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Wale, the 28-year-old rapper from Washington D.C., recently addressed rumors of his involvement in the alleged Illuminati secret society in the freestyle "Sight of the Sun."
The rapper mentioned the Illuminati, God and the devil in the recent release of his song.
"Illuminati not, I dropped my britches down I will illuminate the sky, full moon though. June coming, due weather, El Diablo," Wale rhymed on "Sight of the Sun." "But always seven hallelujahs when I meet my mama...As God as my witness I'mma talk to these (expletives)."
Wale has not been the first or only rapper to address rumors about his involvement in a secret society. Last year, 35-year-old rapper Kanye West spoke about the Illuminati on Rihanna's "Diamonds" remix.
The rapper was the first voice that fans heard on Rihanna's "Diamonds" remix and decided to mention the Illuminati, an organization that many people have suspected secretly rules the world and that West belongs to.
"We're the cause of all the commotion, your mouth running but where is you going," West raps. "What is you talking man that ain't important. Illuminati? High Society? We in this party and nobody invited me."
Rapper GLC, who is also a longtime Kanye West collaborator, said he did not believe his fellow Chicago native and artist was involved in the alleged secret society.
"The Illuminati, those are like multi-billionaire people that are rich as hell and have more money than countries and (expletive) and I don't know no rappers that's doing it like that, you know? It's just kind of crazy," the rapper told AllHipHop.com in 2010. "If it's real ... all I can say is I don't know but I could say that when it seems like people are less fortunate than others, people always have a reason for why that person has it and they don't."
While some rappers have caused speculation about their involvement in a secret society because of the symbolism that they use in their visuals, others have raised some eyebrows with questionable mentions about God in their music. Gene "No Malice" Thorton, the former Clipse rapper, told The Christian Post why he believes some rappers mention God in their music in less than honorable ways.
"I think all of the references that the emcees do to God is because the truth cannot be denied. When you want to be recognized as the best, when you want to be recognized as number one when you want to be comparable to the most elite the only name that you can come up with is God," No Malice told CP. "That's what leads them to say God out of their mouth. After that comes the perversion of it. But a lie always has to ride on the coattails of the truth."