Game’s ‘Red Nation’ Video Banned by MTV and BET
In early April, Game filmed the video for his new single ‘Red Nation’ in downtown Los Angeles, describing the shoot as “a real rebel scene,” and just a month later, both MTV and BET have decided to ban the controversial video.
Game took to Twitter to rant about the new ban on Monday night (May 9), writing, “So BET “BANNED” the #REDNation video !!!!! Said me & @liltunechi were too gang affiliated in it. Thoughts?”
He seemed to be in good humor about the situation, adding, “This just in: the video so HARD it just got ‘BANNED’ from MtV too ha ha ha ha….F— IT !!!! I’m [sic] premering it on Thursday online MYSELF!!!” He then proceeded to list outlets where the video could still be viewed. “Guess ya single gotta be called ‘Bubble Gum’ to get love ha ha ha….#REDNation premiering on AOL, Vivo & Worldstar Thursday.#bannedFromTV. Who needs the they tube when you got “YOUTUBE.com,” Game wrote. “They banned ‘ONEBLOOD’ then soon as it got over 1,000,000 views on YouTube they jumped on the sack.”
Game previously detailed the new video to the BoomBox, describing how director Parris brought a “Puff Daddy”-like clip to life.
“We got to the video and this dude has stuff like he was shooting a video for Puff Daddy; it was lights, fire, crazy looking costumes, it was crazy!” Game told the BoomBox. “We end up doing the first scene, which is me against the wall and 100 hundred people behind the gate going crazy with this red light; it looks like a riot and it’s crazy. I’m trying to deliver my lines and these people are trying to break the gate and get at me; it felt real, so that’s how I knew it was going to be classic.”
Shortly after filming the visuals for ‘Red Nation,’ the California rapper embarked on a trip to Canada to perform a series of shows, but was detained at the border. As usual, Game tweeted the mishap before having his electronics confiscated.
Game’s fourth LP, ‘The R.E.D. Album,’ is scheduled to hit stores this summer.
Listen to Game’s ‘Red Nation’