Hidden Meanings Behind Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' Video Explained

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    Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' has become an overnight cultural phenomenon. The internet was quick to point out tons of hidden messages throughout the piece. Here's some you've might have missed.
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Cody Krouse
Cody Krouse

To answer for "red America" fully automatic weapons are illegal. So the one portrayed in the video would be illegal. How could that happen? The same way it happens in Chicago. You can blame the tool all you want but people are gonna kill each other anyways.

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Paul Taggart
Paul Taggart

There's also hidden messages including reference to MK Ultra... and the Wormwood incident (man falling from second floor). I don't think he's lighting a cigarette, it's a joint. I think there's something to the 3 Bloodstains on the wall behind the choir as well. There's a LOT going on here

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JS VIDz
JS VIDz

20,000 dislikes from the Illuminati

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JS VIDz
JS VIDz

20,000 dislikes from the Illuminati

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George Ryan
George Ryan

when he lights up a blunt he takes 17 seconds to smoke it. to represent the 17 kids that died in that school shooting

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Scott Drahos
Scott Drahos

That moment you relize this guy is a comedian a really funny comedian

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Yome Emamere
Yome Emamere

You missed the Nigerian dance Shoki done by the kids

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Jonathon Lucas
Jonathon Lucas

Sooo.... it's just more white hate

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Amu Sambo
Amu Sambo

When they talk about South Africa Me: OMFG WTFFF

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Djay
Djay

But where the gun at the beginning is coming from tho

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Dan The Shark Man
Dan The Shark Man

America isn’t a bad place compared to many other countries

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pilotpig
pilotpig

he doesn't need to find a way out, no one is stopping him from leaving america

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Karen Stahl
Karen Stahl

There was also a brown and white chicken facing away from each other. There is a new upsweep because of Trump. He is the first president of our day that is so obvious about how he feels about non- white people so people who think he is great, blindly follow thinking that his thinking is right

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Marsh MellyX_X
Marsh MellyX_X

Why it feels like its so creepy

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Gape Shush
Gape Shush

Ever notice how when a school shooting happens some big celebrity even happens the same day... thats to distract us from the shooting.

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Ecchi Version Of Liquid
Ecchi Version Of Liquid

you missed some of the easiest signs in the video, the fact that no one cares about black on black crime, it's swept under the rug, and BLM only protests when cops or whites kill black people. they don't protest all the drug deals, especially the black ones, when they are the ones selling addictive death to people. furthermore... people distracted, dancing while the horseman.. death .. lingers in the background also points to how materialism and partying is bringing about a violent uneducated trend..within America. You also didn't bring up my obvious reason for pointing this out the line ..''police be tripping now'' /// i hear it like ''police be tripping though'', and with that it brings out the point...that blacks are getting themselves killed and blaming police in America...and that will bring the horseman. the way the line is made... is blaming police, the way i hear it, it explains that blacks ...well, specifically.. criminals and gangster mentality black people in America..are the ones tripping..over something they never experienced. ( i mean to say that the majority of cops are racist or out to kill black people is to say America has not moved out of the 1960s, which is impossible, furthermore do your research if you think someone is unjustly killed, dont just believe the media, this video itself points out how media is a tool.. with the line Celly, media and corporation do seek to influence you, so they can run away with all the money). now i'm not religious, but anyone can see when you tell 14% of America they are hated and oppressed and should be angry about the past, you create negative feelings within people.

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boltos yeven
boltos yeven

Edomites = thev fukn mutha fukin fucked us all!!!!!

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x XDarkSamuraiX x
x XDarkSamuraiX x

I guess since I’m white I can’t live in my country America anymore 😢

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super troll saiyan
super troll saiyan

2:56 in bible apocalypse follows the white horse, which is the police in the vid

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Jameelah Muhammad
Jameelah Muhammad

The teens recording the violence have on masks it's a symbol of how the truth is always silence involving black deaths or any wrong doing in America

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tina rizzitello
tina rizzitello

the 17 seconds of silence for the 17 people who were killed in florida

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The Ultra instinct
The Ultra instinct

My name jef

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Beats
Beats

All I have to say is that your own people enslaved your ancestors....

Πριν 5 ώρες
Baylis
Baylis

Racism isn’t nearly the issue people make it out to be. Some of the other issues are real. Overall though, the song was very poorly made and promoted awareness to false issues. This song is bad.

Πριν 7 ώρες
John Ludtke
John Ludtke

A black man killing black music. It's wwaayy more then a statement of how the government treats dark skinned people. The civil war was about way more than slavery. He should be wearing Union pants if this video is only what you think it is. There's a lot going on in this video. Look at the disgust on his face when the guns are wrapped in the red cloths. It's not just about how the government treats dark skinned people, it's also about how they treat themselves. He's saying alot more than you think. Plus, I just watch an interview with MLK Jr. To quote something he said in that interview, "I see that there has been more progress in the south than there is in the north." He was talking about racial equality.

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xXEchoes
xXEchoes

Samething with the celly cops shoot without hesitation when pulling out a celly a tool helpful and can get you killed around cops

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Disrupted
Disrupted

Nice, frankly, I expect a lot of people to do a one-sided political reading of it, but I think there is a little for everyone. Good to see a more neutral reading of it. but yeah, its obvious critique to the flaws of the USA. I hope Donald Glover doesnt ever explain the meaning, that's the smart thing to do. I see what he's doing and I agree with it. Its a multi-layered video, one of the best I've seen in a while. A thought-provoking conversation starter, a good one at that. Hope the people interested dont let the conversations degrade into heated arguments, I dont think that's the intention behind it.

Πριν 8 ώρες
Harriet Stolp
Harriet Stolp

Is that Minaj on that car?

Πριν 9 ώρες
Ryan Mask
Ryan Mask

It's SZA

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Sultan Ahmad
Sultan Ahmad

Cell means cell mate. America is his cell mate.

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Prajeet Bhatt
Prajeet Bhatt

Fonsi challenged him "see my views n****". Gambino is clever enough he make video like no one can survive to see the video in just once. Its a compulsary condition to see this video 5 times at per viewer

Πριν 9 ώρες
chris georgallis
chris georgallis

Cell phones =Cells, prison.

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chris georgallis
chris georgallis

Disturbing

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WHO AM I
WHO AM I

Makes me feel sad for America's situation right now

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Empty Intentions
Empty Intentions

Pretty much everything mentioned is a big stretch. It's art if you need somebody to explain it to you than there's no point. He's saying how gun violence is staged and sensationalised to rile the masses while the media distracts them. Nobody explaining it even caught half of the stuff in the background like the suicide before the people with phones out are shown or how the same guy who was "shot" in the beginning was shown alive and well near the end

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Lukas Gadelha
Lukas Gadelha

Fiz uma versão em Português dessa música no meu canal!

Πριν 11 ώρες
giffgiff
giffgiff

Black guy shoots other black people. this is Chicago

Πριν 11 ώρες
Black Clarence
Black Clarence

i told ya so..

Πριν 11 ώρες
Feesh de Feesh a Feesh Feesh
Feesh de Feesh a Feesh Feesh

The song is basically is saying the collapse of the american dream

Πριν 11 ώρες
John Pliskin
John Pliskin

dg is a g

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Dallas Hughes
Dallas Hughes

Yea the back up dancers wearing school Outfits

Πριν 12 ώρες
Mon Veloz
Mon Veloz

that warehouse is NOT full of American cars...

Πριν 12 ώρες
mixflip
mixflip

Incorrect information. He is surrounded by Japanese cars not American cars.

Πριν 12 ώρες
Tahj Ward
Tahj Ward

do you think he represents one of the kings of the earth also?

Πριν 12 ώρες
Fro7en
Fro7en

Why can’t we all get along and like each other?

Πριν 12 ώρες
Cooper Hanson
Cooper Hanson

if you hate America so much you can leave

Πριν 12 ώρες
Trevor K
Trevor K

More garbage video's? They keep getting worse and worse as time goes on.

Πριν 12 ώρες
Jahzeel Celis
Jahzeel Celis

I justo wonder why did it have to be a Christian choir that was shot... it could have been any group of people ... does that mean something ??

Πριν 13 ώρες
Kate Seuffert
Kate Seuffert

the part where it is quiet and he lights the cigarette is 17 seconds long. its representing the florida shooting and if you notice after that scene the kids were gone.

Πριν 13 ώρες
7curucusis
7curucusis

I also think the empty cars at the end are the many cars stopped by police because they stopped black men and were killed.

Πριν 13 ώρες
Joe Stephens
Joe Stephens

Did anyone else pick up on the contraband lyrics? Im stuck between 2 thoughts. 1. How the culture has turned to selling drugs and put a price on someone's life is someone slips up. 2. Maybe he is referring to how Africans were transported in the cargo hold of a ship because slave owners didn't want to be seen doing something that was inhumanly and morally wrong... Does this make since? Or did I miss something?

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Edgar Rivas
Edgar Rivas

This shows how much he cares about the shootings and how technology keeps us away from what's really happening and what is going on in America.

Πριν 14 ώρες
Nicholas Vanheulen
Nicholas Vanheulen

That’s actually Donald Glover in the video

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Jda C
Jda C

He probably shot the choir in a symbol that America wants to silence the church cause they want a common belief system ( shutting up all religions)

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xN2o
xN2o

The world is fucked we need to find the reset button

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Dani Martin
Dani Martin

Notice that the dancers dancing with Gambino are wearing school uniforms. I wanna know what the message for that is. Maybe it is for how schools across the country have been victimized by gun violence? Or how children are also caught up in the distractions of snapping every moment including the moments that don't need to be on the internet such as fights, and more.

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Emely Aquino
Emely Aquino

I don’t like when people say black man or girl it’s is supposed to be dark skinned

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0man
0man

Emely Aquino African American kiddo

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Jitterbug
Jitterbug

Him running away in the end is America trying to run from the truth of America's very existence and their nature of tolerance for good and affirmation of the bad in situ with the bad decisions they've already made..they feel guilty and terrified of their own actions.. the enemy has always been themselves.. thus they try to run from themselves like Gambino does..

Πριν 15 ώρες
Kelly Lincoln
Kelly Lincoln

While you can't see the people runnng after/pursuing Gambino at the end, it gave me the impression of being hunted.

Πριν 16 ώρες
Troy Pagan
Troy Pagan

Still a shit song

Πριν 16 ώρες
Troy Pagan
Troy Pagan

paul Concepcion I’m okay with that. Thank you!!

Πριν 12 ώρες
paul Concepcion
paul Concepcion

and you're a shitty mother fucker

Πριν 15 ώρες
Stefani Camacho
Stefani Camacho

According to the news, I guess, there was a man just playing the guitar during a fight with the Gaddafi troops. I do not know if the scene where Gambino shoots the man playing the guitar has any reference to this instance though.

Πριν 16 ώρες
jose gamez
jose gamez

cellie does not mean cell block. it means the person you share a cell with.

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MC Tilo
MC Tilo

When he does the gwara gwara a guy jumps off the second floor and dies. Signifying America has tons of suicide

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Isabel Bicknell
Isabel Bicknell

17 seconds of silence for the 17 victims in Florida

Πριν 17 ώρες
adryan
adryan

Crazy crazy how we get distracted by big things like entertainment while bigger things are going on and we ignore them. Who’s gonna pay attention finally? 🤔🤨

Πριν 17 ώρες
adryan
adryan

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Πριν 17 ώρες
vol Rogue
vol Rogue

Yeah, But... It's a good song!

Πριν 17 ώρες
Symbiotic
Symbiotic

A tool to keep blacks in a cycle on incarceration? Nah that's blacks committing crimes. I'm perfectly willing to admit blacks in America are often not dealt the best hand, that doesn't justify crime. It's very easy to not commit a crime, and if you literally do nothing against the law you're extremely unlikely to go to jail.

Πριν 17 ώρες
Theresa Steward
Theresa Steward

He's running from white people at the end

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GingerNinja
GingerNinja

i feel like the zombie like walk has some message behind it, i feel like i recognize is but i don't know where.

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Blither box
Blither box

The classes and races too weak to master the new conditions of life must give way. They must perish in a revolutionary holocaust.---  Karl Marx.

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Victoria McCarty
Victoria McCarty

I feel like the final scene uses light to twist the image into what it would have been like for a slave running for his life through the woods while being chased by a white mob. I think it is the epitome of fear and symbolic of how that fear evolves but it's still very real. Black people in America were under attack then and they are under attack now. Guerrilla warfare is uniquely American. It can be the cops, your neighbors, gangs, the KKK, a lynch mob, bushwhackers, slave owners. It has always been here and we have a reputation for using it against black people. The American Revolution, Civil War, what is going on right now in Chicago... it's all a civil war. Black people are being murdered in their own country in their own streets by their fellow Americans. Sounds a lot like 1863 to me.

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Dewonderlo Antunes
Dewonderlo Antunes

the ending looks like a timeline for black history in america, he looks like hes in the woods running from slave catchers and as time goes on and the trees turn into cell blocks and the slave catchers turn into police

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Isa Meme
Isa Meme

OKay but sometimes I am ashamed of being a white person and shat white people have done bc they think they are elite. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Bro I feel guilty even tho it was not meeeeeeeeee

Πριν 18 ώρες
Isa Meme
Isa Meme

AMerica ssucccccccccccccccssssssss

Πριν 18 ώρες
Isa Meme
Isa Meme

the only people that got shot were black :/ WHat about school shooting it is not JUST black people dying here.But yeah I see that they are targeting racism a lot in this video.

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Nicholas
Nicholas

This video is phenomenal.

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darth keaton187
darth keaton187

When he says look what I’m whipping up could tie to slavery

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thevil
thevil

Why should we even bother...

Πριν 18 ώρες
Justin Griffin
Justin Griffin

You can’t gloss over the white horse as a simple “biblical reference of the apocalypse.” The biblical quote from Revelation is “and I looked and behold a pale horse, and the name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed.” The rider of the “pale horse” was hooded, possibly like a medieval hangman and what was behind or “following” the “pale horse” was a cop car. The correlation between cops and Hell in this portion can’t be understated.

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timotheories
timotheories

I've said it before, but I'll say it again - Childish Gambino is a genius. And he is incredibly underrated. My personal hero.

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ImportantGuy
ImportantGuy

There would be no crime if we kill all white men.

Πριν 18 ώρες
Idk Just A Backup Account
Idk Just A Backup Account

Hey, I just met you, yes this is crazy

Πριν 18 ώρες
Dalton Mantz
Dalton Mantz

If I get 1k likes I’ll give my channel away

Πριν 19 ώρες
Yara H
Yara H

0:20 huh?

Πριν 19 ώρες
Ron Boyer
Ron Boyer

jack offs

Πριν 19 ώρες
Muhammad Ali Durrani
Muhammad Ali Durrani

The most acknowledged and artistic song ever on YouTube list! Seriously it was hell of job to make such kind of impressive work and mind blowing song. Thumbs up Buddy

Πριν 19 ώρες
Nick Hopson
Nick Hopson

Why is literally everything racist to African Americans

Πριν 19 ώρες
Quan
Quan

This is 🇱🇷🎤🎧💰💉💊☣🚓🚑📷📺🎬🔫

Πριν 19 ώρες
Aden Yt
Aden Yt

Messages such as white people suck

Πριν 19 ώρες
Grant Mckey
Grant Mckey

pretty good but y’all stupid the bible literally says there will be know signs for the apocalypse bra

Πριν 19 ώρες
jaystus
jaystus

how many times did she use the word "could"?

Πριν 19 ώρες
Senor_Onion
Senor_Onion

At the part where they do the dance that originated from South Africa, the music also changes slightly to sound similar to music you hear in South Africa.

Πριν 19 ώρες
sorry for my bad english
sorry for my bad english

he is dancing on trumps tie.

Πριν 19 ώρες
Jongin's precious smile
Jongin's precious smile

Damn.. This comments section is filled with genius people.

Πριν 19 ώρες
max ouchchy
max ouchchy

another thing is when the man is shot, he has a bag over his head. I think that that symbolizes how after blacks are killed, they are pretty much forgotten, almost faceless. thats just a speculation though.

Πριν 19 ώρες
C Hailey
C Hailey

This damn music video got me feeling like a detective

Πριν 19 ώρες
Rudra Arora
Rudra Arora

https://youtu.be/38ZfJRiuuss this is much more relevant

Πριν 19 ώρες
Florent Aspilaire
Florent Aspilaire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjNzLso0ua4

Πριν 19 ώρες
Roger Starchild
Roger Starchild

Yes, there is really beautiful girl calmly sitting on one of the cars at the very end.

Πριν 20 ώρες
Luke Byrd
Luke Byrd

now lets meme the shit out of it

Πριν 20 ώρες

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