Y'all haters corny with that Illuminati mess, Beyoncé sings at the top of her new single, "Formation," which surprise-dropped earlier today. Never having addressed the popular conspiracy theory that she is Queen of the Illuminati, Beyoncé finally dismissed it as a mere trivial rumor. But exactly how did this Illuminati theory get started and why is she considered the supreme queen who rules alongside her husband Jay-Z?
1. Jay-Z Denies Being Illuminati in Rick Ross Track "Free Mason"
According to conspiracy theorists, the Illuminati was originally formed by the Freemasons in Europe, 1776. During its genesis, the Illuminati's goal was to maintain an exclusive group of the intellectual and political elite. Today, it is said that the Illuminati is made up of the most famous musicians and celebrities who control major worldwide events, governments, and corporations.
Beyoncé's rumored Illuminati affiliation first began with her husband, Jay Zand his signature hand sign that involves holding up your palms up in a triangle formation. Illuminati theorists believe that both hand symbols and triangles are dead giveaways of Illuminati-affiliation, making Jay Z seem like an obvious member.
In 2010 Rick Ross track, "Free Mason," Jay Z directly addresses this rumor in his verse: I said I was amazing, not that I'm a Mason/...I'm red hot, I'm on my third six, but a devil I'm not. However, this didn't stop Illuminati theorists from painstakingly analyzing all of Jay Z and Beyoncé's subsequent music videos in search of further clues.
2. Blue Ivy Is Born, aka "Illuminati's Very Youngest"
On January 7, 2012, Bey and Jay welcomed Blue Ivy to their family. Theorists began positing that the name "Blue Ivy" was an acronym for Born Living Under Evil, Illuminati's Very Youngest. Also, they posited that the reversal of her name was also Latin for Lucifer's daughter's name. Of course, these insane theories were never confirmed to be true.
3. Beyoncé's 2013 Superbowl Performance Is Highly Speculated As Illuminati Propganda
February 2013, Beyonce performed during the Superbowl halftime show. On a broadcast to nearly a 100 million viewers, she flashed the ROCNATION hand symbol and theorists went crazy by the publication of her apparent allegiance to the Illuminati.
During the 3rd quarter of the game, half of the lights went out in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. This made theorists even more suspicious of Beyoncé's power.
4. HuffPost Comedy Publishes Gag Article About Beyoncé Admitting To Being A Member Of The Illuminati
A few days after the premiere of Beyoncé and Jay Z's "Drunk In Love" video, The Huffington Post Comedy column posted a fake headline: "Beyoncé Admits to Being a Member of the Illuminati" on December 19, 2013. Not realizing the joke, some people thought that Beyoncé's interview was true, further bolstering the theory that she is Queen of the Illuminati.
5. Beyoncé Finally Denies Silly Illuminati Rumor In Surprise-Release Of "Formation" Video
Finally, in Beyoncé's surprise "Formation" video, Bey disses the "haters" who suspect that she's part of the Illuminati. She belittles them by calling the rumors corny. She has better things to do than try and humor the theorists; she's Queen Bey.