Childish Gambino Ignores 'This Is America' Critics

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The references in the video, directed by Glover's Atlanta collaborator Hiro Murai, are quick and sharp, prompting viewers to keep the music video on repeat. "Something people could play on Fourth of July".

Last Saturday, Donald Glover lit up the Saturday Night Live stage with a ratings-boosting performance that included the release of Childish Gambino's powerful new music video, "This is America", and a series of inspired comedy sketches. However, Gambino told "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" that he hasn't seen too much of the online fanfare.

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"I see one negative thing and I track that person down", he joked. "I'll go into their Instagram and say, 'you're not so great.' 'That baby's not even that cute, '" he quipped'. I just really wanted to be it, because that was my first toy and I just really wanted to be that character. So far it's clocked-up a huge 75 million views on Youtube.

The video features topics deeply affecting the black community in America.

Of his decision to quit music, he previously said: 'I think endings are good because they force things to get better'. He dished to Kimmel about the experience playing Lando, walking around with his Star Wars fan father on the film's set, and chatting with original Lando actor Billy Dee Williams.

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