Childish Gambino dances among violence in 'This is America' video

10 May, 2018, 00:22 | Author: Clarence Schmidt
  • Adele says she “adores” Childish Gambino and praises his “greatness”

The music video for This is America, is a surreal masterpiece, and has already garnered more than 700,000 views in less than six hours. He also debuted another new song during his first set, continuing to showcase his funky aesthetic from Awaken, My Love! while demonstrating some impressive evolution.

While fielding questions in 2016 about his abrupt departure from the hit NBC comedy Community, Glover appeared to hope for the death of Donald Trump. The visuals echo the equally unpredictable lyrics, which vary from "I know you wanna party/ Party just for me/ Girl, you got me dancin" to "This is America/ Police be trippin' now/ Yeah, this is America/ Guns in my area".

The juxtaposition between lighthearted and disturbing is shocking throughout the video and some viewers may find it distressing.

But that is exactly what happened this morning, when Childish Gambino's This Is America was blasted over breakfast tables across the country.


Fans also believe that's SZA sitting on top of a auto at the end of the video, or someone that really looks like her.

This is America is available on Youtube, Apple Music, and Spotify and you can suss it HERE.

Glover's Emmy-winning FX show Atlanta has its Season 2 finale Thursday and he plays Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story, in theatres on May 25.

He recently gave an MTV Cribs-style tour of the Millenium Falcon from the film.

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