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Childish Gambino performs on "SNL", unleashes poignant "This Is America" music video

Childish Gambino performs on Childish Gambino performs on "SNL", unleashes poignant "This Is America" music video
Jeannette Daniel | 08 May, 2018, 02:02

What else would one expect to see in a music video by a famous rapper titled "This is America"?

In addition to discussing the lack of black people in space at the Lando Summit, Donald Glover also sang of intergalactic love as well as why he loves alien women.

The Grammy Award nominee delivered a master class in simplicity as the video shot in a warehouse covers a lot of layers and behind the scene themes delivering great art at a much needed time. Gambino was the week's celebrity guest host when he released the new music video which has garnered 15 million views to date.

With "This is America, " pop culture's most important multi-hyphenate confronts many issues now facing "the land of the free and home of the brave" - racism, gun violence and police brutality. The track addresses everything from gun violence to terrorism while acknowledging the very human experience of "just wanting to dance" through it all. Unfortunately for us, he's flagged that his next Gambino album will be his last.


The video for "This Is America" opened with Glover dancing joyously to an acoustic jam before he casually and still joyously opens fire on the man who was playing, now hooded and tied up.

"This Is America" lit up social media after its debut. Some viewers have pointed out that the people chasing him are not black, and so it may be another comment on race and police brutality.

Glover played double-duty on "SNL", not only hosting but performing as well, as his music alter-ego, Childish Gambino.

During his double-duty gig on this week's episode of Saturday Night Live, Childish Gambino unleashed an intensely powerful video for his new record "This Is America".

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