Like a high priest of sort, A.T.I appears to be performing mysterious hand signals in front of a group of followers who are seen in the video also performing some coded hand signals worshiping the mystery. For a rapper who has appeared in several magazines and newspaper interviews setting the record straight that his black tear trademark has been wrongly interpreted for a satanic symbol, in this music video, A.T.I appears to be announcing to all and sundry the mystery he believes in.
As usual yesterday A.T.I said he was simply being creative. "If it was Chris Brown (American pop star, also known to use related visuals in his music videos), people would be hailing him as creative and talented, but now that it is me, a Botswana artist, gatwe ke moloi". Quizzed about the illuminati t-shirt he is wearing in the video, A.T.I told Showtime that in fact the demand for it is so high, he has started selling it. He claimed it was initially designed as a prop for the music video.In the same music video A.T.I has a table with legs made up of kudu horns, believed to be an imitation of the baphomet satanic symbol. As if to make sure that the image is clear, the chair is rolled over so the viewer can see the image completely. In fact somewhere in the same song A.T.I announces, "illuminate you illuminate my knowledge", as he performs hand signs associated with the mystery.
Just recently A.T.I's Facebook page carried a suicidal note in which he was asking for advice on how to take his own life with pills. He would later tell Showtime that his Facebook page had been hacked by haters.A.T.I may be the first and perhaps only local artist to infuse mysterious symbols in his music video, but the Botswana artist is doing what many top selling pop stars around the globe are infusing in their music videos.Current trending pop star, Ke$ha's Die Young music video is characterised by tens of these mysteries, while rap mogul Jay-Z's 2009 music video for On To The Next One has imageries associated with secret society mysteries running across. Another Jay-Z's song Lucifer, in the black album, also had its critics accusing Jay-Z of devil-worship.The Hip-Hop star would later release a mixtape with Rick Ross performing the song, Freemason, in an attempt to counter accusations that he is a devil-worshipper. A.T.I's trademark, the black tear, is also common among the likes of Lady Gaga, Ke$ha and Lil' Wayne, but not without controversy and the so called illuminati conspiracy. In the Batman movie, the Dark Knight, Heath Ledger, who plays the joker, also wears the black tear. He died shortly before the release of the movie. Bruce Lee's son Brandon Lee, in the movie, The Crow, also wears the black tear. He died during the filming of the dark production.