3. Drug and alcohol glorification
4. Adultery/ Fornication and sexual perversion
5. The occult
6. Rebellion against lawful superiors
7. Blasphemy against God, Jesus Christ in particular, and the Church
The exposing of the bands/artists continues.
Beyonce and Jay Z
Beyonce Giselle Knowles (b. 1981) rose to fame in the 1990s as lead singer of the R&B all girl group Destiny's Child. While not playing as a Christian band, they self-identified as a "band of Christians." Like the late Elvis Presley, Beyonce is known by her first name alone. Beginning in 2003, she started an extremely successful solo career as a pop music artist. Her first solo album entitled Dangerously In Love, garnered an incredible five Grammy Awards. During this time she also established herself as an actress, landing big parts in several movies, the most notable being the faithful wife in Obsessed (2009). Beyonce has won twenty-two (22) Grammy Awards and is the most nominated woman in the award's history. In 2014, she became the highest-paid African-American musician in history and was placed among Time magazine's list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World."
In 2008, Beyonce married Shawn Corey Carter (b. 1969), known by his stage name Jay Z. Carter is one of the most successful rap artists of all time, having begun his career in the mid-1990s. Jay-Z is one of the world's best-selling musicians. He has received twenty-one (21) Grammy Awards, tied with Kanye West for the most by a rapper. Rolling Stone magazine lists him as one of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. He has his own clothing line (Rocawear) and an estimated net worth of 900 million dollars as of 2018. Beyonce now hyphenates her last name as "Knowles-Carter" and is worth approximately 260 million dollars. At 1.16 billion dollars, Beyonce and Jay Z are one of the richest and best known couples in the world.
Beyonce's Phony Christianity
Beyonce alleges to be Christian, and often points out her involvement with Destiny's Child as "proof" of her beliefs. Her lifestyle, lyrics, and other public actions/statements give the lie to that contention. Raised in a Methodist home, she has stated:
I am about faith and spirituality more so than religion. Doing right by others and not judging. The thing that keeps me grounded is knowing that I’m always protected and that God is in control of things. Even the name of our group, Destiny's Child, we got out of the Bible. . . For me it is about the way I carry myself and the way I treat other people. My relationship and how I feel about God and what he (sic) does for me is something deeply personal. It’s where I came from. I was brought up in a religious household and that’s very important to me. (See http://www.crossrhythms.co.uk/articles/news/BootyShaking_Believer/27493/p1/; Emphasis mine). Like Modernists, Knowles-Carter considers "Christianity" as "doing right by others" (whatever that nebulous statement is supposed to mean) and "not judging." (Sounds like the guy who said, "Who am I to judge?"). It's all about how one "feels about God."
Obviously, she cannot adhere to the Ten Commandments and objective moral values when you consider her lifestyle. A very attractive woman, Beyonce prances around half-naked engendering lust. Isn't that incompatible with Christianity? Of course not! Beyonce says, "I honestly believe He [God] wants people to celebrate their bodies so long as you don’t compromise your Christianity in the process." (Ibid). You mean dressing and acting like a whore is "celebrating your body" and doesn't "compromise your Christianity in the process"?
In the song Denial, the pervert discusses using pages from the Bible as a tampon:
Got on my knees and said, "Amen"
And said, "I mean"
I whipped my own back
And asked for dominion at your feet
I threw myself into a volcano
I drank the blood and drank the wine
I sat alone in begged and bent at the waist for God
I crossed myself in thought
I saw the devil
I grew thickened skin on my feet
I bathed in bleach
And plugged my menses with the pages from the holy book
But still inside me coiled deep was the need to know
Are you cheating?
Are you cheating on me? (Emphasis mine)
No one could discuss the Bible in such disgusting terms and claim to know Christ or follow Him. During the 2013 Super Bowl half-time, Beyonce was flashing occult and Satanic images. Her husband, Jay Z, is alleged to be a member of "Prince Hall Freemasonry" which is that part of Masonry for black men. Jay-Z refers to himself as "Jay-Hova," which is short for Jehovah, a name given to God alone in the Bible. In concerts, Jay-Z raps as his fans scream to him "Hova! Hova! Hova!" while they are holding up the Satanic "Eye of Horus" symbol above their heads.
Hell's Favorite Couple
It has been said that Jay Z is openly Satanic and Beyonce joins him. Some claim that their behavior is so "over the top" they just do it for publicity. Even if, ad arguendo, it was an on-going publicity stunt, is the promotion of Freemasonry and occult/Satanic symbolism and ideas something that should be linked to a person's music? It's evil even if untrue. However, I believe that it is true. The time has passed when Satan needs to hide. Like a good Freemason, Jay Z claims that he believes in "God" but rejects religion.
For the record, I of course believe in God, but I believe in one God. If people must know my religious beliefs, I believe in one God. I don’t believe in religion. I don’t believe in Christians or Muslims. I think all that separates people. I think it’s one God. I think it’s all the same God, and I don’t believe in Hell. (See https://hollowverse.com/jay-z/#footnote_1_310; Emphasis mine).
Despite his claims of not believing in Hell, Jay-Z’s clothing line "Rocawear" has incorporated obvious Freemasonic, and therefore Satanic, symbols in its designs. Some are so blatantly Masonic that he probably couldn’t get away with it if he wasn't effectively implicated with them. In interviews, Jay-Z has said to be actively involved in the choices of designs of his clothing line. Rocawear clothing line features phrases "Do What Thou Wilt," which is the key tenet in Satanism from the teachings of Aleister Crowley and picked up by Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan. They also consistently use symbolism related to Luciferianism, Egyptian mysticism, and other occult influences. People have been happy to play it off as a marketing ploy, and Jay Z has been eager to discredit claims that he's a Freemason despite the pictures online proving otherwise.
Soon, Beyonce began wearing jewelry featuring "Baphomet's head," (a Satanic symbol), wearing outfits that alluded to Baphomet, and dressing as the "Whore of Babylon" robot from the 1927 movie Metropolis that made overt references to Satanism. Yet, Jay Z "doesn't believe in Hell" and Beyonce is "Christian."
Meet the Demon of Lust...Sasha Fierce
In 2008, Beyonce released her third studio album entitled I Am...Sasha Fierce. According to the Daily Mail:In true diva-style, and in a concerted bid to build upon her iconic status, Beyoncé has now insisted to be known as Sasha Fierce when she performs. In one image, in which Beyonce is depicted as Sasha Fierce, she shows off her flexibility as she pulls her patent super-high heeled stiletto boots towards her head.
After her involvement with the occult and Jay Z, Knowles-Carter went further into evil, to the point where she has probably channeled a demon called "Sasha Fierce." Beyonce goes on to state:
In a recent interview with V Magazine, the 27-year-old explained that she has long felt like a totally different person on stage, hence the name change.She said: 'When I'm onstage I'm aggressive and strong and not afraid of my sexuality. The tone of my voice gets different, and I'm fearless. I'm just a different person.
(See https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1087448/Beyonc-unveils-racy-alter-ego-Sasha-Fierce-didnt-mind-old-model-much.html; Emphasis mine).
Beyonce had been a pervert way before, but now more than ever. Her songs show her lustful obsession.
In the song Blow, she sings of receiving oral sex:
Can you eat my Skittles
It's the sweetest in the middle
Pink is the flavor
Solve the riddle
The song Kitty Kat is about her vagina and withholding sex from her boyfriend:
And that includes my sweet little nooky too (too)
Let's go, let's go little Kitty Kat
(Kitty Kat) He don't want you anymore
The song Work It Out is about two people so lustful, they can't make it to the bedroom before dropping to the floor to have sex:
How you doing honey baby
You know I don't ask for much but
For a girl spending time alone can be
But I hear a knock on my door
You know it's yours for sure
We can't wait for the bedroom
So we just hit the floor
In September 2018, just five months ago, Beyonce's ex-drummer Kimberly Thompson had filed a restraining order against the singer over allegations of "extreme witchcraft" and even the death of her kitten on tour. In court documents she was accused of theft, illegal surveillance of employees, financial manipulation, the killing of Thompson's pet kitten, "magic spells of sexual molestation," and sabotaging of relationships. (See e.g., https://www.newsweek.com/former-drummer-kimberly-thompson-accuses-beyonce-extreme-witchcraft-1131746). Beyonce's sister, Solange Knowles is an alleged practitioner of voodoo. As of this writing, I do not know the disposition of the case.
Conclusion and Message To My Readers
Beyonce and Jay Z are bringing Hell's music into the homes of those who listen. Jay Z is a Freemason, and his wife is so into the occult, she has channeled a demonic force (perhaps even a demon itself) called Sasha Fierce. Her sexually charged songs are perverted and blasphemous. Both set themselves up to take the place of God, as they lead mindless fans into using and wearing Masonic symbols. They even go so far as to use the name "Jay-Hova" and pose as "Christ" at the Last Supper. Unless they convert and repent, these two will never wear a Halo.
I wish to thank all who kindly responded to my inquiry last month as to whether or not this "Singing For Satan"series should continue. I took to heart every comment, both published and those who requested their reply not to be published. It was unanimous that the series should continue; no one said it should end. Therefore, it shall continue until my notes from my prior research are finished. I will keep the series going on the first Monday of each month. It seems that I will probably finish up with this series of posts late this year (2019) or early next year (2020). There were good arguments regarding redacting the explicit lyrics and good arguments for keeping them. I have decided to tone down the lyrics (at least the sexually explicit ones). You will notice I only quote a small portion of the lyrics from a few Beyonce songs that are very sexual. It shows how bad they are, yet hopefully are brief enough to prevent any unhealthy fixation on them. I will also refrain from posting sexually charged photos. You will notice that there are none of Beyonce. Other than that, I shall continue as usual until my notes are done. Thank you, my readers, for your most helpful feedback and insights!---Introibo