Kanye West: I'm Not in the Illuminati!

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Kanye West has something important to pass along.

The rapper is featured in Paper Magazine (actually wearing clothing, unlike those Kim Kardashian nude photos in Paper that nearly broke the Internet last year), looking dead serious on the cover and answering a serious question in the accompanying article.

Is he a member of the Illuminati?

Kanye West Paper Cover

With Kardashian having already answered no, Kanye stepped up and addressed the controversial topic as follows:

"I’m tired of people pinpointing musicians as the Illuminati. That’s ridiculous. We don’t run anything; we’re celebrities. We’re the face of brands. We have to compromise what we say in lyrics so we don’t lose money on a contract."

Oddly enough, there really has been chatter over the years of certain artists being a part of this Enlightenment-era secret society, one whose mission was to oppose pretty much all things religion.

Some folks believed Beyonce flashed the Illuminati sign during her Super Bowl halftime show in 2013.

But anyway.

Kanye was also asked by Paper about something even more dear to his heart than secret non-religious sects, responding to a question about daughter North West with surprising sentiment.

"When I look in North’s eyes, I’m happy about every mistake I’ve ever made," he says.

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