Mere months after Jay-Z finalized a deal to acquire the Swedish streaming company Aspiro, co-investor Kanye West remains adamant that neither he, his co-investors, nor the company are related with the Illuminati, according to the Business Insider.
After the $56.2 million purchase by Jay-Z, he hosted a huge press conference in New York City to celebrate his latest business endeavor. But the event drew a myriad of attention, primarily from Complex, as they labeled the event as “the most lit Illuminati gathering.”
However, in an interview with Paper Magazine, the self-proclaimed lyrical genius spoke in-depth about his business venture with Tidal and how it’s not related to the Illuminati.
“I heard a comment — a joke — about the Tidal press conference being an Illuminati moment. If there was actually an Illuminati, it would be more like the energy companies. Not celebrities that gave their life to music and who are pinpointed as decoys for people who really run the world. I’m tired of people pinpointing musicians as the Illuminati.”
The Illuminati is an organization that is believed to operate in secrecy and control the world through a plethora of methods. Among those methods are the world’s banks, the media, and through political figures. A cult of personality of sorts.
But the 37-year-old rapper claims that celebrities are not associated with the Illuminati in any way, but rather brands that people identify with and used Madonna to further his example.
“We don’t run anything; we’re celebrities. We’re the face of brands. We have to compromise what we say in lyrics so we don’t lose money on a contract. Madonna is in her 50s and gave everything she had to go up on an award show and get choked by her cape. She’s judged for who she adopts. F*k all of this sensationalism. We gave you our lives. We gave you our hearts. We gave you our opinions!”
As far as the Tidal streaming serivce is concerned, it is expected to give the music industry a boost. However, early reports from the Inquisitr suggest that the service is a flop that isn’t resonating with the fans.
The article mentions that despite Jay-Z recruiting huge names such as his wife Beyonce, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, and others, people are wary of having to pay for a streaming service, especially with applications such as Spotify being prevalent.
Embroiled in adversity stemming from both the Illuminati accusations and Tidal starting out slowly, West continued to echo his Christian beliefs and that he cares more than people give him credit for.
“I care about people. I care about society. I care about people being inspired. I care about people believing in themselves, because that’s the scariest thing. The modern population cannot be controlled by the system — they break the system.”
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