There is a very credible conspiracy theory that rapper Nicki Minaj is actually just a sped up Jay-Z, with the actual Nicki a model employed to artfully mime these Jay-Z verses.

Of course, it isn’t true. It can’t be. But… what if?

According to many, Paul McCartney actually died in 1966 and was quietly replaced by a lookalike named William Campbell. John Lennon reportedly sings “I buried Paul” in the fade out of 1967 single ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’. On closer inspection, Lennon is actually singing “cranberry sauce”, which is actually more mysterious – if less exciting.

A similar story has floated around the internet over the past decade regarding Avril Lavigne, who also died early in her career, and – at the risk of losing momentum – was also replaced with an actress to be seen and not heard.

Elvis is still alive. So is Jim Morrison. So is Tupac.

Conspiracy theories are fun and largely harmless. Still, listen to the below and tell me you’re not thinking… maybe??

Check out a sample of the conspiracy theory that Nicki Minaj is Jay-Z:

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