Monday, March 12, 2012

Lil Wayne's 'Mirror'

Just a quick breakdown of the symbolism in Lil Wayne's 'Mirror' video.
The video starts off by showing a number of Lil Wayne's pentagram and skull and bones tattoos. Sure, he has a lot of tattoos, but why only focus on the specifically occult-related ones?

Then, it changes from scene to scene, Lil Wayne just standing in a room, symbolizing the All-Seeing Eye, several times. I'm not going to post every single picture because he literally does this over 15 times in a two minute time span. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself!

Now he shows the 666 hand sign.

Sure, you can try  to say that this is nothing more than the Blood's symbol and that Wayne is a Blood, but that's simply not true.

Moving on.. Throughout the video, it shows Bruno Mars on one side of the mirror and Wayne on the other, both painting a mural When mirrors are being used in symbolism, it usually refers to the alternate realities of a mind control victim, so Bruno is most likely playing the part of Wayne's alter ego.

Some more All-Seeing Eye symbolism. Clever!

Here Bruno Mars is sitting on the latter, while there is a demon-like face in the right hand corner.

Towards the end of the video, Lil Wayne commits suicide.

And, boom! The mural is suddenly done! It appears that when Wayne shoots himself, his brains end up all over the canvas, showing that this is how his mind looks. So this must be what his life is, behind the 'image.' Can you find all the symbolism? For starters, Lil Wayne is mocking Christ. If you look closely, you'll notice that the cross is made out of music notes, which adds to an idea that he is sacrificing himself for the music industry. There's also two All-Seeing Eyes, in both corners.

One of the last scenes, Lil Wayne with 'blood' on his body and hands, as if he sacrificed himself.

The video ends with Wayne admiring his painting. It's as if he's finally taken a minute to think about what his life truly is.

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