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

269 931
25 945
Birdie player
Birdie player - Πριν 8 λεπτά
:v ah okay.
swagswagify - Πριν 5 ώρες
It's a fuckin song.
YodaIAm69 - Πριν 10 ώρες
Blacks aren’t kept in an unjust cycle of incarceration
ignah ltu
ignah ltu - Πριν 11 ώρες
I so guava juice
Tracie Beeker
Tracie Beeker - Πριν 21 ώρα
You missed the first guy killed in the ending that he is alive in the end playing the guitar
Hip Hip Local up-coming new artists in your city
Ironic how cellular phone are now actually being used as a gun. This is America. The Devil is a Mf. Rich and get away with murder.
Benjamin Short
Benjamin Short - Πριν ημέρα
0:18 America HIMSELF
Uncle Sam
Wellsavage 101
Wellsavage 101 - Πριν ημέρα
Stephen - Πριν ημέρα
If you play it backwards you can hear his call for a New World Order. A clear indication that Illuminati is still trying to take over
I’m Dead now
I’m Dead now - Πριν ημέρα
You know how Gucci gang reapets, he also recreateing it too
Aiden Milliken
Aiden Milliken - Πριν ημέρα
Y’all They Doin Orange 🍊 Justice At 2:37 😂
TheNotSoOriginalGuy - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Blackface was an act as An protest, because black people couldnt get on stage at the time. So White people put on blackface to Annoy Broadway producers and gain rights for the blacks
Josh Martin
Josh Martin - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Gone catch you slipping now! The hand off of the guns and being held in cloth is the dump the gun after being wiped of prints.....but if you never had to do that then you just ain't in the now......hundred band hundred band hundred band contraband contraband contraband! Gone catch you slipping now!
the official
the official - Πριν 2 ημέρες
In the end he (america) actually runs from its responsibilities and the real things...
黄煌 - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Now explain this is america 2
Natalie Calvo
Natalie Calvo - Πριν 2 ημέρες
I disliked because it ruined the video for me (and the song)!!!:(
butler tribe
butler tribe - Πριν 2 ημέρες
This song is a great illustration how many black people in America struggles today.
Larry Jr.
Antonio Degas
Antonio Degas - Πριν 2 ημέρες
Those cars arent american lol, there are toyotas and hondas there.
John Thomas
John Thomas - Πριν 2 ημέρες
This is amazingly good
Stephen Reaves
Stephen Reaves - Πριν 3 ημέρες
Interesting. I think he might have aimed at liberals too. Specifically liberal hollywood. Maybe hes a centralist afterall?
øh it’s just a typical pickle
øh it’s just a typical pickle - Πριν 3 ημέρες
When he was running, I shit myself.
Sebastian Melmoth
Sebastian Melmoth - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Read too much into it.
I NIGHTCORE - Πριν 4 ημέρες
This is dark
wcd sb
wcd sb - Πριν 4 ημέρες
America herself?....??? 0:21
id ride anything
id ride anything - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Verbal diarrhea
Night Owl
Night Owl - Πριν 5 ημέρες
The weapon wrapped in red cloth is a signature of sacrifices, meaning people are being sacrificed but they cover it up as murder or kidnapping or accidents. The man riding the horse represents the apocalypse which he means his trying to tell us the sacrifices are for the apocalypse when the people behind the scenes will reveal themselves and the person who is head of them takes control of the whole world after reveling himself where he is most likely to be the devil (its connected with the outcomes in the bible). His running away from the reality they want us to see and from the people sacrificing that are trying to recruit him.

Think abut it, it all makes sense.
sad flute
sad flute - Πριν 6 ημέρες
This videos full of shit here wears Confederate pants but it was the north who had slaves longer or the fact that most blacks turn to Islam in prison a known religion who use slaves to this day so you can shove that slave shit up your ass and get over it as for as the red America you people rather follow the Democratic new age slave owners who rather dope you up and have you depend on them for help and if whites were more racist or cared about guns more then human life then why is it most blacks are killed by other blacks ?
Gnom - Πριν 6 ημέρες
In Brazil slaves use to practice fighting by pretending they were dancing. The dance is called Capoeira.
Sabivia Mercedann
Sabivia Mercedann - Πριν 7 ημέρες
This is depressing
Alexa play despa-
We need to wake up
Samantha Rochat
Samantha Rochat - Πριν 7 ημέρες
itelligence - Πριν 7 ημέρες
trippidy trippin now
ganggreen1983 - Πριν 7 ημέρες
The first time I saw this this video my jaw was dropped the whole time. This art that has a strong important message weather we know it or not.
I just noticed that all the cars at the end all have their hazard lights on.
EdankE - Πριν 7 ημέρες
Congratulations you just managed to ruin my highlight of 2018 by trying to bring to light hidden messages the video wasn’t that deep,all you did was ruin a great song
Marlie Lastrapes
Marlie Lastrapes - Πριν 8 ημέρες
Matthew your right and thanks for all the messages now if you excuse me I will be in my room crying and fighting for my life thank you verry much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Where's Wallace?
Where's Wallace? - Πριν 8 ημέρες
bunch of nonsense
Tati itat
Tati itat - Πριν 8 ημέρες
why dont you ask him about the references in his video?? will be more accurate
Ronda Carmack
Ronda Carmack - Πριν 9 ημέρες
You shouldn't be sending this kind of message to your young .Being afraid of white ppl.You are very well respected and don't even see it.li g man lig-- shyt? wish I was black.White ppl get crapped on.It's the Mexican s that have a problem with you.jsn
Unknown Person
Unknown Person - Πριν 9 ημέρες
I thinking I have seen him in a movie ... Something like moon
Random Character
Random Character - Πριν 9 ημέρες
Bad guys dont follow the rules its not the people or the governments fault. Its the bad guy
TryRobot275 (known as redRobots)
TryRobot275 (known as redRobots) - Πριν 9 ημέρες
2:36 oh no that kid is doing the orange justice
Mac Ronan
Mac Ronan - Πριν 10 ημέρες
Song fuckin suucks
Johnny Utah
Johnny Utah - Πριν 10 ημέρες
yes, you missed that white people are bad.
Sweetie Pie
Sweetie Pie - Πριν 10 ημέρες
Yes this is 2 existe &its very real&it that thang we can’t beat& it always comes back for more it’s the hardest the most powerful gangsta & it screams pain&love at the same time u no that thing we. call”” LIFE “ its that thang Ove all. thangs we fight with are everyday struggle so give your worries your darkness 2god and ride this thang called life out live &love i am AMERICA I gave hope and faith where the heart ship became to real ,big so I gave it to god peace and love god bless I all !!!!!!!!
Khánh Đồng channel
Khánh Đồng channel - Πριν 10 ημέρες
Pattii Mcmath
Pattii Mcmath - Πριν 10 ημέρες
the last scene reminds me of a lynching. Chasing a black man to hang him... Now its the cops chasing the black man to shoot him. Neither era seems to need a reason...it is really history repeating over and over and over.
Flame Doc
Flame Doc - Πριν 5 ημέρες
Police officers kill more white men than black men. Look it up.
Google User
Google User - Πριν 10 ημέρες
hes just another ignorant angry black man.
this song is complete trash.
if you enjoy it you need to rethink your life
Google User
Google User - Πριν 9 ημέρες
+Bleeb you may be "sure" but you are wrong.
Bleeb - Πριν 9 ημέρες
Google User no I’m sure you’re the ignorant one
Zoë Thompson
Zoë Thompson - Πριν 11 ημέρες
I’ve ignored this video for 6 months, are you happy YouTube? I’ve finally given in
leedle God
leedle God - Πριν 11 ημέρες
When she said apocalypse I was like “wait what 😦”
Captain Doge
Captain Doge - Πριν 11 ημέρες
At 2:16 there are 2 chickens behind him (I think)
Patrick Parreño
Patrick Parreño - Πριν 12 ημέρες
Here in Philippines... Blackmen are Loved...
Digger Dan
Digger Dan - Πριν 13 ημέρες
Wrapping up the gun in red to me is like the deep state red flag narrative.
Ever notice how most of the shooters say they were hearing voices
READYREGG BL BLAZE - Πριν 13 ημέρες
I love this video it tells the truth
Yo s*** about to change black people tired of y'all BS.
Jacob Cullens
Jacob Cullens - Πριν 14 ημέρες
Thanks for the history lesson
Emil C
Emil C - Πριν 14 ημέρες
Only a black could do a weird ass that would fascinate white people
Jack K
Jack K - Πριν 14 ημέρες
The judy garland footage shocked me.
missartist123 - Πριν ημέρα
Jack K same here.
BZK Trauma
BZK Trauma - Πριν 14 ημέρες
If you dont like America leave America
BZK Trauma
BZK Trauma - Πριν 9 ημέρες
+Bleeb Thats not at all what im saying. If you cant conform then leave.
Bleeb - Πριν 9 ημέρες
BZK Trauma so you’re saying that if you don’t like something abandon it, what stupid thing to say
Mark Ge
Mark Ge - Πριν 14 ημέρες
nah a celly isnt a tool for keeping black people in jail its a place within a prison where you stay after being found guilty so if you happen to be black and get put in there just remember its not the whites doing this to you its you doing this to you dont break the law and you wont end up there dipshits forget that black lives matter movement is cool and all once they come to terms with actually helping their communities out and teaching young black men and women how to conform and act the right way instead of blaming all white people for the way they act and trying to put all their problems on the fact that its just beacause they are black cause if they were white those things never would have happened because white privilege... yeaaaa black lives matter aka black people stop shooting black people since the statictics show that black people are much more likely to be shot by another black person instead of a white person K THX BYE
Jaxon Hervey
Jaxon Hervey - Πριν 15 ημέρες
There was a hidden car that was driving behind him
ronj7677 - Πριν 15 ημέρες
modern day minstrel show comparison to hip hop
Destinyklan destine
Destinyklan destine - Πριν 15 ημέρες
Holy shit
Carla Taylor
Carla Taylor - Πριν 15 ημέρες
This was deep
Bugra Boztepe
Bugra Boztepe - Πριν 15 ημέρες
He takes a blunt to show people get high to forget everything that's going on in their lives.
D a y a n e
D a y a n e - Πριν 15 ημέρες
This is awesome
Timothy Abraham
Timothy Abraham - Πριν 15 ημέρες
Hidden message. Black people stop acting like they live in 1900. Times have changed and stop gettingarrested dumb asses
Joe Goliath
Joe Goliath - Πριν 16 ημέρες
Weapons used for sacrificial rituals are wrapped in red clothes
ScreamMario 51
ScreamMario 51 - Πριν 16 ημέρες
0:18 Gambino plays the complex role of America *herself*.
Kenbreezy101 - Πριν 16 ημέρες
Hands down my opinion it’s veritable Facts and very creative to represent USA awareness ✊🏾🔥🏆 3yevolve.com
zookodextrimental - Πριν 16 ημέρες
There’s a great Melvin Van Peebles blacksplotation movie wherein at the end of the film the lead protagonist is being pursued by the police and it goes on throughout the credits and he’s then joined by other black people in their evasion of the authorities. The message being that African Americans are in a state of constant pursuit and persecution. I’ve always thought the end shot is a nod to this.
Shawn Brown
Shawn Brown - Πριν 16 ημέρες
This song is trash. The dancing is trash. The lyrics are trash. This guy is a racist. Fk him. If America is sooooo bad then leave.
Akash Sharma
Akash Sharma - Πριν 17 ημέρες
Kind of glorifying violence by showing it in the first place. Guy needs to be banned. Younger people will immediately find these scenes a turn-on sub-consciously. This is how shootings start off. As an idea. And he's fuelling it with such graphic description. The message could have been done in a softer, theatrical style too. This is totally making violence seem like 'cool' somehow.
Covox - Πριν 4 ημέρες
Right I just watched it and now I really want to go shoot up my school
erik scott
erik scott - Πριν 17 ημέρες
How bout just ask the man rather than make it up??
Christina Wilson
Christina Wilson - Πριν 17 ημέρες
I think the end he still represents America. Running away terrified to face her issues while they chase her down.
Greta M.
Greta M. - Πριν 17 ημέρες
Judy Garland >_> I don’t know what to think about that.
видео приколы
видео приколы - Πριν 17 ημέρες
Красавчик подпишись
Alex M
Alex M - Πριν 17 ημέρες
Isn't it interesting how when politicians turn to tyrants, they eliminate academics, artists and books. Maybe people like Gambino are a threat?
True 2disney
True 2disney - Πριν 18 ημέρες
When she breaks this down I get chills
Ernest Green
Ernest Green - Πριν 18 ημέρες
What is wrong with this negro?
Georgie Animations123
Georgie Animations123 - Πριν 18 ημέρες
At the start a car goes past it looks like it’s from the 1990s and you see two men in black trench coats....this is probably a message about columbine
canalconchs123 - Πριν 19 ημέρες
Did you see the 3 nose hairs sticking out the Horse's nose. It represents the 3 sandwiches that JFK had for breakfast on 3 days before the ............................
canalconchs123 - Πριν 19 ημέρες
Celly + tool = only 1 meaning : you got it, with the only vindication blacks have for the police brutality they face. The cell phone has been more effective than any protest, human rights lawyer, police inquest or any BS the state has ever set up.
Jordan Yang
Jordan Yang - Πριν 19 ημέρες
Look up colion noir, hes a pro gun black guy.
Syed Hadhemi
Syed Hadhemi - Πριν 19 ημέρες
zin boway
zin boway - Πριν 19 ημέρες
Similarities to america and south africas apartheid? Hahahaha thats just as dumb as socialist in america saying its different from all the other socialist nations.
Jick Niblet
Jick Niblet - Πριν 19 ημέρες
Oh there's no deep message, it's just a silly rap video!
Austin Mathieu
Austin Mathieu - Πριν 19 ημέρες
I should be sleeping right now. But here I am instead.
Chilly Asmr
Chilly Asmr - Πριν 19 ημέρες
Does anyone else feel like crying after this??.... yeah just me. :/
Yasyas Marangoz
Yasyas Marangoz - Πριν 19 ημέρες
SlimeExpertz - Πριν 19 ημέρες
Well, this is America
Sydney miller
Sydney miller - Πριν 20 ημέρες
this shit hit hard.
Kong Lee
Kong Lee - Πριν 20 ημέρες
they also forgot that this song is a FRECKING BOP!
Dban1 - Πριν 19 ημέρες
Ronit Patel
Ronit Patel - Πριν 20 ημέρες
I thought this was a gay ass music video but this video changed my mind
A.D.S.F - Πριν 21 ημέρα
so this is music now !!?
Max Kordon
Max Kordon - Πριν 17 ημέρες
A.D.S.F yeah, the literal music isn't really the point of the art here. You're kinda just dismissing the whole thing because you have boring taste in music
Rat bby
Rat bby - Πριν 18 ημέρες
+A.D.S.F ok well that explains a lot since you don't actually understand the meaning... I guess you didn't watch this video, explaining Glover moving like Jim Crow, also a reference to racist performers in the 30s doing blackface. Music taste is personal preference, and while I respect you not liking this glorious piece; not knowing how talented Donald Glover is honestly really sad. Not to be intrusive, but where are you from? Just because you aren't American doesn't mean in the slightest that you aren't affected by this country.
A.D.S.F - Πριν 18 ημέρες
+Rat bby what i mean exactly is this is not Music, this is a political piece of shit video with a dude moving in a weird way (not dancing) and clearly has no damn talent what so ever and i'm not American so i don't give a shit about US politics, i just like music, and this is not music
Rat bby
Rat bby - Πριν 18 ημέρες
now what exactly do you mean by that
Craig Hankerson
Craig Hankerson - Πριν 21 ημέρα
this is crazy
JDNL - Πριν 21 ημέρα
this is one hella good meaning, like damn
Monica Branch
Monica Branch - Πριν 21 ημέρα
Carlos A
Carlos A - Πριν 21 ημέρα
You are reading too much into this video. It’s a typical video.
P ES - Πριν 20 ημέρες
They're trying to push an agenda. The video is really tedious and reaching. "Duuuh, there are guns in America."
Isaac Gonzalez
Isaac Gonzalez - Πριν 21 ημέρα
You missed that a guy falls from the balcony
Lamborghinis Heracon
Lamborghinis Heracon - Πριν 22 ημέρες
Triangulum - Πριν 20 ημέρες
Lamborghinis Heracon no u
Dilyor MIkhidinov
Dilyor MIkhidinov - Πριν 22 ημέρες
In the beginning when he is showing his back there is no GUN on his back.. but camera does not skip the frame and he pulls out the gun from nowhere and shoots.. noone noticed?
The Golden Apple
The Golden Apple - Πριν 22 ημέρες
I live in South Africa my friends do the Gwara Gwara in school.