Jhene Aiko is the one of the newer artists to hit the R&B/hip hop scene and I hadn’t really noticed her making an impact until the 2014 BET Awards Show. She started out her career in the early 2000s with the R&B boy band B2K, and subsequently released a mixtape called Sailing Soul(s) that garnered attention from the rest of the music industry, followed by an EP called Sail Out, and she now has an album called Souled Out that will be released on Def Jam in August 2014. (*And she was actually the voice on one of my favorite songs ever from Drake called From Time). You’ve probably heard her song The Worst because she performed it on the BET Awards and also on SNL. Even if you haven’t, that’s fine, you’ll surely be seeing more of her…
Of course I’ve got to start by throwing my standard disclaimer out there: I don’t think these artists are actually in the Illuminati; but rather involved with the alleged “Illuminati.” The definition of “Illuminati” varies greatly depending upon the context of the post, but just know that it refers to a secret group of elites who are attempting to control the world and move the masses in a direction that benefits themselves. I go into gory detail on this concept in my book A Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory: The Illuminati, Ancient Aliens, and Pop Culture:
So what made me think she might be Illuminati? All of the symbolism. First, you’ll see that she has several images online of her doing the standard Illuminati poses. This includes the All Seeing Eye which I breakdown on the post for Decoding Illuminati Symbolism: The All Seeing Eye and 666 Hand Gesture:
We also see her wearing the horns of Moloch in her video Burning Man (3:16PM):
This is important for reasons outlined in Decoding Illuminati Symbolism: Moloch, Owls, and the Horns of Satan:
The oldest mention of a horned deity starts with Nimrod, El, and Moloch. These somewhat-interchangeable deities were thought to be depicted as either a single or double horned-god who was worshipped in the Bronze Ages of Mesopotamian culture. He was one of multiple gods in these ancient Pagan cultures that we see the Canaanites, Sumerians, Phoenicians, Assyrians, and Babylonians devoting much energy and bloodshed. They were worshipping this deity to the point of sacrificing their own children (although some argue there is no definitive evidence of this, while others claim a counter-conspiracy cover-up of the disturbing practice). These ancient cultures believed that sacrificing their infants would appease the deity and they would in return have financial blessings, more fertility, good fortunes, or any other type of prayer worthy gift (see JewishEncyclopedia.com). This form of idolatry is what influenced much of the teachings of the Bible (about having false idols and such).
You’ll also put together the fact that the song is called Burning Man but apparently has no connection to the festival held annually in Nevada where they burn an effigy Wicker Man. This is a Pagan ritual that used to sacrifice children by placing them inside of the ‘burning man’ and then setting it on fire. Again, all ties together. I explain this part much more in Occult & Illuminati holiday traditions:
The human sacrifices would be gathered up, and then lined up as the Druids would throw apples into the cauldrons and give the humans a chance to pull the apples out with their teeth (the cauldrons were boiling hot) for a chance for freedom. Some went for the chance and could be burned with permanent damage to their eyes, ears, throat, etc.; while others did not. Those who did not get the apple on the first try were beheaded immediately, while those who avoided the challenge would be sacrificed in a fiery death. They were taken to a “wicker man” with various wicker cages inside of it and placed inside of it (just like the film with Nicolas Cage). The wicker man would be lit on fire as a sacrifice to the gods, drawing us back yet again to the Nimrod and Semiramis connection. It should also be noted that the annual Burning Man celebration is a reenactment of this ceremony.
In the song for 3:16 AM (the yin to the other song’s yang; a play on the Hermetic axiom “As Above So Below”), her lyrics are probably talking about a love that’s fallen apart, BUT it could also be referencing the music industry and their ability for taking souls in trade for fame:
I am so frustrated
Like my soul’s been taken away
Broken promise of everything
That I thought you were
Thought you said this would never hurt
That’s what it did
That is all
I do not feel the fear of falling
Thought I could fly
It didn’t go well, but oh well
What do you know?
I’m right back where I was before
In the video she gets arrested after she kills her man, but not before traipsing around her house in barely anything (oh my…) and acting erratically, so take that for what it’s worth.
Plus, take a look at the titles of her albums; it went from Sailing Soul(s) to Sail Out, to Souled Out. They’re all saying the same thing. Selling one’s soul. This is recurring theme in the music industry when these artist make the Faustian deal with the devil. Bob Dylan, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Eminem, etc.
Another common theme is to be possessed by multiple spirits, a concept of alter egos. Many rappers and musicians do this (see Eminem, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Imagine Dragons, etc.), most notably Nicki Minaj, with alter ego Roman Zolanski; one of many. Here she is being interviewed by Rap-Up (go to 2:40 if you want to skip the rest):
Her rap alter ego J. Hennessy also appears on the EP. “I literally feel throughout the day I go through 12 different personalities in my head,” said Jhené, who is a Pisces. “She’s an aspiring rapper. She still sings, but she’s more aggressive. She likes to really talk a lot of shit and talk about things that a lot of R&B singers don’t talk about.”
That’s all I’ve got for now. Stay tuned for more.