Jay-Z Illuminati Rumors Denied By Memphis Bleek

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VIBE Vixen VIP Dinner - August 10, 2005
Memphis Bleek and Jay-Z during VIBE Vixen VIP Dinner - August 10, 2005 at Maritime Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)
The Roc-A-Fella OG was quite hilarious in his takedown of wild conspiracy theories during his "Drink Champs" appearance.

On the latest episode of Drink Champs, N.O.R.E., DJ EFN, and the rest of the crew welcomed Memphis Bleek. The Roc-A-Fella OG told a lot of wild stories and had everyone in chuckle mode for most of their conversation, which was very entertaining to see. For example, he explained how hard it was to get tickets for Beyoncé's RENAISSANCE tour despite being one of Jay-Z's protégés. Speaking of Hov, his signee also addressed conspiracies and claims about his mentor being in the Illuminati. Rumors like that will always come for artists when they're big enough, but the 45-year-old wasted no time in shutting it all down comically.

"That killed me with the Hov drunk they Illuminati," Memphis Bleek recalled. "Why the f**k I ain’t drink then? Huh? I just went to the party and let everybody get Illuminati wasted and I said, ‘Yo, I’m cool. Tonight’s the night I’m on my N.O.R.E. s**t, 36 hours clean. My birthday’s coming.’ F**k outta here. I’d been in there, vampire from Brooklyn, n***a. You think Eddie had it? Me, n***a. F**k outta here with that. It’s called the Illumi-grinding, n***a."

Memphis Bleek On Jay-Z Being In The Illuminati:
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Elsewhere in their conversation, the Brooklyn MC also spoke on a funny story concerning Michael Jackson's surprise Summer Jam performance in 2001. "It was ill, the Mike situation," Memphis Bleek shared. "Rest in peace to the GOAT of the GOATs. Mike came through, right? Listen, if you wasn’t with Hov, you had to turn around and face the wall. His security guards came in before he came in. They like this: ‘Everybody who don’t got the Jay-Z pass.’ Like, I’m with the family. You had to have that pass.

"They was making n***as face the wall like it was the pat-down on the block," he continued. "Everybody, because Mike didn’t want eye-to-eye contact. Nobody look him in his eyes. Me, I gotta see Mike. So I’m looking at everyone in the hallway facing the wall like, ‘These n***as is bugging.’" For more news and the latest updates on Memphis Bleek and Jay-Z, log back into HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.