Wait, how come this wasn’t in Zero Dark Thirty?
So, last week Esquire got in contact with the still publicly unknown man that killed al-Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden. It was a good, deep article where the NAVY SEAL talked about struggling in the outside world.
One of the more interesting tidbits in the story is when the solider talked about when he was training to kill Bin Laden. The marine said he was listening to The Game’s hit single “Red Nation,” which also features a verse from Lil Wayne.
The solider said:
“It’s about putting blood on the ground. We were the Red Team and we were going to leave some blood.”
Yep, straight to the point.
Following up that interesting point, Esquire called up The Game and got his opinion on what he thought of those comments. Here’s one of the portions of the interview:
“ESQ: So you were, in a small way, a part of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden.
THE GAME: I feel real patriotic. I feel real American. I feel like I had — ’cause what if he was listening to, like, John Mayer? Than he probably would’ve missed the shot or something. But I feel like “Red Nation” had him on-point.
ESQ: Even in your wildest dreams, did you feel like one of your songs could be involved in such a big part of American history?
THE GAME: I would’ve never imagined that they would be getting pumped up and ready to go on a mission, a field mission to kill bin Laden. I know dudes that do it in the locker room — football players, basketball players. You never just think that that secret, silent bin Laden team is pumping your music. But they’ve got to be pumping somebody. So I just appreciate that it’s me, man. That’s f*king crazy.”
The Game also said:
“It’s perfect. Bin Laden was someone like Satan. And the American flag going into the ground. So yeah — maybe I pre-visualized that whole scenario. [Laughs.]”
Sheez, talk about gangsta music.