A prominent member of the Five Percent Nation – also known as the Nation of Gods and Earths – has spoken on Jay-Z‘s possible affiliation with the controversial group. Although the Brooklyn artist and mogul as yet to declare his stance, speculation continues to mount regarding his recent wearing of the Five Percenters’ Universal Flag symbol.
Lord Born Justice Allah, a senior representative of the Nation of Gods and Earths, spoke with The Source TV in a video chat explaining his views of Jay Z wearing the Universal Flag pendant. Justice Allah first discussed basic principles of what the Five Percenters study and their way of life before delving into the Jay Z matter.
“Some of us don’t know if Jay Z is a Five Percenter,” Justice Allah said. “He should have some kind of influence from some of the Five Percenters in his area ‘cause he grew up in Brooklyn. Brooklyn, as we call Medina, was heavily influenced back in the ‘60s. So I’m not gonna say he’s not a Five Percenter but I can’t say he is either until I talk with him. Same thing with Carmelo Anthony, I would like to know because you wearing our Universal Flag.”
Justice Allah then argued the point that if he wear to craft a Roc-A-Fella or Roc Nation logo, people would challenge his connection to the company. Justice Allah also makes mention of the fervor around Jay Z’s alleged status in the group after certain publications have categorized the Nation of Gods and Earths as a hate-mongering religion.
“Now that it’s there, why people zooming in on the flag? Just because Jay Z wearing it? We been wearing the flag for years. We have some made in medallions for years,” Justice Allah added. “Is it really about Jay Z? Is it really about the Five Percenters?”
Just last week, Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian also speculated on Jay Z and Carmelo Anthony’s possible ties to the Nation.
Check out the entire interview with Lord Born Justice Allah with The Source TV in the clip below.