Originally Posted by Neil M
Mind control in the music industry? Nah, I think you give these people far too much credit, some videos and lyrics are designed to shock to appeal more to kids / teenagers. It also gets people talking about them, which is all good PR.
When it comes down to it you can read anything into anything if you're that way inclined.
symphonius is right.
You see these symbols for example in "Turn Me On", by David Guetta and Nicki Minaj. An eye symbol mysteriously appears in a circular magnifying glass. And then the exact same metal sheath David Guetta wears on his finger is also worn on Nadia Ali's finger at the end of the "Rapture" Remix.
Just a coincidence?
Besides kids / teenagers are far more impressionable than maturer adults so that doesn't make it any the more acceptable surely?