Kanye West denies that he is an Illuminati member: ‘We don’t run anything; we’re celebrities’

Rapper says that fabled group does not exist, and that if they did celebrities would not be members

Kanye West has denied rumours that he is part of a hip-hop run Illuminati, saying that the group does not exist at all.

West, along with Jay Z and Beyonce, is often mentioned in reference to the Illuminati; a so called secret orginasation of the most powerful and influential elite in the world. However, he distances himself from the rumours in an essay that he has written in the new issue of Paper.

“If there was actually an Illuminati, it would be more like the energy companies,” West states in the same magazine wife Kim Kardashian posed nude for in 2014. “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.”

Earlier this year Madonna also denied that she is a member of the Illuminati after a song she worked on with West, titled ‘Illuminati’, leaked online. West also acknowledges Madonna in his essay. “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. Fuck all of this sensationalism. We gave you our lives. We gave you our hearts. We gave you our opinions!”

Elsewhere in the essay West touches on subjects including the American Dream and the obstacles he has faced in establishing himself as a fashion designer.

West, who was recently voted as one of the world’s most powerful people by Time, made two cameo appearances at Coachella this weekend first joining The Weeknd on stage before later surprising fans during Stromae’s set.