Bin Laden Shooter Listened to Game Before Kill

Bin Laden Shooter Listened to Game Before Kill

Seal Team 6 member used rapper’s “Red Nation” as theme music before mission.

Published February 19, 2013

What kind of soundtrack can get you amped to kill the most wanted man in the world? For the member of Navy Seal Team Six who put a fatal bullet in Osama Bin Laden, it was Game's "Red Nation" that did the trick. 

The mysterious military assassin, who is an anonymous subject of an Esquire magazine profile, says he chose the track from Game's 2011 disc The R.E.D. Album because "it’s about putting blood on the ground. We were the Red Team and we were going to leave some blood."

How does Game feel about his song being used to pump up the man tasked with killing the world's biggest terrorist? "I feel real patriotic," says the rapper. "I feel real American. I feel like I had — 'cause what if he was listening to, like, John Mayer? Then he probably would’ve missed the shot or something. But I feel like 'Red Nation' had him on-point."

We're not sure where this leaves the argument that rap music causes violence, but no doubt millions of Americans are thankful to Game for his contribution toward the mission.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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