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Fake News: Jay-Z Did NOT Say 'Satan is Our True Lord, Only Idiots Believe in Jesus'

  • by: Maarten Schenk
  • (Wed, 12 Jun 2019 20:40:27 Z)

Did rapper Jay-Z say 'Satan is Our True Lord, Only Idiots Believe in Jesus'? No, that's not true: the quote was made up in 2017 by a website that has since deleted the post, supported by a video that does not show the singer uttering those words or promoting satanism at all (in fact he is singing a song in the video blaming Lucifer for the death of a friend).

The story recently went viral again though an article (archived here) on a blog named Jasper and Sardine where it was published in 2017 under the title "Hip-Hop Star Jay-Z Claims Jesus Was Invented To Control Dumb People, While Smart People Worship Satan". It opened:

Hip Hop star Jay-Z has blasted traditional Christian values in an epic rant where he claims to be part of an exclusive club of "smart people" who worships "our true lord; Satan." The billionaire rapper has also claimed that "God created Lucifer to be the bearer of truth and light," and that "Jesus never existed" but was merely a "tool created by smart people to control dumb people." During a backstage tirade at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Friday, Jay-Z pointed around the room saying, "ya'll being played." "There ain't no Jesus. "Ya'll slaves to a fake religion. "Do you think I got where I am praying to a guy that don't exist? "No. I found the guys who invented that guy and I joined the club. "Then I worked my way to the top. "I earned my new form of humanity and maturity when I fully embraced my older brother, Satan."

Screenshot of https://jasperandsardine.wordpress.com/2017/11/14/hip-hop-star-claims-jesus-was-invented-to-control-dumb-people-while-smart-people-worship-satan/

The article is more or less copy pasted from this now deleted story at NeonNettle where it was published under a different title:

Jay-Z: 'Satan is Our True Lord, Only Idiots Believe in Jesus'

Hip hop star reveals Satanic worship and blasts traditional Christian values on 14th November 2017 @ 11.07am The billionaire rapper has also claimed that "God created Lucifer to be the bearer of truth and light," and that"Jesus never existed" but was merely a"tool created by smart people to control dumb people."

The story used this video upload in 2013 of Jay-Z singing his song Lucifer as supporting evidence:

But how can a 2013 video be evidence for something that happened "Last friday" in 2017?

Also, the lyrics of the song Lucifer aren't exactly a ringing endorsement of satan, quite the contrary, check for yourself here:

JAY-Z - Lucifer

Produced by Kanye West] / [Intro] / Kanyeezy you did it again, you a genius nigga! / [Hook] / Lucifer, son of the morning! I'm gonna chase you out of Earth / (I'm from the murder

Several fact checkers at the time noted that the story was completely unsupported:

FACT CHECK: Did Jay Z Say 'Satan Is Our True Lord' and 'Only Idiots Believe in Jesus?'

On 14 November 2017, the disreputable web site Neon Nettle published an article reporting that musician Jay-Z had espoused Satanic beliefs during a "backstage tirade" at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans: Hip Hop star Jay-Z has blasted traditional Christian values in an epic rant where he claims to be part of an exclusive club of "Smart people" who worships "our true lord; Satan."

Was That Fake? - Jay-Z & Jesus

Did rapper Jay-Z really tell his audience at a concert that "only idiots believe in Jesus" and "Satan is our true lord?" Definitely not. A fake article has been circulating around that uses a video to validate it. The video is allegedly of Jay-Z preaching about Satan during his New Orleans concert in November.

Despite all this the story went viral again in 2019.

About the author:

Maarten Schenk is our resident expert on fake news and hoax websites. He likes to go beyond just debunking trending fake news stories and is endlessly fascinated by the dazzling variety of psychological and technical tricks used by the people and networks who intentionally spread made-up things on the internet.  He can often be found at conferences and events about fake news, disinformation and fact checking when he is not in his office in Belgium monitoring and tracking the latest fake article to go viral.

Read more about or contact Maarten Schenk

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