Rihanna's new tattoo, a small slanted cross in the crook of her neck, may just be an ancient Illuminati symbol, claims MediaTakeOut.com. The slanted cross is actually a symbol of the Free Masons, who believed to overlap or possibly be controlled by the Illuminati a supposed secret society made up of some of the most powerful people in the world and bent on controlling global affairs through various governments and corporations with the end goal of establishing a new world order.

Could the new tattoo be connected to Rihanna and Chris Brown's secret relationship? According to ex-Illuminati member John Todd, not only are they illuminati members, but also there are Illuminati marries. When asked to elaborate, Todd explained, Fixed marriages. An Illuminati member is sworn to secrecy so what is the best way to keep what is going on a secret? [It] is to marry someone into the same thing [sic].

With this somewhat nutty explanation in mind, Rihanna's defiant decision to reunite with the man who beat her face to a pulp just three years ago begins to make sense when you realize that it's not actually her decision. If their relationship is being dictated by Illuminati leaders then the two Hip Hop stars have no choice but to marry each other.

Still not convinced? In the music video for her hit single S&M the words Princess of the Illuminati flash on the screen two separate times. The song's lyrics are generally considered to be erotic and scandalous, but some have theorized that they may be hiding a second meaning referencing the conspiracy. Even if Rihanna isn't a part of the Illuminati, she seems to be enjoying the media buzz that comes with these wacky conspiracies.

Princess of the Illuminati screenshot from S&M music video.

Rihanna has denied conspiracy theories tying her to the Illuminate in the past, even calling an unexpected new conference to tell the press that the rumors were completely unfounded.

It's ridiculous that this won't go away, Rihanna said in the statement. The facts speak for themselves, and my talent speaks for itself. I'm not a party in any way to some all-powerful secret society somehow fixing the fate of the world behind closed doors for nefarious ends. That's just nonsense.

An anonymous source claiming close ties with the Illuminate told The Daily Quarterly that the Bajan singer is in fact a involved with the secret society.

Her talent is not commensurate with her level of success, the source said.