@AzealiaBanks Channels @IAmKelis/Aaliyah in Yung Rapunxel
Azealia Banks just released the video for her new single off her upcoming album Broke With Expensive Taste and it is already attracting drama. Azealia is known for her explicit lyrics, trend-setting dress code and twitter rants which cry for attention and the Yung Rapunxel video lends itself to this categorically LOUD image.
The video has been criticized for being symbolic of the Illuminati as well as demonic and dark; however, as I watched it I saw art in the highest degree. It’s sad that we associate everything dark and creative with something demonic and scary. Had this been Iggy Azealia in an all white “heavenly” get up, it would have been better received.
The accusations that this represents some sort of Illuminati symbolism are not false. In the background of her video, we can see the famous Illuminati “udjat,” or all-seeing eye, which is known to represent the eye of Satan and can also be found on the back of all our American dollar bills. While there may be signs of the Illuminati, I wouldn’t jump to conclusions where this is concerned. It is rumored that many record companies and producers are wrapped up in a Satanic art, selling their souls for more record sales, but we should look beyond the video, which is clearly the record company’s doing, and embrace Azealia’s talent.
Azealia banks is undoubtedly a talented rapper with a unique look. She channels Aaliyah fashion and bits and pieces of Kelis. The videos below show Kelis’s experimentation with the dark side: