Childish Gambino - This Is America REACTION!!!!

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Matthew Bronson
Matthew Bronson - Πριν 3 ημέρες
I've watched ALOT of these reaction videos to this now and your is the closest to my own for sure. I like that you absorbed it and didn't talk thru the whole thing.
Raventales - Πριν μήνα
Watching a man get woke.
thereseball - Πριν μήνα
Gosh, I hope you've seen this ... if not, would LOVE to see your reaction! BINO!!!
Phœnix - Πριν μήνα
best vidéo clip on 2018
KHD channel
KHD channel - Πριν 2 μήνες
2:35 nock555
Tata'h Oliveira
Tata'h Oliveira - Πριν 2 μήνες
Melhor reacao 😂😂❤🔥
Anderson Studios 101
Anderson Studios 101 - Πριν 2 μήνες
How do you guys do the video reaction showing the video to us as you watch it?
Dorothea Hodges
Dorothea Hodges - Πριν 2 μήνες
Your dazed expression is priceless!
Tamar Taylor
Tamar Taylor - Πριν 2 μήνες
This was a funny..reaction..especially at the beginning you were like lets have some fun..then i dont think you didnt beathe for like 2 mins
Tami S.
Tami S. - Πριν 2 μήνες
Best reaction hahahaha im brazilian!
Petrus Delassio
Petrus Delassio - Πριν 2 μήνες
As I will..
Zachary Ross
Zachary Ross - Πριν 3 μήνες
What if u watched dis already
SilentKnight1000 - Πριν 3 μήνες
All I could think of when I saw his awe reaction was to say "Happy Birthday!" 👐😂
Melvin Taylor II
Melvin Taylor II - Πριν 3 μήνες
Thank you!
MRide3000 - Πριν 3 μήνες
Wow, of all the reactions I've watched, this is by far the closest to the one I had the first time I watched. At this point, may have seen the video 250+ times....I think I've teared up at least 200. Donald Glover is a legend. He's permanently etched his name into the history books at this point. Also, far less important from a simply entertaining aspect (it's an integral part of the much larger message of the video), but Glover's dancing is absolutely incredible. INCREDIBLE. The choreographer deserves almost equal credit too (she's one of the 4 background dancers btw).
YOUR reaction was like mine. like WTF did I just watch , but was understanding right from the get go. He WINKED the ALL SEEING EYE, from the get go. The pale white horse is the horse of death , or could be from the bibicil from the Revelations. So much going on and rep in this.
Yes, and when he is saying , " Don't let them catcha slippin", well that means, SLEEPING. This is why I am very grateful to the Father who opened my eyes years ago, my brother.
Melvin Taylor II
Melvin Taylor II - Πριν 3 μήνες
Biscuit - Πριν 3 μήνες
Hidden in plain sight
WindyCityJs - Πριν 3 μήνες
LMMMAAAOOOO... I legit spit water on my computer screen when you first started the video. Your facial expressions lol.
Melvin Taylor II
Melvin Taylor II - Πριν 3 μήνες
Dianne Moore
Dianne Moore - Πριν 4 μήνες
I love your shirt!
GamerLife - Πριν 4 μήνες
2:53 you okay dude? Lmao I think he’s frozen!
Jerovon Richardson
Jerovon Richardson - Πριν 4 μήνες
LMAO Bruh, close your mouth b4 a fly go in it...LOL
Master Jurassic
Master Jurassic - Πριν 4 μήνες
I like how he’s still processing the first kill by the time he several other Kills are
Architectural Works
Architectural Works - Πριν 4 μήνες
Brah u like..orgasm...😂😂😂
Caila W
Caila W - Πριν 4 μήνες
Kitsunuki Inari
Kitsunuki Inari - Πριν 4 μήνες
Look around bro, they protect the guns, and let it slide cuz we do the horse and pony show. We are puppets and perform. He is wearing confederate pants the white horse from the bible...this is real bro real af.
Kitsunuki Inari
Kitsunuki Inari - Πριν 4 μήνες
I love your reaction bro, feel it.
Kitsunuki Inari
Kitsunuki Inari - Πριν 4 μήνες
They catchin you slippin up.
Nikki Harris
Nikki Harris - Πριν 4 μήνες
O my goodness, My favorite reaction thus far.
Jimmy Rustled
Jimmy Rustled - Πριν 4 μήνες
President Trump 2020.
Jay Billz
Jay Billz - Πριν 4 μήνες
So Im watching reaction videos for The Happytime Murders and somewhere in my feed u popped up. I'm like "yo that's Melvin!" Yo waddup boooooooy! Your reaction to TIA was priceless, one of the most amusing and emotional I've seen. One of the best! And it helped that it was in the wee hours and u were half lit at least. And u had to temper urself. Very funny reaction. Had to watch u twice just as I had to watch TIA twice to make sure I saw what I saw, but knowing the outcome. And that haunting ending, yikes. Good catch with Sza. Most thought she was a random prop til they read about her participation. Anyhow, stay smooth brother. Be well in NYC
Melvin Taylor II
Melvin Taylor II - Πριν 2 μήνες
Jay Billz JAY!!!!!! Thank you so much man how you been?
JaxTheSwift - Πριν 4 μήνες
Melvin.exe has stopped working.
SEZ Clan
SEZ Clan - Πριν 4 μήνες
Uptown Brown
Uptown Brown - Πριν 4 μήνες
Don't worry brother I didn't get it at first either! But after watching it over and over it GENIUS!!!!!!!
Melvin Taylor II
Melvin Taylor II - Πριν 4 μήνες
donHooligan - Πριν 4 μήνες
that was my 1st reaction too...Total Bewilderment
Melvin Taylor II
Melvin Taylor II - Πριν 4 μήνες
Bonnie Gail
Bonnie Gail - Πριν 4 μήνες
woke yet? LOL
I think him not wearing a shirt represents the objectification of black men as sex objects. At 3:48 in your video, where he stands there like a real man, showing his strength with his back to the camera, flexing his back, he looks like a real man just ever so briefly, his whole vibe brought me to tears, then when the camera comes to face him, he slips into a non-threatening pose, almost a caricature - gambino is a very talented artist
Byrnason 1823
Byrnason 1823 - Πριν 4 μήνες
Dem reactions though
Vk Roussel
Vk Roussel - Πριν 4 μήνες
This IS America !
Lia K
Lia K - Πριν 4 μήνες
Am I the only one who noticed the 17 seconds of silence during the video for the 17 victims of the high school shooting in Florida?
zachary939 - Πριν 4 μήνες
I've watched a LOT of reaction videos to this, and you are the only dude who stayed appropriately shocked after the first shooting and didn't go back to head bobbing a few beats later.
I think that probably says a lot about your character.
Melvin Taylor II
Melvin Taylor II - Πριν 4 μήνες
Thank you so much. Once that happened I knew this was different and wanted to make sure I took in as much as possible.
sumesh cs
sumesh cs - Πριν 4 μήνες
Sasha Funny Play 2.0
Sasha Funny Play 2.0 - Πριν 4 μήνες
Hellou i from RUSSIA good rili good this godin
ian trelaw
ian trelaw - Πριν 4 μήνες
This is Uganda,
My motherland
My Home that I love so much
Another prominent leader has been shot dead
Who is it?
Abiriga,the yellow man
Panic here,Panic there
Some arrests have been done here and there
And that's it
He is gone.
And the killers too are no where to be seen.
This is Uganda,
Around that time,it's party here and party there
Many of my brothers and sisters have come to the end of their time in school and some totally done
The graduation has brought well wishers,relatives,friends and family from different places
Happiness is all in the air
But for many,the excitement ends there
Because months after that,they are still hoping to find their first job and the hopes seem to be withering down and getting further like the sun setting at dawn
Some have chosen paths totally different from what they studied for.
The professional doctor is now a trader,
The one who studied engineering is now a farmer.
This is Uganda,
The neighbor's dogs are feasting on meat,chicken bones or even the chicken itself and maybe some serious Dog food sold in supermarkets but the neighbors slept on empty stomachs the previous night,
The mother is the main Breadwinner for the husband abandoned them
There is very thin hope for a meal the next day,
Maybe a Good Samaritan will do a miracle,
But it certainly is not going to be their most immediate neighbor
While kids from well-to-do families are picked from the gates of their Parents' homes to go to school and brought back back later in the evening,
Somewhere,a kid in the same age range or slightly older has also woken up to start his/her day.
With his/her old & dirty sack on the back,held by the neck,he traverses the whole village throughout the day in search for scrap metal,plastics and some metallic cans that he/she hopes to sell off and find a little something to buy some food and also enjoy some 'luxuries' like maybe buying a secondhand T-shirt/Dress.
Imagine that!!.
This is Uganda,
We pay for justice
Some pay to deny others justice
And this is the way it is
A Police/security officer will ask you for a bribe openly with no shame
And it's the order of the day
Disguised as a small token for a 'Ka-soda' or 'Ka-lunch'
Someone in authority will favor you over others and it will pass unnoticed like it was not noticed.
This Is Uganda.
Therese Ball
Therese Ball - Πριν 4 μήνες
Your "reaction video" was one of the first I viewed after seeing the video myself. Absolutely the best (and, most honest, emotional) reaction video ever. Thank you for giving Childish G. his just due. He is truly a phenomenon.
Melvin Taylor II
Melvin Taylor II - Πριν 4 μήνες
Thank you!
Ashy Slashy Deadkiller
Ashy Slashy Deadkiller - Πριν 4 μήνες
Hye bro', I'm from France and I didn't know you since yesterday when I watched this video reaction and I looked up to your channel, man you rock! I like your radio, the music you listen and you look like a very nice dude, so I'm gonna talk about you here in France and tell my bros to follow you! Keep goin you're doing an awesome work! Donald Glover is the best 😉
Vicentico223 - Πριν 4 μήνες
Best reaction.
Aleksandras Fedotovas
Aleksandras Fedotovas - Πριν 4 μήνες
from 3.03 best reaction ever T_T
Vee Campbell
Vee Campbell - Πριν 4 μήνες
Symbolism......first was the facial expression=Uncle Ruckus (Boondocks).....everything was going on in the background.....the Minstrel Pose (Jim Crow Era) when he shot the first guy. The chior = Charleston......the guns were handled gently.......the white horse in the background= The Book of Revelations....the kids on the "celly...this is a tool" =recording the end= "Get Out".
Goddess Wisdom TV
Goddess Wisdom TV - Πριν 4 μήνες
2:40 something I 😂😂😂😂😂🤣
Tasha Vladimiroff
Tasha Vladimiroff - Πριν 4 μήνες
I thought the seventeen seconds of silence for parkland was so dope
Juan Carlos Marcano Serrano
Juan Carlos Marcano Serrano - Πριν 4 μήνες
Usted es el único que ha demostrado una reacción absolutamente acorde con el contenido de este tema, lo felicito...
Taylor Deloney
Taylor Deloney - Πριν 5 μήνες
This is hilarious
Andy C
Andy C - Πριν 5 μήνες
My man...This is the best reaction for this track I’ve seen! You were in total open mouthed awe at this. Fantastic!
Basil In the Forest
Basil In the Forest - Πριν 5 μήνες
basically my reaction the first time.but,this is america will go down in history.
Angela Barton
Angela Barton - Πριν 5 μήνες
Best reaction I've seen. Priceless, yes. Kind of does make one mentally speechless because it's so full of real life commentary. It's brilliant.
Satoshi-Kun - Πριν 5 μήνες
2:34 NANI!?
Kiwi Jello
Kiwi Jello - Πριν 5 μήνες
Great reaction. I know I am late, but my favorite thing about the video is that he shot people and no one batted an eyelash, but light up some weed and dance on a car, and the mob chases him down. This is America , indeed.
鈴凛太郎 - Πριν 5 μήνες
Designed - Πριν 5 μήνες
02:35 - 03:18.
Best reaction ever.
finesse_ madboy
finesse_ madboy - Πριν 5 μήνες
His face wen childish shoot the people
Max Tagliatelle
Max Tagliatelle - Πριν 5 μήνες
Reality in your face......
Sarah Ferguson
Sarah Ferguson - Πριν 5 μήνες
This video is a parody of racial discrimination and death by America as an establishment to the black race ... the white horse is from the bible and signifies the end of times ... there are four horses in the book of revelation the dancing signifies distractions Either entertainment or materialism while our people are murdered the trousers are confederate uniform ( self explanatory) .. the one eye symbol is representing evil .. the church choir being shot is God being killed off and neglected in our lives .. and the running at the end is running away from the establishment aka America ... very clever statement ! And most importantly very true
fofo fabulous
fofo fabulous - Πριν 5 μήνες
How about this: In the beginning, simply dressed barefoot country man represents slaves/free men in the South playing happy music on acoustic guitar...soul(ful music) originates in South. He (Donald) or black man (or culture) turns and changes as he joins occult (in music industry). Notice his one-eyed expression as he changes the mood of music and video. He "executes" the simple black man representing this segment of (southern) black culture. His gun is taken away on red cloth as something important but shot victim is simply dragged away.
fofo fabulous
fofo fabulous - Πριν 5 μήνες
In the end, however, singer, no matter how rich and famous, he's just a barcode...
fofo fabulous
fofo fabulous - Πριν 5 μήνες
Singer, dancer, entertainer is at the forefront grabbing your attention; kids are following role model. Everyone ignores or doesn't focus on real issues in the background. Singer says he made it. Wears Gucci; he's pretty; all eyes on him. "Black man. Get your money. Grandma said get your money. Singer dances on top of cars. Reminded me of Jim Brown and Michael Jackson. PERFORM (says illuminati). Dance and make money for me and you so we can all party.
fofo fabulous
fofo fabulous - Πριν 5 μήνες
How about this: In the beginning, simply dressed barefoot country man represents slaves/free men in the South playing happy music on acoustic guitar...soul(ful music) originates in South. He (Donald) or black man (or culture) turns and changes as he joins occult (in music industry). Notice his one-eyed expression as he changes the mood of music and video. He "executes" the simple black man representing this segment of (southern) black culture. His gun is taken away on red cloth as something important but shot victim is simply dragged away.
Alex Batista
Alex Batista - Πριν 5 μήνες
jajúpaixao - Πριν 5 μήνες
Sua reação, foi a minha kkkk aqui é Brasil 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷
brenda gonzalez
brenda gonzalez - Πριν 5 μήνες
its kinda frustrating when people don't get the shooting references right away like where the hell do you live that you don't get the church shooting right away.... I can understand non POC not getting it but POC being confused is really sad .... I don't know if y'all do it for likes
Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Chip - Πριν 5 μήνες
i subbed
Racquel Putt
Racquel Putt - Πριν 5 μήνες
Man you got me scared, lol. Really priceless! but on a serious note, That really is what goes on in America, really psycho
rodentcafeteria - Πριν 5 μήνες
Hello?  Hello?  Are you still with us?
kermit the frog
kermit the frog - Πριν 5 μήνες
What a jolly happy man :)
Lexington Raymond
Lexington Raymond - Πριν 5 μήνες
Dude...what's up? You froze! This is priceless..hahahahahahaha
Fer Rosas Córdoba
Fer Rosas Córdoba - Πριν 5 μήνες
Master piece from Mr. Glover ! ...great reaction and thoughts !
darthraider *
darthraider * - Πριν 5 μήνες
...thankfully it shows that when we are woke we see the full horror of the shootings... On the flip.. When we are not woke... we are desensitised to it and almost sanitise shootings..distraction is a cope mechanism as well as a cause.. at the horrified all races watching this back...phew..we are human after all...powerful!
PapaGeorg10 - Πριν 5 μήνες
You didnt say much but your reaction was the best lol
Imani Strong
Imani Strong - Πριν 5 μήνες
You are in the top 2 for best reaction to this video, you need an award for real!
Melvin Taylor II
Melvin Taylor II - Πριν 2 μήνες
Imani Strong hahaha thank you!
Lydia Nyakundi
Lydia Nyakundi - Πριν 5 μήνες
This is my favourite reaction ever😁🤣🤣🤣
abraham velazquez
abraham velazquez - Πριν 5 μήνες
it's all about some upgrades that this young generation has to face every day , every person has demons that won't let you see beyond the reality a new sad reality
Cookie Tee
Cookie Tee - Πριν 5 μήνες
I'm feeling the emotion! Lol. Your reaction was Epic!! 😅😂I was the same way, processed it and then I understood after watching it 2 more times and a waste of hot wings because after seeing the video I wasn't hungry anymore. Lol
$mulamane$ - Πριν 5 μήνες
This nigga went the whole video and only blinked once 😂😂💀
Junior Hernandez
Junior Hernandez - Πριν 5 μήνες
2:37 '' what''😂
Saeko Tomonori
Saeko Tomonori - Πριν 5 μήνες
The fact you got distracted by the smiles and the dances moves shows this is made for you. You are being distracted, not noticing the real problems in the background. You are part of the problem.

Everything is symbolic.

Just going to point out a few notes on the symbolism in this video to help understand,

This is obviously interpretation and there are surely more I didn't list and some people may disagree with some, but this will help you appreciate the video more:

-Gambino IS America, he is a descendant of a slave in Southern Rebel clothing, but he doesn't have a shirt because it's taken off his back
- He's wearing 2 chains; representing shackles AND the obsession with riches and gold while most people can't afford much, so they're small
- The dancing and weird faces and the way he stands at the beginning when he is shooting is all imitating Jim Crow and minstrel shows when white men wore blackface
- He shoots the guy with the guitar and his face is covered when he's killed because no one cares about the victims or their lives
- He is wearing Confederate soldier uniform pants and shoes
-He hands the gun off in a red cloth, representing how people care more about the gun than the victim, and it's red from blood and from the Republican party
-He dances with back up dancers away smiling to show how fast America moves on from gun deaths
-The students are all dressed in a uniform, being programmed to fall in line
-The students are "following along" and they're the only ones who don't get hurt through the video, showing if you just obey and do what the leader does, you'll be "fine" - just not free to do what you want
-There is violence and rioting and killing happening in the background, but you're distracted by the entertainment, commentary on the industries that distract us
-He says, "this is a celly" while he points at bystanders with no faces who are recording on cells while sitting on what looks like a cell block and says it's a "tool" where the prisons are tools to keep people down, black men being the most overrepresented race in prisons (after Native Americans it just that they're a small population), and that cell phones are "tools" to brainwash and distract people from what's really going on around them
-The choir was for the church that was attacked, and once again he wraps the gun in red cloth brought by a child
-The white horse is death and one of the four riders of the apocalypse, meaning the incredibly high rates of gun deaths
-The lyrics :
" We just wanna party
Party just for you
We just want the money
Money just for you
I know you wanna party
Party just for me"
Are about black Americans entertaining the country and how mostly white men profit off of their careers
-He says "shake the frame" as a metaphor for the confusion and disorientation Americans face trying to see the truth through so much bias, opinion, spin and disinformation
-At the end, he's trying to run away from America, he's a black man being chased by a lynch mob and running for his life, or from the police, or from the society he exists in, or he is America trying to run from itself and not face the problems that are tearing it apart
-The catch ya slipping line is about how you'll end up homeless and destitute if you can't keep your game on point and keep working, no one will be there to help you out of poverty
-Look what I'm whipping up is a reference to how black men in particular find education and well paid employment often outside their reach and turn to the drug game to survive
-He talks about America's need for drugs and how drugs being considered contraband takes the lives of black men through death and prison
-His hair is natural, therefore he is not a part of the Europeanization of black men, proud of his appearance rather than afraid - which has been the goal of white men, to be superior and have black men beneath them, and that's gone along with a lot of scary and painful things and today is better than slave times but it's still super racist and black men get murdered by police regularly
-He talks about the prevalence of gun violence in cities andmajority black neighborhoods, but no one else cares so everyone feels like they have to have a gun to survive
-He uses terms frequently used in music and black culture, pointing out the kind of things people are concerned about (rather than what's happening in the video)
-He repeats "black man get your money" he is referring to the fact that the only black men who are safe are the rich ones, so money buys you more equality to be around white people, the rest are thugs, so get money or suffer
- The lyrics
"You just a Black man in this world
You just a barcode, ayy
You just a Black man in this world
Drivin' expensive foreigns, ayy
You just a big dawg, yeah
I kenneled him in the backyard
No proper life to a dog
For a big dog"
He is talking about the lack of identity given to black men and then the way they've been treated throughout history, oppressed through slavery and racism.
-"This Is America" is told by a black man who is EVERY black man in America, past and present, and is from all perspectives

There is SO much more to this video, but a lot of people don't seem to recognize what he is saying, so there is a translation of what the symbolism in the video is.?
Terrence Abney
Terrence Abney - Πριν 5 μήνες
Was that you sitting in the chair at the beginning? Lmao
Payal Patel
Payal Patel - Πριν 5 μήνες
Watch it again. It’s deep just think about it.
nona NBH
nona NBH - Πριν 5 μήνες
It’s ramadan 🌙💕 I know it’s different but you need react to “ Zain Ramadan 2018 Commercial - سيدي الرئيس “ please watch it. Love you 💕
Tia Nicole
Tia Nicole - Πριν 5 μήνες
your face was STUCK @ the beginning lol..
ettekamba6969 - Πριν 5 μήνες
The second coming of FELA of afrobeats.he nails by looking back to history and his roots.from mother land Africa.shirtless like FELA Anikulapo Ransom KUTI.check these name out.pointing out of all shits in continental America
Toseti Swicord
Toseti Swicord - Πριν 5 μήνες
So nobody just not notice the anti Christ riding on the white horse
Bernardo Gutierrez
Bernardo Gutierrez - Πριν 5 μήνες
I'd say this is the faniest reaction video bout this is America.... Hahahah love it
lynda gaston
lynda gaston - Πριν 6 μήνες
There are so many things that I'm picking up more & more as I watch! I've watched it over 20x's. The stance of him with the gun with the first guy is a replica of Jim Crow. Notice how after he shot him the gun was placed in the hands of a teen in a red cloth. More care was given to the gun then the victim (he was dragged out). After he shot the choir, all law enforcement was facing the choir (like they did something) as he walked in the opposite direction.
The pointing of the fictitious gun as the children ran away (hear the screams, doors slamming & locking) represent the school shootings, 17 second pause (in honor of the Parkland shooting victims) & so much more!
Aaron Villanueva
Aaron Villanueva - Πριν 6 μήνες
You missed tons, bro. The white horse, the kids on cell phones with faces covered like terrorists, the cars that are exact models of black victims killed by police with doors open on the side the murder happened, the Jim Crow pose he made when he shot the guitarist, the white face expressions he made in his dances....I cant even write it all out, so much. It’s an epic and powerful video.
Kaida - Πριν 6 μήνες
your face after the first shot 😂😂😂
nooni kai
nooni kai - Πριν 6 μήνες
The man in the beginning represents treyvon martins father who loves to play the guitar, the first shooting was showing how they take care of the gun more than the person who was kilt. the dancing was a distraction from the background showing everything that actually happens everyday after someone gets shot ...the rioting and burning of cars when they rioted when the cops kilt unarmed blacks. and the shooting of the choir represented the boy dillian who shot the black church in south carolina with the AK. the dances like "shoop" shows how when things like that happen everybody tends to forget and focus on the new dance that comes out. and when the kids was on their phones while they were sitting on the balcony they were recording what was going on like they do now when something is happening rather than calling for help. the pants and his stance at the beginning of the video was representing the jim crow law. and the cars and stuff at the end of the video represents the flashy life that rap artist has and that is somewhat more important of some of the things going on. you have to watch the video a couple of times and not focus on him and his dancing but the stuff going on behind him. (just my thought) hope this helps
Benjamin Gunness
Benjamin Gunness - Πριν 6 μήνες
It's been said before, but in the background, during the upbeat dance sections, someone jumps to their death, people charge past with hatchets and bats, and guns are carried off in velvet while corpses get dragged across the ground.
Bulka28 - Πριν 6 μήνες
Ahahah nice reaction
axserwz - Πριν 6 μήνες
going in style
The1forGod - Πριν 6 μήνες
The mask on the man face is to show how they disregard the life of a Black man and how they value that gun instead. The red represents the blood on America's hands. SZA - the woman is "The Statute of Liberty" the woman, the man resembles the father of one of the police shootings with the young Black man unjustified. The White Horse of the end time Apocalypse and the police is hell for Black folks
WaterNinjaGaming - Πριν 6 μήνες
Great reaction video!!!
Jodi Willis
Jodi Willis - Πριν 6 μήνες
Your face didn’t change for like a minute. Best reaction I’ve seen.
JohnnyOmm - Πριν 6 μήνες
are you ever gonna blink lmao