Say What: Saddam Hussein Was A Mary J. Blige Fan?
Apparently, Will Bardenwerper author and former Airborne Ranger-qualified infantry officer in Iraq is spilling all the tea on Saddam Hussein in his new book The Prisoner in His Palace: Saddam Hussein, His American Guards, and What History Leaves Unsaid, Will Bardenwerper.
Narrating the former president of Iraq’s final days through the eyes of his job to guard the country’s notorious leader in the months leading to his execution, Bardenwerper holds back nothing. From Hussein’s love for muffins and all kinds of sweets to his nickname for his prison exercise bike (“Pony”), there’s much to learn, but the most interesting tidbits is the fact that the late dictator was a fan of Mary J. Blige.
“He’d always stop tuning [the radio] if he stumbled across a Mary J. Blige song,” one of the 12 members of the 551st Military Police Company enlisted to guard Hussein told Badenwerper, according to the New York Post.