Celebrities who have been rumored to be in the illuminati include Jay Z, Beyonce, Linsay Lohan, Lady GaGa and Rihanna. Others are Madonna, Kanye West, Ke$ha, Kim Kardashian and Lebron James. The speculation centers on the celebrities' use of the triangular symbol associated with the illuminati.
Yahoo News published a story in 2013 that included a slideshow of the celebrities either forming triangular shapes with their hands or otherwise making references to the triangle purportedly used as a symbol by the ostensible secret society. The illuminati are said to be plotting the rise of the Antichrist, and the symbol of an eye inside a triangle is said to represent the devil.
Jay Z uses the symbol for his record label, Roc A Fella Records and also has used other imagery associated with the sect, including wearing devil horns in a video. Some commentators have suggested that the other celebrities are merely showing support for the label when they flash hand symbols or make other references to the triangle.
According to conspiracy theorists, the illuminati secretly orchestrate major world events with the goal of establishing a "New World Order" intended to govern the entire world. No celebrities have confirmed or denied a connection with, or the existence of, the illuminati.