So one of the latest and greatest collabs has happened, and it’s by Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea- two big up-and-coming artists in the mainstream industry. Okay, so maybe it’s not the greatest, but it’s relevant. And that’s what’s important to cover. When occult symbolism and a hierarchy of power are the very foundation of the music industry- so if you wanna make it big, you have to comply with pushing their agenda. The issue I have with the song “Problem” is not the sound; it’s got nothing to do with the genre, and it’s got very little to do with the lyrics (which are about as deep as puddle, regardless). The problem I have with this song is the overwhelmingly-overused, simple and obvious symbolic theme throughout the entirety of the official Vevo/Interscope lyric video, and surrounding promotional imagery.
Iggy Azalea isn’t too shy of a girl herself. Her frequently raunchy lyrics, and overtly sexual musical themes are things of a parent’s worst nightmare. Although she can be quite explicit, seeing younger stars on channels like Disney and Nickelodeon teaming up with the industry’s leading sex kittens isn’t too uncommon anymore.
Ariana is going through the “good girl gone bad” stage, something all young female stars have to go through at some point to make it big. Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus, and Beyoncé are just a few examples off the top of my head. After all, innocence doesn’t sell records. But there are two things it does do- earn the trust of parents in order to expose this “phase” to children, and normalise sexualisation of the very innocence they possess.
To symbolise her going through this, she is constantly portrayed as or dressed in black and white and hyper-sexualised. In this context, the black and white represents the concept of duality, a mixing of good and evil through light and dark. Duality holds its place as a common theme throughout many religions and cults, and often, it is a celebration of both extremes of good and evil in human nature- especially in conjunction. Because of this, it is also a standard in monarch programming. Which leads me into this simple lyric/music video.
This video isn’t even technically a music video. It’s a “lyric” video, which really just means “people want a video for this song, but we don’t have time for this, so let’s just throw some words on a screen and flash subliminal imagery behind them”. Whether or not you’re conscious of the heavy symbolism used by the occult elite everywhere you look, it doesn’t mean it’s not there. It also doesn’t mean your subconscious doesn’t recognise it and make connections, because your subconscious records everything. No matter the size, speed, or exposure time, your subconscious can pick up on the most minute of details. This makes it a very powerful tool for the industry.
What most people would see when watching this video is simply sexy girls in shadows, winking, licking their lips, moving their hips, and singing. But what’s beneath this lazy facade runs deep in the world of symbolism.
Throughout, Ariana and Iggy are both filmed with rays of shadows on them in various ways. These stripes represent two things: “illumination” and once again, the concept of duality. The idea of esoteric enlightenment is something the occult elite hold very near and dear. A few good, solid times, the rays are focused around one of Ariana’s eyes- both rightside up and upside down.
As you can see above, the illuminated rays protruding from the eye of providence on Aleister Crowley’s hat strike and uncanny resemblance. This shows the idea that the occult hold, where apparently the more powerful you are, the more godlike you are. Because money might not buy happiness, but it does salvation, right? I have nothing more to say about this “creative” take on the all-seeing eye and its meanings. Other than the fact that they’re clearly out of ideas. And their minds.
The other thing I’d like to point out is the repeated flashing of one eye in the light, and one eye in the dark. Many times, it appears as though these women are split right down the middle by the shadow, part good and part evil. This is the display of blatant dualism in these industry puppets. During Iggy’s part, she is shown nearly always with one eye hidden, once again alluding to the all-seeing-eye symbolism.
The final thing I’d like to point out is the sexually-charged imagery that runs rampant throughout the video. I understand that Ariana is beyond the age of consent, but I’m not concerned with that. I’m more just making a point of the bits of Beta slipping through- again, suggestive of monarch programming.
This video might not be Katy-Perry-obnoxious with the overt symbolism, but it’s still symbolically significant. Both of these women are little more than pawns, they’re slaves to the industry. Even Iggy herself has said “too late, now I’m in this bitch”. Once you blow up, you can’t just become un-famous. These record company execs take advantage of young, fame-hungry individuals and make it impossible for them to change their minds. They also cultivate these stars from childhood just like Britney Spears and Cristina Aguilera and every kid that’s ever been on the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon. So in a way, some of these human beings were never given a chance- even from childhood or birth.
The only way to protect yourself from the malicious intent of the “Illuminati” (or men of power, or the occult elite, or whatever you want to call them- it’s all the same) is to educate yourself about their methods of mass programming and manipulation of the human psyche. Because, while what we know is intricate, the whole picture is far more advanced than we could ever know.