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What do Erykah Badu, LL Cool J and Jay-Z have in common? The Five Percent Nation of Gods and Earths. Started by a former member of the Nation of Islam in 1964, The Five Percent Nation has always had close ties with the hip-hop world and these celebrities have all been — or at least been rumored to be — members. You won’t believe some of the people on this list.

Carmelo Anthony


Carmelo Anthony

When baller Carmelo Anthony was spotted on Instagram wearing his Five Percenter chain, he had nothing to say for the record about his religious beliefs. But famous Five Percenter Lord Jamar went on Huffington Post Live to say, “From what I understand is in Carmelo’s case, he actually has some dealings with the Five Percent Nation. His brother is within the Five Percent Nation and he [Anthony] may study lessons.”

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