Vigilant Citizen – May 31, 2019
YG’s video “In the Dark” contains overt occult and satanic symbolism. It also appears to refer to the death if Nipsey Hussle in a dark and gruesome matter. Is the video actually about a blood sacrifice?
YG is a rapper from Compton, California who released his first single in 2009. Since then, he got signed with Def Jam records and released a steady stream of mixtapes and albums, amounting to an ever-growing fanbase. Other than a few radio hits, YG is mostly known for FDT (F*** Donald Trump), a protest song released a few months prior to Trump’s election.
YG has also been quite open about his “personal demons”, namely alcohol abuse, which he says was used to cope with his paranoia. In 2019, his close friend Nipsey Hussle died after being shot 6 times – a story that sparked its fair share of theories and conspiracies. This sad event clearly affected YG in a profound way. He even stated that the death of Hussle was the main reason behind the delay of his album release.
Excuse my wack ass album rollout promotions, I ain’t been in the mood to do none of that shit since they took my brother! But “The Marathon Continues”
– 4REAL 4REAL! WESTSIDE
— STAY DANGEROUS (@YG) May 24, 2019
LONG LIVE BRO @NipseyHussle
This shit don’t feel right.
— STAY DANGEROUS (@YG) May 26, 2019
Yup, this doesn’t feel right. And In The Dark – the first video released by YG since the murder of Nipsey Hussle – doesn’t feel right either. It’s basically a party with Satan and a bunch of demonesses dancing around as blood drips on a Masonic floor. Many interpreted the occult symbolism of the video as a veiled reference to the blood sacrifice of Nipsey Hussle. It also led some people to conclude that YG sold his soul.
When these Satanic hip-hop videos pop up on YouTube, about 95% of the comments express disgust towards this symbolism that is historically alien to the genre. In the Dark is not an exception. Here are some of the comments found on YouTube.