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.