Readers have requested it, so here we go, occult pop-stars! Specifically, blogs, magazines, tabloids, and gossip-columns have been making much hay from conspiracy-theory sites (mainly one called The Vigilant Citizen), concerning the secret “Illuminati” messages emanating from mega-pop-stars like Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Lady Gaga.
“In the “Bad Romance” video Gaga “makes her trademark ‘Eye in the triangle’ hand gesture after her initiation to make it clear who owns her now…the Illuminati. The final scene shows Gaga lying in bed with the burned skeleton of the Russian mafiosi. Notice how everything is burnt except the two gazelle heads. The real “intercourse” happened between Gaga and Baphomet. The guy was a tool, a middle-man who was sacrificed in the process of Gaga’s initiation.”
So, as someone who actually does look for occult themes in music, what do I think? I think some creative people latched on to some pretty universal symbols in order to look cool, sell CDs, and get people talking. And even if Jay-Z is a Freemason, and decided to litter his videos with references to his (alleged) allegiance, so what?
The problem here is that people are getting all Dan Brown on us. The big conspiracy is probably that there is no conspiracy, except perhaps in the minds of certain graphic designers looking for a new way to sell t-shirts. We shouldn’t confuse the pretty standard pop-occultisms of modern music (a topic authors have been exploring for decades) with actual allegiance to any sort of occult philosophy or order. Now, if Jay-Z or Gaga want to out themselves as ritual magicians, then by all means, have at it. But I haven’t seen any clear-minded sign of such a confession. If you really want a band who understands and (sorta) takes seriously the occult imagery in their videos, I suggest the KLF.
They were gaga before Gaga was gaga. Over and out.