March 20, 2013
Aspiring emcees are always looking for effective angles to rise higher in the industry, but one Virginia rapper’s approach may put him behind bars instead of in front of the lights.
The Richmond Times Dispatch  reported last week that 27-year-old Wafeeq Sabir El-Amin of Henrico County, Virginia attempted to offer his friend as a sacrificial lamb to the Illuminati. El-Amin apparently believed a blood sacrifice was needed in order to spark his rap career.
According to prosecutors, El-Amin announced “you are my sacrifice” before attempting to shoot the victim in the head. The bullet ricocheted off the man’s hand and caused pieces of bone to land in the victim’s eye. Even with the injury the man was able to seize the gun from El-Amin and then shot him in the stomach before running away.
Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Thomas L. Johnson told the court at a hearing that El-Amin was so high from smoking marijuana that he was not able to remember any of the events of the night the shooting took place when questioned by police.
Johnson also revealed that the prosecution will address the speculation that there are ties between the success of certain Hip-Hop stars and a powerful shadow organization known as the Illuminati.
Investigators found literature at the house the incident took place that connected the Illuminati and the music industry. One book allegedly discovered was about rapper 50 Cent and his relationship to the secret society. More than a pound of marijuana was also confiscated from the scene.
Rumors of entertainers like Jay-Z, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Diddy being members of the Illuminati have persisted for years. Beyond books, there are numerous YouTube channels, websites, and seminars dedicated to the conspiracy theory.
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The theories have even transferred into pop culture.
Last November the Fox animated sitcom The Cleveland Show presented an episode entitled “Menace II Secret Society” that featured the voices of Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, will.i.am, Bruno Mars, and Questlove of the Roots. On the show the superstars were depicted as members of the “Hip-Hop Illuminati.”
El-Amin was denied bond. He now faces charges of malicious wounding, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, possession of marijuana, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. His trial is set for June 26 and 27.
The victim in the case was not charged.