Rapper attempts to kill friend to join ‘Illuminati’ and become famous

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It can be dangerous when a conspiracy theory gets out of hand. For several years, individuals who have very little experience with proper research have created videos and books about the Illuminati’s role in hip-hop.

These individuals post ill-advised documents that suggest that all great hip-hop stars had to sacrifice someone or themselves to reach stardom in the entertainment industry.

One inspiring rapper from Richmond, Virginia took the conspiracy theory a bit too far.

According to reports by the Times Dispatch, Wafeeq Sabir El-Amin attempted to murder his friend while the two were in a studio. El-Amin told his friend that he needed to sacrifice someone to join the Illuminati and become famous in rap.

Soon after, El-Amin pointed a gun at his friend and fired a shot. The bullet grazed his friend in the arm. The victim was able to wrestle the gun away from El-Amin and shot him in the stomach.

El-Amin is awaiting trial in June.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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