So Rihanna just released her first video from her new album Rated R titled "Wait Your Turn (The Wait Is Ova)" and of course there's plenty of symbolism in it. I'm not going to spend too much time on this video because I find the blatant symbolism surrounding her and Jay-Z to be pretty boring and I have more interesting topics to cover.
The video and pretty her entire career these days seem to be about fashion so the eye patch is no coincidence. Originally worn by sailors, the eye patch could also be a reference to the Eye of Horus which is also represented on her current album cover.
If there is Occult symbolism in popular culture you can pretty much bet David Bowie used it years ago so it should be of no surprise that he made the eye patch a fashion statement in the 70's during performances of "Rebel Rebel".
David Bowie using the eye patch for "Rebel Rebel" is interesting considering Lucifer was cast out of Heaven for rebelling against God. The lyrics "she's not sure if you're a boy of a girl" could also be a reference to Lucifer since Lucifer was said to be able to take the form of a male or female. There's also the connection to the androgynous Baphomet and David Bowie's own androgynous image. Also notice the lightning bolt, which Lady Gaga is now using, which is also a reference to Lucifer .There's also scenes of Rihanna in a church looking and acting anything but Holy. She even grabs her crotch as she sings "you know I'm such a lady".More Lucifer references as Rihanna becomes a fallen angel.There's also a lot lof shots of Rihanna on a bridge with lights all around. As I've stated before bridges often symbolize crossing over to another side. Has Rihanna chose the dark side?
Head over to rihannanow.com to check out the video for yourself.