Robin Thicke Recalls Bank Robbery That Inspired “Shooter” Track With Lil Wayne
Written by B87FM on March 3, 2021
The strangest of occurrences in actual life typically make for one of the best inventive inspirations, and Robin Thicke’s expertise in being a financial institution theft sufferer spawned a success. In 2003, a twenty-something Thicke launched his debut album A Lovely World, and included on the tracklist was a tune titled “Oh Shooter.” Three years later, Lil Wayne would use the monitor for his tune “Shooter” featured on Tha Carter II. Thicke visited The Kelly Clarkson Present yesterday (March 1) the place he mentioned how he penned the tune about enduring a financial institution theft years earlier as a teen and defined why he wasn’t as frightened as he in all probability ought to have been.
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“After I was round 18-years-old, there was a loopy story that came about the place I used to be within the financial institution getting some money for a weekend trip and the financial institution bought robbed,” defined the singer. So, these two guys got here in with masks, computerized weapons, and informed everybody to get down on the bottom. And so, I ended up penning this entire tune about my expertise going by way of a stay financial institution theft, and years later, Lil Wayne ended up doing a verse on it and put it on his album, and he gained a Grammy on that album, really.”
Clarkson could not recover from how Thicke relayed his story with ease. “It was a little bit traumatizing, nevertheless, as soon as it was over, I used to be okay with it,” he stated. “It jogged my memory of the films. It appeared sort of surreal on the time. I did not actually really feel threatened as a lot as I did, like, ‘Wow this actually does appear to be a film.'” Thicke believes he has discovered why he wasn’t as affected as some assume he ought to have been.
“It was in all probability as a result of [the theives] have been very younger. They appeared like they have been 19, 18-years-old children,” stated Thicke. “They regarded similar to my pals, dressed up in masks, you understand what I imply? I did not see these huge muscular, grownup males. I noticed like, two slim teenage males are available in and so they regarded like my buddies.”
Try his clip, and the music video for “Shooter,” beneath.