Hip hop artist Kanye West

Kanye West thinks it’s ridiculous that celebrities are “pinpointed” as Illuminati members.

Kanye West thinks it’s ridiculous that celebrities are “pinpointed” as Illuminati members. The 37-year-old Bound 2 musician has sold millions of records since the release of his debut studio album The College Dropout in 2004.


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Although he’s incredibly successful, Kanye has slammed all talk of him being a part of the Illuminati, an alleged secret society which covertly rules the world.

“I heard a comment -- a joke -- about the Tidal press conference being an Illuminati moment,” Kanye wrote in a feature for Paper Magazine, referencing the launch of Jay Z’s new streaming service Tidal. “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. That's ridiculous."

“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... We gave you our lives. We gave you our hearts. We gave you our opinions!”

Kanye claims his only concern is with creation. The star wants his artistic offerings to transform the music scene.

Graduation was an innovation. 808s & Heartbreak was an innovation. The song N****s in Paris was an innovation. Only One was an innovation. FourFiveSeconds was an innovation. I care about innovating,” Kanye stressed. “I don't care about capitalising off of something that we've seen or heard a thousand times. I'm not a capitalist in that way. I'm an innovator. That's my job. I like two things: I like innovating and I like making things better.”

You can catch up with Kanye on Keeping up with the Kardashians Wednesdays at 19:00 on E! Entertainment.