The Hidden Meaning of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone”


Lady Gaga’s 9-minute video featuring Beyoncé is steeped in weirdness and shock value. Behind the strange aesthetic, however, lies a deeper meaning, another level of interpretation. The video refers to mind control and, more specifically, Monarch Programming, a covert technique profusely used in the entertainment industry.

Just when I thought I’d written everything I had to write about Lady Gaga, Telephone comes out. An inevitable deluge of e-mails instantly followed, demanding an article about it. So I watched the video and, gosh darn it, the people who wrote those e-mails were right. There are, yet again, a whole bunch of Illuminati/mind control symbols in Lady Gaga’s latest video. I can’t say I was surprised, however, knowing that Jonas Akerlund co-wrote and directed the video. In the article Lady Gaga, the Illuminati puppet (which I suggest you read before this one), I dissected the Akerlund-directed video Paparazzi and its references to mind-control programming. Telephone acts as a sequel to Paparazzi, where Gaga still plays the role of a mind-controlled drone who kills people. This concept is never openly discussed by the artists when they are asked to explain their videos because it is not meant to be understood by the masses. The hidden meaning of the video actually depicts the elite’s contempt for the general population, hence the scene of ritual murder of average Americans in a diner by mind-controlled slaves. Don’t know what the hell I’m talking about? Keep reading.

The Hidden Meaning of the Song

When I first heard Telephone on the radio, I thought the song was about Lady Gaga receiving phone calls from an annoying dude while she’s out in a club. I could already picture a video of Gaga on a dance floor not answering her cell phone. I’ve imagined this video because I was interpreting the song at its face value and going by its literal meaning like most people do. Akerlund’s video has however infused a second, deeper meaning to the song, giving it an entirely new dimension. In an interview with E! Online, Gaga herself explained this fact:

“There was this really amazing quality in ‘Paparazzi,’ where it kind of had this pure pop music quality but at the same time it was a commentary on fame culture. In its own way, even at certain points working with Jonas Åkerlund, the director of both videos really achieved this high art quality in the way that it was shot. I wanted to do the same thing with this video—take a decidedly pop song, which on the surface has a quite shallow meaning, and turn it into something deeper.”
– Source

What is never stated, however, is that this “deeper meaning” found in Gaga’s video relates to mind control, a covert practice used by the military, the CIA, religious cults and the Illuminati elite. It is used to program human beings to become mental slaves and to execute specific tasks. In Paparazzi, Gaga plays the role of a mind-controlled slave who was “programmed” to poison and kill her boyfriend. Telephone is a continuation of this story, where Gaga goes to jail for her crime.

In the video, the “telephone” is a metaphor for Gaga’s brain and the fact that she is not answering that phone (her brain) means that she has “dissociated” from reality. Dissociation is the ultimate goal of Monarch mind control. It is induced by traumatizing events, such as electroshock therapy or torture, to force the victim to dissociate from reality. This enables the handlers to create in the victim an alter personality that can be programmed to perform various tasks, such as carrying out an assassination.

“Trauma-based mind control programming can be defined as systematic torture that blocks the victim’s capacity for conscious processing (through pain, terror, drugs, illusion, sensory deprivation, sensory over-stimulation, oxygen deprivation, cold, heat, spinning, brain stimulation, and often, near-death), and then employs suggestion and/or classical and operant conditioning (consistent with well-established behavioral modification principles) to implant thoughts, directives, and perceptions in the unconscious mind, often in newly-formed trauma-induced dissociated identities, that force the victim to do, feel, think, or perceive things for the purposes of the programmer. The objective is for the victim to follow directives with no conscious awareness, including execution of acts in clear violation of the victim’s moral principles, spiritual convictions, and volition.

Installation of mind control programming relies on the victim’s capacity to dissociate, which permits the creation of new walled-off personalities to “hold” and “hide” programming. Already dissociative children are prime “candidates” for programming”.
– Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D., The Relationship Between Mind Control Programming and Ritual Abuse

Gaga’s brain as a non-answering telephone is represented in two separate occasions during the video:

Gaga’s head is the telephone. She is not answering that phone, which is symbolic of her dissociative mind state.
The telephone receiver is made out of hair and covers her left eye, representing Illuminati mind control

So in the context of the video, the telephone is Gaga’s mind and the dance club is representative of her dissociative state, the “magical place” mind-controlled slaves are trained to escape to during traumatic events.

“Hello, hello, baby
You called, I can’t hear a thing.
I have got no service
in the club, you say, say
Wha-Wha-What did you say, huh?
You’re breaking up on me
Sorry, I cannot hear you,
I’m kinda busy.

K-kinda busy
K-kinda busy

Sorry, I cannot hear you, I’m kinda busy.”

By “kinda busy”, Gaga means she has dissociated from reality. Real life is calling her brain but she “has no service”, she’s not there. The chorus pretty much epitomizes this concept.

“Stop callin’, stop callin’,
I don’t wanna think anymore!
I left my head and my heart on the dance floor.
Stop callin’, stop callin,
I don’t wanna talk anymore!
I left my head and my heart on the dance floor.”

Gaga is not thinking or talking for herself anymore, her head and her heart have been dissociated from her core personality due to Monarch programming.

Video Analysis

The video is a Quentin Tarentino-esque short film which is heavily inspired by Thelma and Louise and peppered with tons of product placements and transvestites. That surely wasn’t the video I was picturing when I first heard that song. From the comments I’ve read, the video left many fans confused about its meaning. This is quite understandable, knowing that most viewers have no idea what the song is really about. When the hidden “mind control” meaning is brought to light, the symbolism of the video becomes evident and the storyline becomes more coherent. I will now attempt to go through the many symbolic scenes of the video and explain their occult meaning.

The video starts with Gaga entering the “Prison for Bitches”. So, yeah, I know, she addressed that hermaphrodite rumor and many think it was the most hilarious thing ever. I’ve never really cared about those gossipy rumors so I won’t elaborate on them.

In the prison yard, Gaga walks around chained up and wearing sunglasses made of lit cigarettes.

Do the cigarettes covering her eyes represent her blindness to her highly toxic life as a mind-controlled drone?

Gaga then sits down and “gets busy” with a weird-looking inmate, but is interrupted by a phone call. She seems to be enjoying a special status in the jail … maybe due to the fact that she is a slave only obeying orders … and that she is needed again.

Gaga is then bailed out by Beyoncé and leaves prison. Inside the car, Gaga and Beyoncé engage into a highly dissociative conversation. It basically sounds like dialogue between two mind-controlled slaves. The phrase “Trust is like a mirror. You can fix it if it’s broke but you can still see the crack in the motherfucker’s reflection” can refer to a cheating boyfriend and can also refer to the permanent damage caused by the fragmenting of one’s personality in mind control.

The dynamic duo then enters an all-American, good ol’-fashioned diner.  Beyoncé meets with probably the biggest douche in the universe (played by Tyrese Gibson) and proceeds to poison him. At this point, Gaga comes out of the kitchen with poisoned honey and serves it to the customers.

Gaga stares blankly (the way a dissociated mind-controlled assassin would stare) while Tyrese eats the poison

The mass murder begins … people eat up Gaga’s poisoned honey and die. Does this represent the Illuminati elite poisoning the masses with toxic media?

Lady Gaga turns the a-ok hand in front of her eye (representing the Illuminati’s “All-Seeing Eye”) into a gun pointed towards the viewer … the masses eating all of the poison served to them.

The entire clientele of the all-American diner gets poisoned and dies. You might have noticed the emphasis on “bees” and “honey” during the entire video. Gaga calls Beyoncé “Honey Bee”. She also serves poisoned honey to the diner’s customers. What does this signify? Beyoncé and Gaga’s poisonous honey is actually their music and videos, which are served to the general public through mass media. You can figure out the rest.

While the customers are agonizing and dying, Beyoncé puts on the Mickey Mouse sunglasses, the same glasses worn by Gaga in Paparazzi while killing her boyfriend.

Beyoncé wearing Mickey Mouse sunglasses
Gaga with Mickey Mouse sunglasses in Paparazzi

In both videos, the singers wore the glasses during the killings, hinting at the fact that they are programmed to execute the poisonings. As stated in previous articles, Mickey Mouse ears or designs often occultly refer to mind control, probably because Disney films were known to be used on MK slaves during their programming.

Gaga and Beyoncé then start dancing in “patriotic” outfits surrounded by the lifeless bodies of dead Americans … pretty disturbing.  In her interview with E! Online about Telephone, Gaga stated she wanted to take

“the idea that America is full of young people that are inundated with information and technology and turn it into something that was more of a commentary on the kind of country that we are.”
– Source

Is that what she meant?

To sum up the situation in the diner, we have Lady Gaga and Beyoncé dancing around dead people and singing about the fact they are dissociative mind-controlled drones.

“Can call all you want,
but there’s no one home,
and you’re not gonna reach my telephone!”

Gaga and Beyoncé finally flee the crime scene. Gaga is then shown in front of the Pussy Wagon wearing a leopard-print suit, a reference to “sex kitten” programming.

Beta (aka Kitten) Programming

BETA. Referred to as “sexual” programming. This programming eliminates all learned moral convictions and stimulates the primitive sexual instinct, devoid of inhibitions. “Cat” alters may come out at this level.
-Ron Patton, Project Monarch

In the final scene, Gaga and Beyoncé prance around wearing dresses by Emilie Pirlot. Beyoncé’s black dress and the veils hint to the ritualistic nature of the murders.

Illuminati Signs

As stated in previous articles, the hiding of one eye and the “a-ok” sign (which seemingly means 666 in the music industry) are flashed by all Illuminati artists, apparently to show their allegiance. There is a truckload of them in this video.

One Eye Hidden

Gaga dressed in police tape, covering one eye. Knowing the trauma mind control victims must go through, her body is truly a crime scene.

A-Ok Handsign

Electroshock Therapy

Electroshock therapy is the main tool employed by mind control handlers to induce dissociation and fragmentation in the victims. This horrifying practice has been referred to several times in Gaga’s works. Here are two examples.

Manifesto of Little Monsters

In this interlude video of the Monster Ball Tour, Gaga clearly gets electroshocked:

David Lachapelle Photoshoot

Another instance where Gaga gets electroshock therapy.

In Conclusion

Telephone is yet another Lady Gaga product permeated with references to mind control and Illuminati symbolism. Gaga’s “commentary” on today’s youth is certainly not a positive one. The video basically says: America is ready to eat any poisonous crap the elite serves them, and that is accomplished through controlled puppets. I will now pre-address comments I’m bound to receive:

“How is Lady Gaga mind controlling me? I’m not feeling controlled to do anything”
I am not saying that Gaga is controlling your mind. I’m saying her video is ABOUT mind control. This disturbing theme keeps reoccurring in pop music.  What you should ask yourself is this: does mass media shape and mold our society’s values and beliefs? Billions of dollars invested yearly in marketing say yes.

“Your articles are a form of mind control.”
Someone voicing an opinion on a website is not a form of mind control. Quite to the contrary, it is a freedom guaranteed by the first amendment. To compare this article to the ritual abuse mind control victims have to go through is a total aberration. If you were forced to read out loud this article numerous times while being deprived of food and sleep, then maybe it could qualify as mind control.

“She is doing it on purpose to piss you off”
I heard this comment when Bad Romance came out and after her Grammy performance, where her hype man alluded to her “mind-controlling music”. As much as I would like to believe that I’ve got that much influence on today’s biggest star, I highly doubt that Gaga, her staff, her video directors and her record label with its millions of dollars would concentrate all of their creative efforts to piss off one blogger. The truth is: She was doing this before this site was even online and she keeps doing it now. Her works, like the works of many other pop stars, are part of a greater agenda. It used to focus on exposing the youth to materialism and sexual promiscuity, but it has now expanded to occult symbolism, mind control, and transhumanism.

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nice work VC, keep it up…cuz I know, the truth will set us free, and whatever happens..we can always cling to God. I'll need to share this with my friends. So again, good job.

Dear Vigilant Citizen, There seems to be layers of information which is being transmitted in the videos of and music of Lady Gaga (and others, too). I would like to present some theories based on my experience. First, I will discuss the overt symbolism and delve deeper. There is of course, all that which you describe, which is blatant and obvious: the imagery and their symbolic meaning. It seems that this imagery and tone (of darkness) has become overt in recent years, compared to when the Beatles became the first global pop and rock music icons. One theory is that the use of symbols is a communication of territorial boundaries, much like gang tags and signs that gang members use. For example, gang members use tags and signs to express that this is their territory and is under their control. The same could be said of this language and imagery.… Read more »

Awesome! … And I Must Say It makes even more sense when u realize that Gaga herself wrote this song for none other than miss BRITNEY SPEARS … she wrote it for Brit's Blackout album, Brit turned it down, whatever happened, and thats when Gaga decided it to record it herself with a lil help from Beyonce… anyways it makes lots of sense to me, to think that Britney has that telephone calling her … and it kinda drove her crazy or something … made me realize lots of stuff… dont u think????

though i used to like lady gaga (until i read this) but i already had a feeling that she isn't natural…like a robot !!

I check the site daily, can't stop reading. I'm a Christian who believes this is a big part of the pre-tribulation period. Thanks for your insight, it helps me gather my own 🙂

The meaning behind the lyrics is not that shes talkking to an overbearing annoying guy shes singing it to God shes saying that shes too busy to talk to him because shes busy with the devil and his works. this song is demonic.

Great stuff Vigilant!! this is an eye opener for many people..I also learned that the most successful singers/artists are satanic, as satan promises them the world and wealth!

Using the P***y Wagon from Kill Bill could also be seen as a significant homage to Monarch Programming as Uma Thurman was supposedly repeatedly raped in the movie while she was in a coma before she stole it.

Those who want the truth will see,the rest will accept the reality they have been given.

hi i dont know you

but i believe you

btw, there is another meaning to the Illuminati symbols. They are no where near being illuminated,,,, they drown us in darkness

for more information, check out the arrivals series on youtube.


Thanks for the sharing … she's also a b***h like britney enigma and madonna and all others. yuck..

Kudos Mr. VC, I am over fifty and not likely to spend the time in this area. Twenty five years of Mind Control study from Disney to MKUltra though has made me aware that it infiltrates and operates inside Holyrood and the music industry completely. What was the Church Committee back in the 70's was a bandaid and false front to the continuing use of these illuminati techniques through the private sectors. Much of the work for the world order done privately these days. I interviewed in depth a Beta sex slave who escaped her handlers and South America. That was 1980. Operated through Iran-Contra and Zapata. The insight was incredible though one can only take such information from a beta source with a grain of salt. The folks who have discovered the massive use of Alpha, Beta, Delta and Theta programming should investigate Cathy O'Briens book [Transformation] and the… Read more »

Serious question: Are you literally saying that the director , Lady G, the label and the stylists and choreographer are consciously aware of these messages? Or are they rather some sort of syncro-mystical event? Sometimes I wonder if this is a conscious, deliberate undertaking. Or is it something more complex, much like when some one sits down to write a song and something quite different winds up on the page. I find this blog fantastic. Please keep it up.

well i can very much say that i do not like her any more along with beyonce….and a few others…….

she scares me and i dont think i like her no more

I keep doing the a-ok sign, and I don't even know why…

Probably because I watch her videos too much…

Wow it's scary to see what this world is coming to, thanks for making it known

Also Consider lady gags makeup resembling the bahemot. The thick eyebrows especially.

The bible said we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities in high places. This has nothing to do with the physical person, but with the influence that is upon them. By this we all should know that all these artist are in volved in acult some way or the other. We can be ignorant to the fact but it is true…. Instaed of us debateing this we should be look to God for protection. Whether we be christians or non-christians. The great book tell us of these things. Turn off the TV and pick up the bible everything is in it. The book of daniel, Revelation and others talk about the things to come… People think this world is going to go on forever….Jesues is coming again to put a stp to all this madness, but before that we will have to suffer great tribulationss… Not his… Read more »
Part 2: We should be very careful and vigilant when even observing this material for the sake of research. Even though I watched this music video with preparation to be brainwashed I still walked away as a victim. By "victim" I mean that (1) I felt ashamed of my body; (2) I felt ashamed of other human beings; (3) All the while, I was being entertained by Gaga's melodious chorus. This seems identical to the effect of the fruit of the forbidden tree of knowledge upon Adam and Eve: After enjoying the fruit (1) they felt ashamed of themselves; (2) They felt ashamed of each other; (3) It was a sweet enjoyable piece of fruit which was the vessel for the transmission of this novel perspective, or knowledge. I am not a baptized Chrsitian, but I can still say with belief that God would never intend for his children to… Read more »

Why was the electro shock video removed?

Your interpretations seem to be spot-on. Has Lady GaGa ever contacted you? It would be interesting to know how correct you are! :0)

I love this site. I can’t stop reading about Lady Gaga. I think she’s amazing because she does her own thing and doesn’t care what people think, and she obviously knows what she’s doing in her videos. I like her music because its catchy and not just your typical ‘lets have sex and do drugs’ music. Good job on the work!

You missed something, I think.

Supposedly Beyonce had a face on her dress when she was in the hotel room by herself.

The Alejandro video should be nuts. I'm excited.

amen to that