Rihanna’s “Russian Roulette” or What’s Wrong with the Entertainment Industry


The promotional material that came along with Rihanna’s new album, “Rated R”, has raised many eyebrows due to its racy nature. Behind the daring imagery of her videos, songs, and pictures, however, exists a dark underlying theme: mind control and Illuminati symbolism. We’ll look at Rihanna’s new material and its symbolic meaning.


One of the first articles I wrote for this website was an analysis of Rihanna’s 2007 hit Umbrella. The symbolism in that video was very subtle and cleverly hidden. Since Umbrella, however, there has been a great increase of dark occultism and references to mind control in pop videos. I’m constantly surprised by the increasing obviousness of the imagery and the boldness of the messages. The incorporation of occult/mind control-themed elements in pop music (aimed at the young) is being accomplished in a seamless and gradual matter, apparently to desensitize the viewers. Those elements invoke dark truths about the entertainment industry and some of its sinister “behind the scenes” practices. Dark rituals, initiations, pacts and mind control methods are all part of it.

First-Hand Witnesses

You do not need to take my word for it, though. Some artists who are signed with major labels have spoken out about the sinister ways of the music business. Their words are not picked up by the mainstream media (duh) but the truth is out there if you look for it. Upon the release of “Russian Roulette”, singer and songwriter Tiffany Evans vented out on the industry. Here’s a short article written about this in The Examiner:

Tiffany Evans

“Just days after its release, Rihanna’s new single “Russian Roulette” has caused numerous online discussions involving the song’s dark lyrics and obvious play on suicide.

Written by Ne-Yo, the track has many wondering the direction of Rihanna’s upcoming album Rated R, including singer/songwriter Tiffany Evans, who feels “Russian Roulette” could possibly lead many Rihanna fans to commit suicide.

Evans (best known for her single “Promise Ring” ft. Ciara and her stint on Star Search)  took to her Twitter page on Wednesday morning to discuss the topic. She tweeted:

“Russian Roulette= Suicidal Rate gon sky rocket!

You gotta watch what u say. Because there are a lot of weak people in the world. They are susceptible to anything so anything you say or do some people actually do listen. So make sure its nothing bad. Its okay to be deep, but not murder deep.
Man! I really wish I could tell you guys what the industry really is and what stars are apart of destroying this world. The stars who worship satan,and those who have killed to get the respect they have now. You’d be verrrry surprised. Some of your favorite people pretend to worship God but they only do that to save face. Or seem innocent.

Satan was head of music in heaven. He uses influential people…to help influence the world. Think about that. Once u make a certain amount of money. Just know that that’s when they ask u to join. To get in you have accept the beast, worship. Once you join they assist u with ur career.make u huge.only if u agree and obey to destroy Gods word.and his children.
Ppl listen and pay attention. Its a war going on right now between Good and Evil. Evil will rule this world for a min. The people that have this power are the people that RULE the whole world. I’m done I won’t say anymore before I get in trouble.”

Evan’s tweets are centered around the “rumored corruption and brainwashing that goes on behind the scenes of the entertainment industry, often referred to as a group called the Illuminati”.

R&B singer Omarion, who has been in the music business since 2001, has provided the urban magazine Boombox a surprisingly honest description of the industry. He entered the business as a pre-teen with the group B2K and went through some strange controversies. He is well placed to give a first-hand account of the business. Here’s what he had to say regarding Rihanna’s Russian Roulette to the magazine Boombox:


“I don’t personally know Rihanna’s beliefs but I think there’s a very dark and very sinister part of the entertainment business and I think it’s very visible,” he said. “This is something that a lot of people don’t look at [but for example] Michael Jackson used to be a Jehovah’s Witness and I remember hearing that he wanted to separate from the religion — and this was during the time that he was doing ‘Thriller’ [which ended up being] his biggest album.”

“Fast forward to now,” Omarion continued, “[and] it really made me think that there is a [time as an artist] where there’s going to be a choice. The [entertainment] world [dictates] that you have to be with three or four women, or do this in order to get that [and] I think it’s really interesting. With God and the industry, it’s really dark. The dark side is having to get in, there’s a certain submission you need to have. Just like a gang [initiation], so to speak. You might have to do something against your moral code. I’m not saying that it’s always this way, but when you’re someone that is young and you’re coming up in the industry and you really don’t have a grip on your morals it can be very dark. The game is just about over saturation.

“I don’t know if Rihanna [has fallen victim to those pressures]. I’ve never really heard her speak about it,” he said. “I hope that she doesn’t believe in that stuff and I don’t think that she does, but I don’t know. It’s not just been a Rihanna thing, [there’s has been religious speculation] about a lot of artists.”

Notice how he mentions the concepts of “submission” and “gang initiation”. Those are things that many young stars have to go through in order to be “accepted”. Those concepts are reflected in the symbolism of these stars’ videos and photo shoots.  The artists are forced to work with those symbols as part of their “pact”. One of the symbols revealing the acceptance into the “Order” is the hidden eye.

One Eye Symbolism

In my first article on Lady Gaga (here) I mentioned the fact that she constantly hides one of her eyes as a symbol of her “initiation”.  Some smart-ass comments claimed that Gaga hid one eye due to her “horse face” and she was trying to hide it. Well, Rihanna does not have a horse face, so why is she doing it? Furthermore, why do the artists who flash that sign — Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Beyonce — explore similar themes in their videos. Coincidence?






I explained in the Lady Gaga article the occult meaning of hiding one’s eye, which can be traced back to the “eye of Horus” of Egyptian mythology. This symbolism seems to have evolved into a kind of “signal”, flashed by the artists who have been initiated into the select circle of Illuminati pop stars.

Russian Roulette

Rihanna’s first single has caused some controversy due to its suicidal theme. Even more disturbing is the way this lethal game is depicted in the video.

The premise of the video is Rihanna being locked in a padded room while a man dressed in an army-type uniform – her handler — is manipulating her thoughts through high-tech devices. The video is, in fact, depicting mind control and Monarch programming in a stylized and aesthetic way. The handler is using his gadgets to make Rihanna hallucinate traumatizing events in order to break her spirit and re-build her. Many key elements of this sadistic practice (which is acknowledged in CIA documents) are portrayed in the video.

Rihanna facing her handler

The main goal of Monarch programming, a type of mind-control procedure, is to cause the subject to live an intense trauma, which will cause the victim to dissociate from reality. A fragmentation of the personality will ultimately ensue. (Monarch programming has been discussed more fully in previous articles, notably Beyonce’s Sweet Dreams – Occult Mind Control.)

“Due to the severe trauma induced through electroshock therapy, sexual abuse and other methods, the mind splits off into alternate personalities from the core. Formerly referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder, it is presently recognized as Dissociative Identity Disorder and is the basis for MONARCH programming. Further conditioning of the victim’s mind is enhanced through hypnotism, double-bind coercion, pleasure-pain reversals, food, water, sleep and sensory deprivation, along with various drugs which alter certain cerebral functions.”

In the video, Rihanna is forced by her handlers to experience traumatizing scenarios. One of those situations is to play Russian Roulette with a man. The lyrics start off with the handler guiding Rihanna through the game:

“Take a breath, take it deep
Calm yourself, he says to me
If you play, you play for keeps
Take a gun, and count to three
I’m sweating now, moving slow
No time to think, my turn to go”

There is a constant back and forth in the video between scenes of Rihanna looking tormented in her cell and the scenes of her hallucinations. This is to convey the fact that none of these scenarios are real, they are forced into her consciousness. The video illustrates the fact that Russian Roulette is not actually about suicide, it is about being forced to commit suicide by a handler. It is about mind control.

At one point, the cell gets filled with red smoke while a faceless Rihanna acts in a robotic way. This is a video-friendly reference to the use of hallucinogenic drugs, such as LSD, in Monarch programming to alter the slave’s consciousness.  Flashes of scary images convey this sense of drug-induced terror lived by mind-controlled slaves.



The handler then presses a button on his control panel to apparently prompt other deadly scenarios in Rihanna’s head, in which she must accept her fate (death) with complete submission.


In the above frame, Rihanna is submerged under water, a scene recalling the floating or weightlessness sensation felt by mind-controlled slaves during their “treatments”. Bullets fly all around her, but there’s nothing she can do about it: she is physically and mentally controlled and she must keep being a passive witness to her own death.  As she says in her lyrics, she must “pass this test” and pull the trigger.

And you can see my heart beating
You can see it through my chest
And I’m terrified but I’m not leaving
Know that I must must pass this test
So just pull the trigger

At the end of the video, Rihanna’s companion shoots himself. This traumatic event, as well as the others, will result in the fragmentation of her personality, the creation of new alters, that will be programmed by her handlers. This fragmentation is visually represented in some scenes like this one:

Rihanna’s Pictures


Most of the imagery surrounding Rihanna’s Rated R album contains some sort of Illuminati symbolism. She is truly their current poster-girl.  The welcoming page of her official website (rihannanow.com) says it all. Here’s a screenshot:


A bunch of mannequins surrounded by barbed wire … I don’t think there’s a clearer way to portray mind-controlled slaves. The themes of dehumanization, control, pain, torture, and restriction are all represented. The cover of the single of Russian Roulette depicts Rihanna as one of those mannequins. Her eye patch reveals who is controlling her.


Literal veil in front of her eyes
Surrounded by naked dolls: multiple personalities and dehumanization

Finally, if you know a little about mind control, I suggest you take a look at this promotional video. I’m sure you’ll be blown away by the symbolism in there. Mannequins and mannequin body parts, checkerboard floors, cages, sex-kitten references and even Rihanna yelling stuff. 

In Conclusion

If you’ve read other articles on this site, especially those on Beyonce and Lady Gaga, you’re probably starting to realize that there is a powerful thread uniting these pop artists. All of them (and others I haven’t yet covered) portray mind control in their videos, flash in one way or the other the “One Eye” symbol,  are shown as (or with) lifeless mannequins and I’m not even discussing the satanism part. This simply cannot be a coincidence. These articles are not about demonizing or even condemning the artists. They’re about acquiring the tools needed to understand the messages that bombard our conscious and subconscious minds on a daily basis. In order to understand these messages, one must understand where they’re coming from. I’m pretty sure some people will claim that Tiffany Evans and Omarion’s testimonies were the results of their jealousy of Rihanna’s success. They’re however not the only ones who have discussed those taboo matters. Many rock stars (i.e. Bob Dylan) have tackled those issues and have coded in their words the real nature of the industry. Read between the lines and you might understand one of the reasons behind the mental breakdowns, the drug abuse, the erratic behaviors and the mysterious deaths of the world’s biggest stars.


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705 Comments on "Rihanna’s “Russian Roulette” or What’s Wrong with the Entertainment Industry"

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In my quest for knowledge, I have been investigating music videos from Lady gaga to BEP to Eminen etc.. While in the midst of my search, I noticed something in the roulette video that was also in the "bad romance" video. I know there is a lot of things, but something that is not so evident… in the beginning of each of these videos there appears to be this "playing device" both labeled Parrot (stark?) I can't quite make out the second word. The "T" in the second word also looks like a red, upside cross. As soon as this device has been turned on, these stars are "activated." Lady Gaga is controlling her own device, but Rhinna has been turned on by a man in uniform. It seems to me to be some sort of controlling device over the victim that triggers their alter personas. By no means am… Read more »

Well, I just learned that they (Parrot Starck) are a stereo company… Nonetheless, the turning on of the music turns the progammed "on." Or so it seems..

she has a great way o her ..lol

Well i've been following your articles for a long time. And i finally think i can ask this question due to that you must've collected many things related to Monarch Programming. Is there any real evidence about this? where should i look? Any scientific or reported proof you might suggest me? 🙂

Thanks for all this work…

but unfortunately, it's quite obvious-WE ARE IN THE END TIMES!!

somehow, i wish music wasn't so bs!

Most of what doctor York has published is racist bullshit. This "real talk" that Prodigy talks about contains the respect of a man who has called white people inferior to blacks created as a slave race for blacks, their genetics kept alive by sleeping with dogs accuses people with down's syndrome and abesity as belonging to various disgusting alien races who resemble humans so much they can live amongst us at time. The man's a fruit loop.

The words of Prodigy should have been researched more rather than just being stuck there as a basic hip hop counterbalance view and because his views broadly reflect those of the author.

This can give the argument that Jay-Z wears all this stuff lo laugh at this weirdo as some kind of rebellion against all the bull he's been taught growing up

Listen, we know that it is a money and fame game. See you have to out do the other artist. It is sad but true that if you put this kind of thing in front of any young person or adult they will most likely do the same thing. Lets be real with this. We have lost a large portion of our young people. Sad to say, this will continue to happen as time go on. We must make a change now in our lives to help change the lives of your youth. We know this is a problem, we know we must make hange. TRY JESUS!

I'm so hooked on this article..but I'm not saying that i trully believe on everything that I'm reading. But one thing is for sure…IT MAKES sense.

Her sleeves remind me of wings of a butterfly. Maybe they also symbolize monarch programming.

Can you do one on that new Nick show, House Of Anubis.

How do I find previous month archives on here?


Keith Richards is hiding one eye on the cover of his new book. Yeah figured Keith was a shill for these guys

I saw this video and after researching about the shadow government I made assumptions as to what this resembled, and I was pretty darn close. One other thing is the "R" looks almost like an hour with its head tilted to the side (look it up if u dont know the symbolism behind it).


@Mesmerizing.. what you said was really an eye opener i never really thought of all the connections.. (last year) lol well if your still here then thanks alot that post was just.. wow!

I can clearly see all this symbolism in the music industry and am sure it has some deep esoteric meaning.

I believe in good and evil intentions, however, I don't believe in God or Satan or any other mystical beings. Does anyone have an alternative explanation as to what this all means? Are the celebrities being tricked into believing in Satan or do the people that run this scam also believe? What I had in mind is some kind of weird sex/power cult like in "Eyes Wide Shut".

beyonce video phone……….

I knew that this song had something dark and sinister about it, judging by the music video and lyrics. Thank you for a brief explanation.

I personally think that she is now alone since the Devil has left her alone, which is probably what everyone expected anyway. She looks like she wants money and the only way she can get money is by assination.

That's my opinion, but I don't know for sure.

She used to be my favourite singers. I still like her songs and listen to them on my iPod, but I do not look up to her anymore.

At least her recent song releases, Only Girl In The World and What's My Name? isn't dark and posessed but fun and catchy.

I just hope she doesn't go all sinister and dark again, it's freaky.


So I watched the video through RihannaVevo on Youtube and the video is very disturbing, but what's just as disturbing is that everyone ignored how disturbing it was and were saying all positive things. In fact, the #1 comment on there was "I love her shoes" SMH. I also see that the black box electronic device that is in the video is also the same or almost the same as what's in the beginning of Lady Gaga's video: Bad Romance. Also, in the promo footage that you posted, it looks like after they were viewing the old video of the "good Rihanna", her attention was brought to the camera, as if she just realized they were filming. I found that interesting. But there are definitely ties between the handful of artists. Rihanna is now a black version of Lady Gaga. SMHA.

she is a dham mess dhat iz why chris beat dha sgit out of her i hate tew shaii iht bt she dug a hole and noe she takkn a painful shitt in iht,.

I've noticed the thread between different musical artists for a while now. Funny thing is though is that I know that Taylor Swift was part of this whole agenda thing when there were the VMA's and everything but outside of that, she still seems fairly the same as she was before. Waiting to see what unfolds I guess. If nothing happens within the next couple of years then I'll know that she's ok to listen to.

i think the roulette shes talking about is what went down with her and chris brown. one fo the m was bound to get it and it ended up being him. he lost his career and everybody hates him but she moved on. in the video she sitting across from a lover both knowing what could happen. she faces the men in uniform "handlers" defiantly but she still doesnt have a choice. she bleeds, though she has no wound, i think that means even though he go t the axe it hurts her cause she did play a part. she "passed her test".

Wow that's what I was though about this song, but you've completly finish other dark side…..thnx vigilant

Rihanna is one of the most popular, beauty, talented, singer that I never see in my entire life, most people call her the next Beyonce, and don't share this opinion, I think that Rihanna is totally different, however the beauty and sensuality is almost the same.

PLEASE check out Tokio Hotel!! Check out Bill kaulitz! He was such a happy kid following his dreams, always happy and funny, had that sparkle in his eyes, he was always enthusiastic and laughed a lot and now it's like he's not even in his own body!!!! He's not himself! 🙁 He changed so much for like a year or so!! Did some weird weird weirddd fashion shoots…he's so different now… his face changed and the whole.. aura? around him. I don't know what to call it. it was after he came back from the USA and had a dinner with the stupid jay Z. 🙁 He became so serious , and it's like he has no emotions at all!!! There's NOTHING in his eyes at some pics, he seems lifeless like a mannequin like a robot! And sings about humanoids, as their last album is called, robots, aliens.. just… Read more »
You know what this all so disturbing because none of it is coincidence it's put their on purpose. Now, I'm a Christian and I do listen to rap, pop, hop-hop, and a bit of rock, but after I figured about this occult subliminal messaging and symbolism in some of my favorite artist's song and video most of that music I stopped listening to. Jay-Z used to be one of ny favorite artist, but after figuring out abouth that he is like a Freemason or Illuminati I stopped listening to him because why would I want to listen to a "Devil worshipper"? Now Rihanna I never really listened to all that much, but after figuring out that "Umbrella", "Disturbia", and "Russian Roukette" had evil, subliminal messages to it than I just don't listen to her period unless I'm trying to interpret the song. What really disturbed me is that "Umbrella" has… Read more »

Why exactly do they show these symbols? The only way they can truly influence people is if they know what the symbols mean or represent. By teaching the meanings of these symbols, are you not helping the evil cult you refer to? Also, if an evil cult designed and gave meaning to these symbols, why do you know and understand the meaning of them so well? Are you perhaps a part of the Illuminati?

How about we see the song from other perspective? That it tries to show people the scary situation if you kill yourself? Then it'd be a prevention to suicide instead.

I love this website. I learn a lot about those stuffs.

Thanks Vigilant Citizen for posting these things up.

Has anyone watched Rihanna's latest video, "ROCKSTAR 101" ?? That video is full of occult symbolism as well. I recommend everyone to check it out if they haven't already seen it.

Wow now I won't listen to this song the same way again.I think Monarch Programming is just HORRIBLE! The people that were involved in it are Sick! I wonder does MK Ultra/Mind Kontrol programming still go on today? please someone tell me.

Rick Jr, If eminem were to apart from the occult the rest of his songs on that album wouldnt be talking about being possesed. Plus, illuminati wouldnt let him rise up so much with the album or let him sig with rihanna. The song "love the way you lie" is about an abusive relationship, and could most likely be encoraging the mind to this. He kills her in the end anyway, with not much fight from rihanna as shes gone crazy.

But one thing is for sure; Eminem gave us a warning in his song, "these demons are doing jumping jacks now"(they are only attacking us more constant now)

Heads up fans, hes still IN.

Oh, and MAYBE theres something wrong with Pyramid, by Iyaz and Charice too. Cause, yeah, of all the things, why pyramid ? Maybe im just paranoid. =P

So rihanna`s new song is out. Love The Way You Lie. And i watched the video. In the last part, the house was on fire. And all the actors in the video, including Eminem, got burned. Except Rihanna herself. So yeah. i visit this website alot. And MAYBE theres something wrong with the song.

@vigilant thanks so much..i got to kno abt this illuminatti thing as at last year(2009 ) and am grateful for how far i've come. cus now i knw wen a song is portraying a bad message to tha public.. For those who dont still believe, trust me this things are real..these ppl are representing satan in the physical world…i know of artist like rihanna,lady gaga,beyonce,jay,kanye,rick ross….yeah rick ross; if u doubt,check out the song of jay-z,rick ross and john legend: they both made it clear that they were masons.. for EMINEM my fav musician…i knw in "good bye to hollywood" he said; "i sold my soul to the devil,and i wont get it back" and now in "not afraid" he said; "i knw i went there to get to this place….for those of u who might be in that place and wants to get out follow me….am not afraid" ….so… Read more »

tiffany evans love u for exposing this and vigilant thanks for putting this out and opening peoples eyes

Okay, for all of you that don’t understand this Illuminati business… Symbols of the Illuminati (aka The Brotherhood & many other names) are that of the occult (the all seeing eye, the owl, the number 13, horned hand or Mano Cornuto). http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/False%20Religions/… It’s all Devil worship. Which is the chosen worship of the 13 families of the Illuminati. They are the royals, the politicians, the people with money that run and own our world. They poison our food, our water and brainwash us into thinking we’re slaves. They use the media, music and TV to do so. Lady Gaga, Eminem, Jay-Z, Rhianna (just to name a few) are forced to be part of it. In return they get wealth and fame… to be famous you must sell your soul to the devil. Think I’m crazy? I’m not even religious… but I have seen the proof. So wake up people! It’s… Read more »

too baad diz pips is headin 4 hell coz of money n fame wich wu soon end.

too baad diz pips iz headin 4 hell coz of money…

It is crazy to read this article. I watched the Russian Roulette video and the symbolism was slapping me in the face and knocked me against a wall. That coupled with the music gave me the creeps. So I did a search to see if anyone else noticed it and lo and behold, here is this article. I guess the conflicting part is that I like all three of these artists: Rhianna, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga; however, I still understand what is going on with them. I think as long as I KNOW it's there I am able to purely enjoy the songs for their entertainment/body moving value and not succumb to the "conditioning". What do you think?

Ah, from all artist that you researched (Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Rihanna) the one that have many clues about worshipping satan is Rihanna. Not that im saying Lady Gaga and Beyonce's not worshipping satan. Anyway, try to research more about Rihanna's songs. Like 'Sell Me Candy' or 'Good Girl Gone Bad'. I haven't watch the video but the lyrics itself is already supicious.

…"Supcious" yeah

Definitly true !!! They are all apart of the illuminati . There are some facts I'd like to point out . The picture of rihanna surrounded by dolls:: Everyone please look at Beyonce's "Diva" video. she walks by a car that in the trunk its full with mannequins. If you notice closely one has shoes on . This was symbolicly suppose to be rihanna in the trunk symbolizing she's with the mannequins. Oh wait! That sounds familiar, due to britney spears and christina aguilera (who we know is part of the illuminati) has a song with the word "mannequin" in it . Also this article points out sex kittens , see "not myself tonight " video by christina . They want to make it visible that they are slaves. Beyonces "diva" video : she's standing with the Golden Mannequins , appearing to symbolize her being a higher classified mason. VC,… Read more »
Great observations, Stefani! Especially about Beyonce's "Diva" video. The part about the mannequins stood out to me, too. How did you come to the conclusion that one is supposed to be Rihanna? The part about Beyonce walking toward the car whereas Rihanna is just standing there waiting to hit her is very disturbing. When you talk about Beyonce being "higher" in the ranks, this makes sense especially when you consider that she OPENLY speaks about having an alter ego. As for Beyonce's alter ego, you spoke of the meaning of the cars. Notice how neither of them are driving the cars? In Beyonce's video with Jay-Z she is in the back seat burning up. There is however ONE video where she is both in the back seat and the front, but whenever they show her in the back seat, she has sunglasses on to cover her eyes. The only other… Read more »

Oh my God

I don't understand those persons …. "Destroy God" but ARE THEY NORMAL?

Since i read this i'm terrified when im seeing Rihanna's video spot …


Sorry but Rihanna is not experiencing nothing crucial emotional in her life. Rihanna is a child of Satan which users DV each and every time chance to sell records the evil way.

I don't believe in this. Rihanna was just experiencing a very crucial emotional phase in her life that's why the album is quite about violence and revenge.

oh s**t i ddnt knows this rihanna is insane seriously lets hope god saves us kids from russian roulette

Jesus Christ needs more ""VIGILANT CITIZENS""!!!!!!!!!!…If you've read this, please do God a favor…….pray for the susceptible teenagers of today!!!

i wanna believe make me believe


Not only did Chris not talk. But I read on someone site that the media did not post a picture of him like they do any other person arested. Why was Chris mug shot not shown. Maybe his face was badly brused also. When I read this it really had me wondering. If you are charge with a felon you get finger printed and a mug shot. . Rihanna have a hidden agenda she not to be trusted.

So why would Rihanna sit down, plan all these stuff you are saying she is making people do and come out with a track? she is a singer and she wants money. she sings out of emotions. maybe she felt like ending her life and she came out with that. i stand to be corrected.

This thing is totally true. i think its kinda devilish…..i wonder how many more we still have roaming our ears……