In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Rick Ross talks about the allegations of his Illuminati affiliation, regarding them as hilarious yet a compliment to his success.

"Man, there's a part of me that laughs when I hear that," Ross says. "It's a compliment. Like, 'Wow, I made it, I'm in the Illuminati!' But people who say shit like that, to me, are like people who believe in fucking magic."

The Miami rapper later adds, "If the Illuminati was like Men in Black, I would've been told them to come to the house. You mean they just pull up and zap you and you're successful and rich? Shut the fuck up! You know, I just smile and keep it going, man."

Rolling Stone's new issue hit stands Feb. 28.