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Rap mogul Jay-Z has explains why he thinks people have tried to link him to the Illuminati, and hints at a possible draft pick to the Roc Nation team.

Jay-Z has been making the rounds these past few days, promoting his new book Decoded. While in Britain, he stopped by Tim Westwood’s radio show to talk about a number of things, but most notably, what he thinks about rumors of his connections to the “Illuminati.”

“It’s a secret society that everyone knows about,” he said, laughing. “I think that when people have a certain amount of success it needs to be explained in a way other than hard work and talent and being blessed. We’ve been seeing this since the beginning of time. The Beatles or anybody else that’s similar [to them]. That’s how you know that you’re really getting big. And I’m just like ‘Man, I’m rock star big? I get these kinds of rumors?’ I think it’s really silly but everybody needs stuff to talk about.” (Jay-Z)

While Hov regards the speculations of him being tied to a secret society as silly, there is one thing he continues to take seriously: business. His trip to Britain may not have been just to promote his new book. He’s also expressed an interest in signing British rapper Tinie Tempah to his Roc Nation label.

“If he wants to be super successful, he should come to [Roc Nation],” Jay told Radio 1. “I’ve been hearing about him.”

If Tempah signs to Roc Nation, he will be the ninth artist to join the stacked team.

Last month Urban Islandz told you that Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has aired out his thoughts on artists being attached to Illuminati rumors and admitted to not being familiar with the religious term.

Yeezy posts on his twitter account that he is unfamiliar with what the Illuminati is and question its legitimacy.

“I’ve got question about “the illuminati” … what is it exactly ???… and why do people think pop stars have a membership???!!! LOL”

“I am down with Cluemanotti though, that’s my boy … @therealdjclue”

“Is illuminati and devil worshipping like the same thing… do they have a social network that celebs can sign up for?”

“Question… can you devil worship on the new iphone??? LOL!!!”

“What’s better for devil worshipping Iphone or the Droid… Does lucifer return text… is he or she on Skype? Don’t wanna be sexist” (Kanye West’s Twitter)

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