Hov has been in the news as of late for referencing the Five-Percent Nation in his lyrics on his “We Made It” verse and wearing the Five-Percenter pendant on his chain while courtside at a recent Nets game.

The Five-Percent Nation lives by belief that black people are the fathers and mothers of civilization, white men are the devil, the Christian god is unworthy and only a small percentage of people fully understand the world.

To get the scoop on Jay Z’s involvement with the group, the New York Post interviewed Five-Percent Nation representative Saladin Allah. “Jay Z is not an active member — no one has vouched for him,” Saladin Allah told The Post. “It was always understood that you don’t wear the ­regalia if you don’t totally subscribe to the life.”

If this is true, it seems as if Jay Z’s reference to the Five-Percenters is purely for entertainment purposes.-Peter Walsh