Occult and Prophetic Messages in Rihanna’s Umbrella

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Warning: the analysis of this song deals with disturbing subject matters.

What is Rihanna’s Umbrella song about? First times I’ve heard this song,   I was confused. Is it about a woman’s unconditional friendship for her man? Is it a “sexy song”? At face value, it seems so. However, if you listen closely to Rihanna and Jay-Z’s words, you might notice that the lyrics do not make any sense. The vocabulary used in this song is not about a relationship between two lovers. The fact is, Umbrella is about a subject matter that is sinister, dark and disturbing: becoming possessed by evil.

What does “under my umbrella” mean?

In a nutshell, the song talks about a storm that’s about to take place and Rihanna offers her loved one protection under her umbrella. In this song, “You can stand under my umbrella” can have a sexual connotation but it mostly means “You can be under my protection”. When you are under something’s protection, this something has more power than you regarding your own security. You depend on it. It has control over you. IT possesses you. The song is not about love between woman and man, it’s about being protected. It is not an equal relationship. The one that protects basically owns the person that is protected.

Analyzing the song

The first thing that you need to know about the song’s lyrics is that Rihanna sings the whole song but she actually takes on two roles. During the first half of the song, she plays the role of an evil entity that is trying to seduce and possess Rihanna. For the purpose of this analysis we’ll call this entity the Devil. The second role she plays is herself. So the song is basically a dialog between the Devil and Rihanna. The video of the song makes this very clear and we’ll explain how later.

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What is possession?

Possession, in relationship to non-human entities deals with the phenomena wherein a non-human entity controls the human being through various methods. In possession, the human being cannot think for themselves. Instead, their thoughts are given to them by their possessor. We’ll see how the Devil tries and succeeds at possessing Rihanna in this song. There is a reason why the album is called “Good Girl Gone Bad”.

Jay-Z’s  verse

So the song starts off with a verse of rapper Jay-Z. He plays the role of someone that has already been possessed and already “under the umbrella” of the Devil. Here’s his verse:

No clouds in my stones
Let it rain, I hydroplane in the bank
Coming down with the Dow Jones
When the clouds come we gone, we Rocafella
We fly higher than weather
And G5’s are better, You know me,
an anticipation, for precipitation. Stacked chips for the rainy day
Jay, Rain Man is back with little Ms. Sunshine
Rihanna where you at?

Explanation

No clouds in my stones
Let it rain, I hydroplane in the bank
Coming down with the Dow Jones”

So the “storm” is in fact related to the economy and the financial world. “Coming down with the Dow Jones” reflects this situation. The Dow Jones is the main indicator of the health of the stock market. If it plummets, we can talk about a market crash. You’ll notice that the whole song has a pessimistic outlook concerning the future.  Jay-Z is saying “Let it rain”, he doesn’t care about the financial crisis,  he “hydroplanes in the bank”.  In other words, while the bank is being flooded by this storm and people are drowning in it, he’s above the water and  surviving the crisis.

When the clouds come we gone, we Rocafella

In other words, when the financial crisis will occur, we won’t be here to suffer through it. “Rocafella” is the name of Jay-Z’s record label. It also refers to John D. Rockefeller and his family, the biggest industrialists in American History and huge actors in the formation of the social-economic world we’re currently living in. Many historians claim the Rockefellers have engineered the crash of 1929 to be able to obtain a stronghold on America’s banking system. Congressman Charles A. Lindberg Sr. accurately proclaimed in 1930:

“From now on depressions will be scientifically created.”

We fly higher than weather
And G5’s are better, You know me,

“We fly higher than the weather” means that Jay-Z cannot be affected by the financial crisis because he is above the problem. He enjoys a protection that makes him invulnerable to the storm. The fact that he says “WE fly higher than the weather” implies that a select few can have the same kind of privileges he has. G5 is a kind of private jet so he will live in luxury even when the crisis strikes the rest of the world.

an anticipation, for precipitation. Stacked chips for the rainy day

Jay-Z says here that he was expecting this major crisis (the precipitation) and so he has prepared financially to face it. Seems like he had prior knowledge of the events that would occur in the future. Is he talking about the recession that is happening now?

Jay, Rain Man is back with little Ms. Sunshine
Rihanna where you at?

Jay aka “Rain Man”. He has been possessed by the Devil, contrarily to Rihanna, who he calls “little Ms. Sunshine”. Rihanna is the good girl. Jay-Z is already bad and he is asking Rihanna to join him.

So Jay-Z lyrics have NOTHING to do with love, friendship or any type of relationship. His lyrics are saying that he is part of the “chosen”, the elite, the secret group that cannot be harmed by the trials and tribulations of the “small people”. Even if there’s a major crisis, he’s associated with the very people that make those crisis happen, so he won’t be affected. This group however bows down and worships evil. If Rihanna wants to be part of them, she has to do the same.

Rihanna’s lyrics

You have my heart
And we’ll never be worlds apart
May be in magazines
But you’ll still be my star
Baby cause in the dark
You can’t see shiny cars
And that’s when you need me there
With you I’ll always share

Rihanna sings this part, but it is actually the Devil talking to Rihanna. He is “sweet-talking” her so she can accept the idea of the Devil entering her body. Here’s how we can translate the lyrics.

I love you
Even if I’m not from your world, I’ll never be far from you
You may be famous and in magazines
But you’ll always be MY star, nobody else’s
Because when you won’t be successful anymore
When you won’t be able to buy shiny cars and material things
That’s when you’ll need my protection
With you I’ll always share my riches

So the Devil is offering Rihanna a lifetime of riches and luxury, even when she’ll lose her popularity and stop generating money from her singing carreer. Tempting isn’t it?

Chorus

When the sun shines, we’ll shine together
Told you I’ll be here forever
Said I’ll always be your friend
Took an oath I’ma stick it out till the end
Now it’s raining more than ever
But we’ll still have each other
You can stand under my umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella

(Ella ella eh eh eh eh)
Under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh)
Under my umbrella
(Ella ella eh eh eh eh eh eh)

Translation

When you shine from your success, we both profit from it
I will always be part of you
I will always be on your side
I promised you I would protect you and I will do it as long as necessary
Now the financial crisis is afflicting the world
But I’m still here with you
You can be under my protection
You can be under my protection

What’s up with the Ella Ella eh’s? It sounds catchy doesn’t it? The repetitive and hypnotic rhythm of this chant makes it very reminiscent of magical spells, conjurations or summons.

2nd Verse

These fancy things, will never come in between
You’re part of my entity, here for Infinity
When the war has took it’s part
When the world has dealt it’s cards
If the hand is hard, together we’ll mend your heart

All of your material possessions will never separate me and you
You’re part of my entity, I own you, until the end of times
When the crisis has ravaged the world
When we’ll know the final outcome of the world
If you’re in trouble, me and you will stop the pain

“You’re part of my entity” is very relevant here because “entity” is not a word in the vocabulary used between loved ones. Nobody will say to his/her lover “You’re part of my entity”. An entity is not human.

An entity is something that has a distinct, separate existence, though it need not be a material existence.
-Wikipedia

“Here for Infinity” also gives a non-human feel to the lyrics, as if this power doesn’t live or die, it is immortal.

“When the war has took it’s part/ When the world has dealt it’s cards” is a particularly gloomy passage. It basically predicts a terrible event that will strike severely the entire world and that will rearrange the way it will function afterwards. Once again, we refer to a huge crisis that is about to occur and the Devil is trying to convince Rihanna to let him protect her.

Bridge

You can run into my arms
It’s okay don’t be alarmed
Come into me
There’s no distance in between our love
So go on and let the rain pour
I’ll be all you need and more
Because

This part is actually a dialogue between the Devil and Rihanna. It is difficult to notice because there’s not difference in the tone of voice. The video however gives a visual clue of the dialogue by reversing the image when Rihanna answers the Devil.

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So, the Devil is telling Rihanna

“You can run into my arms
It’s okay don’t be alarmed”

translation:

“You can come and seek my protection
Don’t be scared of the crisis”

Rihanna answers

“Come into me” as in “come inside of my body and possess me”

Both Rihanna and Devil say

“There’s no distance between our love” . The Devil is effectively now INSIDE of her, there’s no more distance between them.

And the Devil finishes by saying:

“So go on and let the rain pour
I’ll be all you need and more”

translation:

Let the world get what it deserves, I’ll take care of you.

So now that you probably gained another perspective on the song’s lyrics, we can proceed to analyze the video, which carry HEAVY symbolism and  confirms the theory of the Devil trying to possess Rihanna. The video also adds a layer of interpretation by depicting the process of possession as a rape.

Analyzing the video

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At the beginning we see Jay-Z with six black-clad women. As previously stated, Jay-Z is already possessed in the song. The six women represent Jay-Z’s thoughts being controlled.

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The we see Rihanna dressed in black and wearing a top-hat, a visual clue to represent the evil entity, which is masculine. The long, claw-like fingernails give a sense of a demonic, ungodly creature. When Rihanna starts singing, she moves in sexually seductive way to reflect the Devil’s attempt to seduce Rihanna. He wants to possess her not only mentally but physically also.

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The picture above is the explosion we see in the video right after the first verse. This explosion of chrome-colored liquid represents something truly disturbing: the rape of Rihanna by the Devil.

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The frame above represents the rape of Rihanna. Dressed in white and thus embodying “the good girl with values”, Rihanna dances while performing defensive gestures. She is trying to protect herself from the chrome liquid, which represents the seminal fluid of the Devil. The liquid hits her a total of 6 times.

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We then see Rihanna naked, covered in chrome-colored liquid. Rihanna has been raped by the Devil and covered with his semen. She seems in pain and not herself. On the frame above we see her inside a triangle. This is VERY symbolic. For occultists, an upwards triangle represents the phallus, the penis, male energy. Rihanna is inside the triangle. She is completely “owned” and under the spell of the Devil’s energy.

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Look closely at the frame above. It appears very briefly at around 2:46 in the video. It is Rihanna on her knees, her head on the floor. It’s also something else: the face of the Devil! It has been made to look like “Baphomet” (see image), who is an intricate part of occult mysteries. You see the two eyes, snout and the long horns. This frame has been digitally manipulated to look like this because it is anatomically incorrect. No human can assume this position in real life. This image has been placed on purpose and only for a fraction of second. Classic subliminal message.

 

So Rihanna has been raped and we saw the face of the Devil, so what’s next?

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Rihanna has now become the “Bad Girl” dressed in black. She is surrounded by 6 black clad men (like Jay-Z at the beginning), to represent her state of possession. She dances suggestively with a closed umbrella, which represents a phallus. The Devil has won, he has taken over Rihanna. And she is asking for more. At the end of the song, Rihanna asks her rapists to come into her again. Sick.

It’s raining
Ooh baby it’s raining
Baby come into me
Come into me
It’s raining
Oh baby it’s raining

The “ooh baby” makes it clear that we’re not talking about raindrops falling from the sky. It means she is wet and ready to welcome the Devil again inside her.

The analysis of Rihanna’s Umbrella was to prove the fact that the general public is blind to the hidden messages omnipresent in mass media. Kids from all over the world sing and dance to this song while registering unconsciously the hidden layers of symbolism.

To finish off this great report on Rihanna’s masterpiece of deceit, here’s her performance at the MTV Europe awards. Once again, HEAVY occult symbolism here.

Rihanna is dressed in a priestess costume surrounded by pyramids with illuminated capstones. There is no mistaking the occult significance of those symbols, who confirm the fact that this song is way more than simple love song. Umbrella was the first single of the album “Good Girl Gone Bad”. The second single was “Disturbia” and represents Rihanna’s state of mind while she under the control of the Evil Entity.

Before leaving a comment, please make sure that I’m VERY AWARE of the fact that Rihanna DID NOT WRITE this song and this fact changes ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in the analysis.

Analysis sourced from

“Workings of Evil” by Lenon Honor

 

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ray
5 years 5 months ago
This song was top of the charts in most countries and on the whole a catchy feel good song. I never listened to the rapping closely but whenever I heard about stormy weather and standing under an umbrella I only ever thought of Jesus. God is most powerful. Jesus came to save us ALL, He is our umbrella. Could this not be the Holy Spirit reaching out – comforting and preparing us (sinners like Rhianna, Jay-Z, you, me, etc.) that when bad times come there really is an inclusive umbrella to stand under which is the love of God. Maybe… Read more »
Bob
5 months 21 days ago

It is said that four weeks after Gautama Buddha began meditating under the Bodhi Tree, the heavens darkened for seven days, and a prodigious rain descended. However, the mighty King of Serpents, Mucalinda, came from beneath the earth and protected with his hood the one who is the source of all protection. KNOW THY ENEMY.

iii
3 years 2 months ago

When she throws water at the screen you can see the image again. Google it youll know what i mean.

Kalyb
3 years 2 months ago

Humanities superstition will be its downfall.

Никола
3 years 2 months ago

I was so affraid of this video when it released,I didn't understand why is she singing "happy,friendly" lyrics with this dark,twisty video. & I was learning about the cognitive dissonance @ the time but now I truely understand what's it's all about!

Mona
3 years 2 months ago
Thank you so much for this article. I feel like being sick when I realised what images and symbols and how degrading and sick they are trying to make music. They take everything that should be enjoyable and twist it into a sick twisted version of how they see things. I have met some of these people, these 'high society' people are truly deranged. We should all be aware of their desperate tricks because this is what it is. Believe me they are more scared of us waking up than they are of their stupid symbolism. This is no army… Read more »
Silly Article
3 years 3 months ago
I think this interpretation gives this song a lot more depth. I don't feel like it's brainwashing people, so much as people don't take the time to broaden their views and see things from other angles. This just gives me a greater feeling that whoever wrote this song is a pretty good artist and loves to give people things to think about, like all great artists do with their works. Music is an art form and when a work of art gets people coming up with their own meanings, interpretations and feelings without the artist ever having to TELL anyone… Read more »
TenOhThree
3 years 4 months ago

Interesting and thought-provoking analysis…just wanted to say though that the pose Rhianna does that you think looks like the devil? It is 100% do-able! I am a plus-sized woman yet I have always been VERY flexible thanks to gymnastics when I was younger and yoga and Pilates now that I'm older…and I can do that pose without any real effort. She has her hands braced on the sides of the triangle, and is using that to keep her head down on the floor and maintain the pose.

Josh
3 years 5 months ago

This song was released in March 2007. The financial crisis didn't start until 2008

mira
5 years 4 months ago
OM (ACTUAL) G. My mate told me at school because she kind of worked it out with the same picture above of Rihanna in the triangle which represents the devil but I didn't believe her. Reading this has really made me think. How is the devil possessing her? And is she still possessed because all her other video's seem fine and have a meaning of 'love' and relationships and NOT the devil. I hope he doesn't get into anymore, what about lady gaga, she keeps her hand over her left eye in Pokerface, and the devil is meant to have… Read more »
Real4
5 years 5 months ago

I just read an article about Kim Kardashian posing on W magazine nude covered in silver paint not completely like rihanna – Kim's head wasn't painted….and I remembered your article I was just wondering on the chrome liquid meaning the rape of the devil…..where did you get that?

NWA
5 years 5 months ago

First of all, nice work on this analysis. I wanted to ask how many of you have seen any of Michael Jackson's "This is It"? I caught a few minutes of it this morning, in which was the performance of a song called "They don't really care about us". VERY interesting lyrics there. I encourage you all to look them up.

lillie
5 years 5 months ago

it all makes sense! GOOD GIRL GONE BAD!? DISTIRBEA!? in the lyrics of take a bow its "cuz this series comin to an END" think of it!

db
5 years 5 months ago

damn . . .. it's so HAPPENINg , what the BIBLE said, what the book of revelation said . .. .My gosh, what has happened to the world ??? :(((

Micky
5 years 5 months ago

Well, after analysing your analysis

I come to a very obvious conclusion..

You simply hear what you want to hear…

(There are no wrong toughts)

kindjal
5 years 5 months ago
Normally I dont dig rock, pop and hip hop videos if they contain morbid imagery. Nevertheless, I think such imagery is sometimes meant to dramatize the internal/external struggle against evil. When Rhianna gives the 'ella, ella' reverb it makes me think of the Judean name for Jehova (being ela or elohim). Could she be praying to God regarding the torment that she's experiencing? Also when Jay-z says 'no clouds in my stones' I immediately thought of the words of christ: 'none will be married or given in marraige for they shall be as the angels who do not marry.' The… Read more »
Bekah
5 years 5 months ago

Strange how none of the videos of proof seem to not be working or youtube took them off. hm?

5 years 5 months ago

I was never really a fan of Rihanna's and after her ritualistic 'jump in' (her fake beating), I was really turned off from her. She just got way too dark for me. But that was all before I 'woke up' and saw what's really real. I actually break down her life's changes here http://wp.me/p15xJX-4R. I really feel bad for her because she was swooped up and turned out by Gay-Z and Bitchonce. SMH

i.go.by.rian.yugi
5 years 6 months ago

hey VC what happened to your Disturbia analysis? i never got the chance to read it, although i can look the content and just know now, i would still like to read an expert's analysis….could possibly post it back up?

p.s i used to love this song and disturbia when i was young, dumb and unaware :[

A Sensible Person
5 years 6 months ago

You all are ridiculous. You you realize that these little pop stars don't read books anymore? Do you really tthink they sit down and say "Oh, HEY! Today I'm gonna write a song about being in love with Satan!" Yeah, that's SO likely. Do you think perhaps someone would just write a song about sharing their life with another person?

Put down the acid and get a life. Or stop watching MTV if it bothers you so much.

Sensible idiot
5 years 6 months ago

Yep, there is always a sensible idiot in the pack…sleep on dude

A Sensible Person
5 years 5 months ago

Wow… People like you must be really unhappy.

So, tell me… Who ISN'T singing about having sex with Satan, huh? Cuz I'm pretty sure whatever you listen to, you could make that very same analysis. Oh, wait! Because the group you listen to says "We are a Christian band! We LOOOVE Jesus!", the words can't be twisted to be something evil. I forgot!

vanessa b xx
5 years 6 months ago
rihannahas even admitted to worshiping the devil so all those who are sticking up rihanna here are showin the illuminati that they have suceeded in this mass brainwash oh and FYI it is thier duty to blind peoples eyes and become ignorant of what is placed in front of you. even being cunning to put evil messgs in the songs wen played backwards (no its not wat i want to hear its wat i AM hearing) how blind can people be? i used to like rihanna but i knew somethin wasnt right with her lately jay z gaga beyonce kanye… Read more »
5 years 6 months ago

i hate this

D-Ricka
5 years 6 months ago

I was tracking you until you said the thing about the "ella's" being a magical spell. Then it got a little ridiculous.

Chloe
5 years 6 months ago

Alot of the lyrics you analyzed is part of a Broadway song.

This songs is an adaptation ; also sang on Glee. But, there is still no doubt that there is a connection between the Devil & Rhianna in this particular video.

Will
5 years 6 months ago
Your forensic investigations are awesome! Whether or not the subliminal messages are rubbing off on the public might be a matter of debate. But that in inconsequential. It 'demon'strates that there are individuals who are willing to give, and show, their worship and allegiance to the Devil, or Satan, for exchange of wealth, success, and fame. However this is nothing new. Anyone can ask and receive these things for the exchange of their souls! However in the end they will have to suffer Gods eternal wrath in a place called hell where you will be torment day and night for… Read more »
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