Spend some time watching Rick Ross videos on YouTube, and you'll probably come across a few commenters who fervently believe the Miami rapper is part of the shadowy devil-worshipping group known as the Illuminati, along with many other popular entertainers. In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Ross tells us he finds these allegations hilarious.
"Man, there's a part of me that laughs when I hear that," Ross says. "It's a compliment. Like, 'Wow, I made it, I'm in the Illuminati!' But people who say shit like that, to me, are like people who believe in fucking magic."
Ross notes for the record that he means no disrespect to actual magicians: "David Copperfield is a close homey of mine – I told him I was going to bring my yacht out to his private island – but the fucking Illuminati? What the fuck."
Adds Ross, "If the Illuminati was like Men in Black, I would've been told them to come to the house. You mean they just pull up and zap you and you're successful and rich? Shut the fuck up! You know, I just smile and keep it going, man."