As soon as you hear the title of the new collaboration between songstress Rihanna and rapper Eminem, one may immediately deduce that the two are referring to some of the demons they’ve both had to deal with since becoming a part of the entertainment industry. The personal issues that both musicians have dealt with in the public eye have shed a light on the pressures and downfalls that the famous often experience while striving for recognition in a competitive business industry.
So, who are the ‘Monsters’ that Rihanna is referring to?
Singing the hook for the song ‘Monsters,’ Rihanna has had her fair share of demons to battle as a leading female in the entertainment industry. Protected by the professional support of suspected Illuminati associate, Jay-Z, Rihanna has earned the reputation of being a sort of ‘Illuminati princess or puppet’ that goes beyond her affiliation with the co-founder of Roc-a-Fella Records. The singer has embraced a great deal of Illuminati and in some cases, Satanic and occult symbolism, in her music videos and photo shoots.
One of Rihanna’s personal demons is her very public back-and-forth relationship with entertainer Chris Brown, which includes domestic violence charges and a reconciliation that ultimately ended in failure. In her music, it seems that she tries very hard to rebel against any thought that she may have been a victim in the relationship. From getting inked with violence-related tattoos to writing revealing lyrics about her life, it is clear that the singer has seen troubled times.
In the hook for ‘Monster,’ Rihanna croons: “I’m friends with the monster that’s under my bed/ Get along with the voices inside of my head/ You’re trying to save me, stop holding your breath/ And you think I’m crazy, yeah, you think I’m crazy.”
The concept of having voices inside of someone’s head can either refer to someone one else controlling the thoughts of the individual (usually for the worst) or split personalities/alter egos. In Rihanna’s case, ‘the monster under her bed’ could be her past demons or possibly a reference to the role that the entertainment industry plays in her life.
Mind control has always been an issue of popular female entertainers, as it is not uncommon for ‘handlers’ (the higher-ups, music execs, and managers) to use mind control tactics on female celebrities – whether in an MK Ultra mind control manner or sex-kitten programming. However, Rihanna’s seemingly strong-willed personality seems to count her out as a mind-controlled celebrity, and it is more likely that she is a willing participant to intentional methods of drumming up controversy and supporting the symbolism often associated with the Illuminati.
In the hook, Rihanna also mentions that someone is trying to ‘save her,’ and basically telling them to give it up – that it’s not going to work on her. One could read into that statement in a Biblical sense…as it is customary to attempt to ‘save’ someone who has strayed from religion. If someone is too far gone to be saved, then they have been touched or tainted by the Devil. When you feel that there is no coming back, then you have truly surrendered to whatever your demons are.