Jay Z’s recent wearing of the Universal Flag (of the Nation of Gods and Earths, also known as the Five Percenters) restarts the controversy on whether he’s a Five Percenters or not.
The medallion represents Knowledge of Self (as defined by the Nation of Gods and Earths, the 5 percent), which is clearly defined in the book Knowledge Of Self – A Collection Of Wisdom On Science Of Everything In Life.
Jay-Z wore the 5% Nation Medallion at the Barclay’s Center last week. When asked by a reporter whether the medallion is meaningful to him, Jay-Z shrugged and said ‘A little bit’. This isn’t the first time that the rapper has been connected to the Five-Percenters. He was photographed wearing another similar medallion while giving radio interviews for his album Magna Carta Holy Grail last summer. And in ‘Heaven’ a track on that album, Jay-Z references the Five-Percenters acronym for Allah by rapping ‘Arm leg leg arm head’.
It’s tough to understand why Jay Z is wearing the 5% Nation Medallion if he isn’t a true Five Percenter…
Check out the video after the jump.