Jay Z’s In The Illuminati, Em Is Dead And The 20 Craziest Music Conspiracy Theories Of All Time

  • Jay-Z Illuminati

  • Paul McCartney is Dead

  • Elvis Presley Not Dead

  • Whitney Houston Illuminati Murder

  • Tupac Not Dead

  • John Lennon Killed by CIA

  • Courtney Love Killed Kurt Cobain

    Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain, Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

  • Robbie Williams Aliens

  • Bob Marley

  • Kris Kristofferson Is A Lizard

  • Michael Jackson

  • Andrew WK Not Andrew WK

  • Taylor Swift on 4Chan

  • Eminem is Dead

  • Stephen King

  • Beyonce Pregnant

  • Aaliyah

  • the Beatles

  • NWA

  • Rolling Stone Brian Jones

Whatever your belief system, your political affiliation or your education level, there’s one thing we must agree upon. Most conspiracy theories are simply bats**t crazy. The amount of time, elaborate connected dots, and passion that goes into a conspiracy theory, is phenomenal, sometimes saddening, and sometimes simply bemusing. And music conspiracy theories are usually really f***ing crazy. For instance, the suggestion that Aaliyah orchestrated the plane crash she died in to promote a movie is twisted and perverse, whereas the belief that Kris Kristofferson is actually a shapeshifting lizard in human form is kind of funny. There are many intriguing theories too: from the controversy surrounding the assassination of John Lennon to the enigma of the true cause of Kurt Cobain’s death (well, unless you believe that he’s not actually dead).

These theories might seem like a thing of the past, but don’t be fooled — newer, crazier conspiracy theories pop up everyday. More often than not they’re increasingly about Jay-Z and the Illuminati. Speaking of which, apparently Whitney Houston’s death was an Illuminati sacrifice at the altar of an unborn Blue Ivy — yeah, someone went there. Between a 4Chan trolling Taylor Swift, a robot Paul McCartney, a fake Andrew WK (who would pretend to be Andrew WK) and the Ayatollah killing Michael Jackson, we’ve rounded up the 20 craziest conspiracy theories in music for you to pour over in disbelief… or belief, depending on your proclivities.