New York—Rihanna called an unexpected news conference last week to answer questions that no one actually at the news conference asked. She started the 15-minute conference saying that she’s been hearing rumors and seeing stories on the internet about her being involved in the powerful, secret global society, The Illuminati, and that she practices Voodoo.
She took no questions at the news conference, and after a short prepared speech, launched into an off-the-cuff profanity-laced tirade against LeBron James, Sarah Palin and Baxter from “The Great Space Coaster.”
But her detractors still weren’t convinced.
“Her talent is not commensurate with her level of success,” said a source familiar with The Illuminati, who wished to remain anonymous, asking us to refer to him as “CB.” “There is no way logically or karmically (sic) that she should be as successful as she is. I mean, sure she’s attractive, but…it’s clear there’s more going on behind the scenes here.”
CB said he didn’t want to speculate on her involvement with Voodoo. He said he’s only heard of other people saying her videos, including “Run This Town,” had Voodoo images in it. Plus his mother was concerned about Rihanna’s possible involvement in it.
Rihanna said she was told by people she’s worked closely with for sometime about the rumors, and those people instructed her to call the press conference. She said her prepared statement was given to her by a man in a dark suit holding a white Persian cat in the back of a limousine at exactly 3:39 the morning before the press conference. She said she’s had dealings with him before, but never knows when he’ll contact her or present her special tasks or advise her what songs to record.
“It’s ridiculous that this won’t go away,” Rihanna said in the statement. “The facts speak for themselves, and my talent speaks for itself. I’m not a party in any way to some all-powerful secret society somehow fixing the fate of the world behind closed doors for nefarious ends. That’s just nonsense. But to answer your other questions, yes I did attend the Bilderberg Conference last week in Switzerland.”
Ricky Shephard and Michelle Montford contributed to this article