What Illuminati Symbolism Did You See at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards?
Information and Theories 8/25/13
By: Sarah Wilson
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards aired tonight, and following in the footsteps of previous years, symbolism often associated with the Illuminati was present. Just as expected, the usual suspects participated in spreading single-eye symbolism, as well as hand gestures that represent '666'. The awards show, which took place at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, New York, marked the first time that the event was held there.
Lady Gaga opened the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards with her single 'Applause.' Throughout the performance, the singer transformed and morphed into different characters with the help of various outfits and wigs. One of the things not missing from her act was the single-eye imagery that we have come to expect from the entertainer. She covered her eye on several different occasions, and also used the hand gesture of '666' to cover one of her eyes (which looks similar to the A-OK sign). In one of the dance sequences, her entourage on stage followed suit by making the same '666' gesture with their hands.
Gaga basically performed most of the music video for 'Applause' onstage, where these same gestures and pieces of symbolism also appeared.
Miley Cyrus has been hitting the headlines lately with the questionable imagery and symbolism she inserts into her music videos, as the actress-turned-singer has been pushing the envelope of producing increasingly controversial forms of expression.
At the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, Cyrus performed alongside Robin Thicke and 2Chainz, but before she shared the stage with the two other artists, the scantily clad singer sung her song, "We Can't Stop." Afterwards, Cyrus morphed into a different character to reflect one of the models that appears in Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' music video while he performed his hit song.
Appearing in next to nothing, the front of her outfit displayed a bear figure with one of his eyes 'X'ed out. It's probably no surprise that she incorporated single-eye symbolism into her performance. Depending on who is interpreting the singer's style, part of the hair style she chose to wear resembled Devil horns.
Another reference to the Illuminati is seen in the T-shirt design that Cash Money entrepreneur, 'Birdman' (also known as 'Baby' and probably best known for being a close associate with Lil' Wayne) was wearing when cameras panned to him standing in the audience. Interestingly, the shirt was decorated with endless single eyes. This wouldn't be the first time that Birdman has been suspected of supporting symbolism related to the Illuminati. Some have questioned the meaning of one of the many tattoos that have been inked on the body of the multi-million dollar mover and shaker in the entertainment industry.
Birdman has a tattoo of a rather large red star on his head, where some have pointed out that it appears reversed – which is also a representation of Satanic worship in some circles. The sign has also been thought to signify the head of Baphomet's as well. When the artist appears in his videos and lowers his head, the star is reversed.