Conspiracy theories have been circulating since before the 19th century. Honestly, knowing humans, probably even longer. Some of these conspiracies really make for some controversial legacies (flat Earth, anyone?). Combining this with our fascination with celebrities’ lives and their downfall , we’ve concocted some weird theories. Throw the dark world of music in there, and you might as well have made Snow White’s poison apple. From Illuminati associations to animal body parts, here are the weird conspiracies in music.
Robyn Rihanna Fenty is a famous singer from Saint Michael, Barbados. She’s had multiple hits since her career started in the 2000s. In 2019, she sold a record-breaking 251 million downloads and ringtones. For someone so successful, it’s no surprise Rihanna has had a variety of conspiracies to her name — everything from having non-blinking, reptilian eyes to framing Chris Brown. Another notable theory is that she is part of the Illuminati.
And not only is she a member, but some fans claim she also had an arranged marriage with Chris Brown, another suspected member. The rumors started in 2012 when Rihanna got a slanted cross tattoo on her neck. The diagonal cross is one of the symbols of the Freemasons, and fans believed she was showing her alliance.
In 2018, the belief that Rihanna was part of the Illuminati created some controversy during her visit to Senegal. Rihanna was flying to Dakar to attend Global Partnership for Education conference. But she faced protests from 30 religious groups against Freemasonry. Oumar Diagne, the spokesman for the coalition of religious groups, stated, “Rihanna does not even hide it. She is part of the Illuminati.”
Rihanna has had references to Illuminati symbols in her music video since 2012. For example, her S&M video calls her the Illuminati Princess, and the Umbrella video is filled with pyramids. However, it was more to play into the publicity the rumors brought.