The Game never would've guessed that his music would play a major role in such an epic and dangerous mission as the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. In a recent issue of "Esquire" magazine, "The Shooter" who shot and killed Osama Bin Laden spoke about how he is currently without a job and has fallen on hard financial times, but also about how The Game's song "Red Nation" amps him up before missions.
"It's about putting blood on the ground," The Shooter said. "We were the Red Team and we were going to leave some blood."
Esquire reached out to Game following The Shooter's revelation and got Game to share his thoughts on his music being used to help the soldier focus and pump himself up in order to go in for the kill on Osama Bin Laden. Check out Game's interview with Esquire below.
ESQUIRE.COM: So how does it feel to hear that your song was what the guy who killed bin Laden listened to as he got pumped up?
THE GAME: I think that's the s**t, man. What's crazy about that is that bin Laden might have heard "Red Nation" right before he died. That's pretty cool. 'Cause if you're thinking about the speakers, sometimes it bleeds out, you know?
ESQ: [laughs] I don't think he was actually listening while he was on the mission, because they've got to listen to each other. But when he was in training, he did.
THE GAME: Oh. Maybe while he was on the way to kill bin Laden maybe he was doing an a cappella.
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.