What does it take to join the Illuminati, a secret society of power players that Internet conspiracy theorists believe are looking to take over the world?
Being super rich and famous helps–just look at Queen Beyonce, who supposedly flashed the Illuminati sign (a triangle) during her Super Bowl halftime performance. Other rumored illuminati members are Bey’s hubby Jay-Z and their child Blue Ivy, Barack Obama, Angelina Jolie and Adele. It’s an elite crew primarily comprised of music legends, so it’s no surprise that many aspiring musicians wish to ascend the Illuminati ranks. It’s highly discouraged, however, to shoot someone in order to do so.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that a June trial has been set for 27-year-old Wafeeq Sabir El-Amin, who is accused of shooting his friend in the head because he believed he had to commit a human sacrifice in order to join the Illuminati and become famous. “You are my sacrifice,” El-Amin reportedly said before shooting his friend in the head.
An attorney told the judge that Mr. El-Amin was obsessed with “a book about the role of the Illuminati in hip-hop music and especially in the career of rap star 50 Cent.” Aren’t we all?
The victim, miraculously, survived, which we think means he gets first dibs at the Illuminati throne.