Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' video explained

Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' video explained

Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' video explained

Glover's music video, directed by long-time collaborator Hiro Murai, is a visceral and metaphorical representation of violence, especially interracial violence, in America over the years.

The video for Gambino's latest single, This is America, debuted on the weekend and has been making the rounds and prompting a lot of commentary on social media since then.

The video begins with Donald dancing maniacally and killing an innocent man with a gun followed by other chaotic scenes unfolding in the backdrop.

He sings: "Yeah, this is America / Guns in my area / I got the strap / I gotta carry 'em".

Yes, that was singer SZA sitting on a auto toward the end of the video.

The track itself is called This Is America, and the video tackles a prominent topic now in discussion - gun violence.

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But fans of the work such as Ricky Jones, head of the Pan-African Studies Department at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, disagreed.

And the video for it is strong.

The video's choreographer, Sherrie Silver, retweeted a comment, perhaps in agreement, from someone who argued: "Childish Gambino's dance moves distracted all of us from the craziness that was happening in the background of the video & that's exactly the point he's trying to make".

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