West Coast rapper Game has kept his word by releasing his “Red Nation” music video online amidst its alleged ban by mainstream television networks MTV and BET.
Writing on his Twitter page, Game asked fans to join in on the protest by demanding the video’s mainstream ban removal.
“See the banned from tv #REDNation video NOW on wearebws.tv & Comptongame.com in high def & join the R.E.D. album movement !!!,” he tweeted Thursday (May 12).
“Do you think the #REDnation video should be on Mainstream tv ? Vote now on wearebws.tv & support the protest !!!!”
“Let em ban my new single “SHE WANNA HAVE MY BABY” feat @treysongz . We gone WIN NO MATTER WHAT ! ask @theREALdjkhaled http://bit.ly/m9IYk6″ (Game’s Twitter)
Earlier this week, Game cited BET and MTV for restricting the video’s play.
“So BET “BANNED” the #REDNation video !!!!! Said me & @liltunechi were too gang affiliated in it. Thoughts ?,” he tweeted Monday (May 9).
“This just in: the video so HARD it just got “BANNED” from MtV too ha ha ha ha….F*CK IT !!!! I’m premering it on Thursday online MYSELF !!!”
“Guess ya single gotta be called “Bubble Gum” to get love ha ha ha….#REDNation premiering on AOL, Vivo & Worldstar Thursday.#bannedFromTV”
“Who needs TV channels when you got worldwide fans on twitter @thegame”
“Who needs the they tube when you got “YOUTUBE.com” They banned “ONEBLOOD” then soon as it got over 1,000,000 views on YouTube they jumped on the sack.” (Game’s Twitter)
In early April, Game discussed his music video offering up a doomsday-like setting.
“We shot this real rebel scene. I was over there in a bunch of dirt with rocks, and behind the gate were a bunch of guys I couldn’t see, looking all menacing and scary and [with] bats and sticks and poles,” Game told MTV News on the set. “And that was kinda crazy, man. I was in sort of like an army fatigue thing, doing my thing. But it was fun, man, the first shot — had a lot of fun, got real sweaty ’cause I was jumping around, man. A lotta dust and smoke — it was crazy, man.” (MTV)
Around mid-March, the rapper publicly unveiled his new single to the masses.
Red alert! Game paints the town red with “Red Nation,” the first single from his oft-delayed R.E.D. Album. The Cool & Dre-produced banger samples Zombie Nation‘s techno hit “Kernkraft 400″ and features none other than Lil Wayne. “N*ggas would trade their soul to be Drake or J. Cole/Live and die for this sh*t, word to Tupac Shakur‘s halo,” raps the Compton MC before the recognizable chorus kicks in. (Rap-Up)
Check out Game’s “R.E.D. Nation” music video down below: