Jay-z Dismisses 'Silly' Devil-worship Claims

Rap superstar JAY-Z has dismissed online critics who have likened his new music video to "devil worship" - calling the murmurs "silly" and "ignorant."
The hip-hop mogul came under fire after the promo for his new single, On to the Next One, debuted this month (Jan10).
The video features ram skulls, black crows and dark imagery - and Jay-Z can't believe some of the outrageous slurs on his personal beliefs which have since surfaced online.
He tells U.S. radio station Hot 97, “I don’t know where it started. I don’t know where it came from. I really think it’s really silly. For the record, I of course believe in God, but I believe in one God. If people must know my religious beliefs, I believe in one God. I don’t believe in religion. I don’t believe in Christians or Muslims. I think all that separates people. I think it’s one God. I think it’s all the same God, and I don’t believe in Hell.
"Am I a part of some sect or cult? That sounds stupid to me. It’s ignorant to even say, and I guess that’ll be the last time I address that. It’s ignorant to me”.
And Jay-Z's collaborator, Swizz Beatz, who features in the song, has backed the star - insisting critics are wrong to read too much into a music promo.
He adds, "The video displays another level of art and creativity from two great minds: the director and Jay - and myself, bringing the collaboration together. (There's) no satanic ways around me and that's for sure (sic). I'm with Jay - I never see none of that stuff around him unless he's hiding something, which I doubt. That's silly stuff."


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I'm sadden to find out that Jay-Z doesn't believe in Christ :(
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Ok like Jay-Z is gonna confess to a reporter of worshiping the devil, this article doesn't prove the least bit that Jay-Hova (He calls himself God) doesn't worship the devil. If any average person does any research on this subject you would know that Jay-Z is lying when he says he doesn't worship the devil.
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I love Avril Lavigne

Jay Z is just a moron & attention wh*re. And so is Beyonce!
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I am with him 100%. Religion is bulls**t and just used to control gullable people. If anyone is the devil, its organized religion and churches that are out to take your money. DONT GET ME WRONG!!!... most church goers are very nice and great people, as are many (really, almost all) of the pastors, but the organization itself was started as a means of control. And by the way, Jesus is just an astrological story about the sun. One day everyone will realize that. I believe there is a God up there somewhere that knows good people from bad people and doesnt care what they call him.
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Okay so Jay-Z keeps saying he believes in one God... Sure he could say that.. But up to yet I can't hear WHICH God he believes in. I mean there are MANY Gods...But he wouldn't say he believes in Jesus Christ ower Lord GOD
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I believe Jay-z is full of s**t. In the OTO which I am sure he is a part of, part of the agreement is that you are not allowed to exposes them or they will get back at you for exposing them. He knows that just because HE says he is not a devil worshipper, then alot of people will believe him. In my opinion, people that are smart or have any common sense, will know that many things of Lucifer Jay-z has done.
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