Childish Gambino Blows Everyone's Minds With "This Is America" Video

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While Donald Glover’s Saturday Night Live episode was airing on Saturday (May 5), his musical alter-ego, Childish Gambino, released a powerful new video titled “This Is America.”


Directed by frequent Atlanta director Hiro Murai, the visual tackles gun violence in America and shows a shirtless Gambino nonchalantly blowing a person’s head off during the first few seconds of the video.

One of the most jarring moments comes when a choir is seen joyfully singing, oblivious to what is about to happen to them. Gambino marches in, still dancing along to the music, grabs a machine gun and sprays them down with bullets. Meanwhile, the other dancers in the video continue going about their business with smiles on their faces like nothing happened.

Towards the end of the video, SZA makes a cameo appearance as Gambino starts sprinting from an angry mob that’s chasing him.

Twitter exploded with positive reactions to the visual, many saying Glover is what Kanye West wishes he could be. 

Check those out below.

Source: Hip Hop DX