Katy Perry’s Popular Song ‘Dark Horse’ with Juicy J Includes References to the Occult

Katy Perry is one of those celebrities that often come up in conversation for the many different ways she chooses to express herself through her music, live performances, and photo shoots. Oftentimes, she inserts symbolism typically associated with the Illuminati, Freemasons, MK Ultra mind control, and other questionable agendas that include black and white checkerboard patterns, single eye symbolism, mirrors, dual personalities, pyramid shapes, and butterflies. One of the singles from her latest album, Prism, takes a darker tone and incorporates themes connected to the occult.

Perry’s latest (and fourth) album is titled ‘Prism,’ and ‘Dark Horse’ represents one of the promotional singles released from the record. According to the singer herself, she calls the song a bit ‘darker in nature’ and that it deals with ‘the power of magic and rituals.’ Perry notes that the lyrics center on a woman who is asking a man “not to become bewitched by her charms.” She refers to the lyrics as being ‘kind of witchy and dark’- much in the same manner that a witch gives fair warning to a man who is about to fall in love with the wrong person.  

Released on September 17, 2013, ‘Dark Horse’ served as the first promotional single for her album, and she wasn’t shy about including an assortment of word-play, such as ‘play with magic,’ ‘levitating,’ and ‘bird without a cage’ to send those who already think she’s a mind-controlled Illuminati puppet, into a tizzy. Interestingly, the bird-cage symbolism and such references are thought by some to identify someone who has undergone a traumatizing experience, such as mind control.

She warns:

“Mark my words/ This love will make you levitate.”

Throughout history, magic and the occult have been used by many as a way to attract a mate. The concept of ‘love spells’ is one that has survived for centuries. Witches aren’t the only individuals to use such tactics to bring passion and love into their lives. The following lyrics from Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ sounds a lot like using ‘magic’ to lure and keep a romantic interest. It goes beyond someone simply falling in love with another and not wanting to leave of their own free will.

Perry sings:

“So you wanna play with magic
Boy, you should know what you’re falling for
Baby do you dare to do this
Cause I’m coming at you like a dark horse
Are you ready for, ready for
A perfect storm, perfect storm
Cause once you’re mine, once you’re mine
There’s no going back”

Perry also makes references within the song that at first do not seem connected to the occult or magic rituals to the common ear, but doesn’t get past everyone. Perry makes mention of the Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite: “Make me your Aphrodite/Make me your one and only.” In some circles, Aphrodite and her Roman equivalent Venus, are believed to represent the occult and magic.

The choice to collaborate with Juicy J is also interesting.

The rapper is known for advancing throughout the entertainment and music industry because of his participation in the rap group, Three 6 Mafia, which translates into ‘666 Mafia.’ In addition to their group name paying homage to the Devil, Juicy J has displayed an affinity for skulls, and a habit of making other indirect Satanic references in song lyrics, clothing preferences, and public appearances.

As he raps, Juicy J says:

“She’s a beast
I call her Karma.”

Interesting…because we all know of another famous beast…

It’s important to pay attention to any clues and messages that lyrics to popular songs send – while the statements may seem harmless at first, you never know the hidden agenda supported by the music artists themselves, as well as their producers, music executives, record companies, and managers.