Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino had probably one of the best nights of hosting Saturday Night Live this past weekend because not only did he have double-duty of hosting and being the musical artist, but he also released a brand new music video for a song he debuted that night called "This is America!"
In the music video Childish Gambino dances his way through a warehouse while rapping about the current state of America, but if you look in the background you'll see a whole lot more going on.
Check it out below and don't worry if you are shocked at first because you'll need to watch it multiple times to understand what's actually going on.
Director Hiro Murai and Donald Glover have said that the video is to reflect the current state of America and if you pay attention enough you'll see references to real-life events.
While a lot of people thought it is kind of controversial, most thought it was thought-provoking and is a music video everyone needs to see.
I can't remember the last time I watched a music video all the way to the end, let alone one five times in a row. Incredible work! #ThisIsAmerica— Trent Reznor (@trent_reznor) May 6, 2018
What happens when you put creative agency in the hands of artists. 🙌🏿 Powerful narratives, carried by the vehicle of entertainment. Specificity is the universal connective tissue. Big shout to @childishgambino for this one 👊🏿 #ThisIsAmerica pic.twitter.com/u9N6Wb5dzL— Winston Duke (@Winston_Duke) May 6, 2018
If anyone & I mean ANYONE, ever dares speak the nonsense that art and politics should remain separate, just point them to #ThisIsAmerica The depth. The layers. It should be taught. Seriously, there should be a class on that one piece of mastery. I'm mesmerized. Donald Glover.— Francis Maxwell (@francismmaxwell) May 6, 2018