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crowley Aleister Crowley
skull Satanic imagery
skull Pentagram
skull Goat head
eye_pyramid Eye and pyramid
“You got some explaining to do”
Part of the Young, Fly and Saved movement created by Pretty Willie aka P.Dub, Lavyss is principally criticizing Jay-Z for his negative representations of Jesus, but is also assuming that Freemasonry is anti-christian.
Viewing the symbols of Freemasonry as representations of power and authority—and mistaking emblems such as the eye and pyramid of the USA Great Seal and the pentagram for Illuminati or masonic symbols— artists as disparate as a Vybz Kartel and Marilyn Manson, Jay-Z and Lady Gaga will wear the symbols, while other artists will criticize them for a perceived association with the New World Order and other imaginary representations of oppression.
On his January 2010 release, You got some explaining to do, Lavyss (aka Bizzle, The Christian Rapper) claims that Jay-Z is a freemason:
"Nigger, just claim what you is. I mean you a ritual mason so explain, the pyramids that you set on the stage."
His video on youtube makes extensive use of images found at vigilantcitizen.com.
lady_gaga Lady Gaga.square and compasses emblem, and Eliphis Levi's Baphomet.
Lady Gaga
Bizzle also identifies Rihanna with satanism and Lady Gaga with Freemasonry:
But what about Rhianna
I heard she with the business
I bet you all do songs with Lady Gaga [00:3:14]
At this point the image shown is a photocollage with Lady Gaga photographed accepting her award for 'Best New Artist' at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City on Sunday, September 13, 2009 with a nineteenth century illustration of the Baphomet, and the masonic square and compasses. All this because her dancers' costumes have incorporated the image of an eye inside a triangle, and she is often photographed with one eye covered or somehow visually highlighted.
Again, these are ideas developed by vigilant citizen:
"Lady Gaga incorporates in her videos, photos and shows symbolism that refers to the Illuminati and mind control."
It is obvious that neither the artists using these images nor the artists who subsequently criticize that use are particularly knowledgeable about Freemasonry, the Illuminati, or esoteric studies. They do not pose any real threat to Freemasonry but should be deplored as an example of simplistic thinking and logical fallacy.


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