 2013
— Jeff Rense (@jeffrensei) February 4, 2013
idk whether or not I believe the whole “illuminati” stuff, but there is a lot of evidence which could suggest it’s true, makes you think…
— You Be Tails (@yourbluffPUNK) February 4, 2013