Entertainment 'This Is America': The Childish Gambino video explained

20:02  07 may  2018
20:02  07 may  2018 Source:   cnn.com

Adele celebrates 30th birthday with epic Titanic-themed bash

  Adele celebrates 30th birthday with epic Titanic-themed bash Count Adele as one of the many fans who’ll never let go of Titanic. The singer posted photos to Instagram on Sunday showing she celebrated her 30th birthday with a Titanic-themed party she called “the best night of my life.” “Dirty 30!” she captioned a trio of images, including ones of her dressed in a sparkly gown like the one Kate Winslet wore as Rose in James Cameron’s 1997 film, standing atop a grand staircase. “I’m not sure what I’m going to do for the next 30 years as I’ve been blessed beyond words in my life so far.” “Thank you to everyone for coming along for the ride the last 11 years with me,” she wrote. “My family and friends for entertaining my super fandom of the Titanic movie. Last night was the best night of my life.” Dirty 30! I’m not sure what I’m going to do for the next 30 years as I’ve been blessed beyond words in my life so far. Thank you to everyone for coming along for the ride the last 11 years with me. My family and friends for entertaining my super fandom of the Titanic movie. Last night was the best night of my life. Here’s a couple pics. I’m absolutely fucked, not sure I’ll make it out the house again! Ps Childish Gambino how the hell do you have time to offer us so much greatness on so many platforms. I adore you x A post shared by Adele (@adele) on May 6, 2018 at 4:41pm PDT The party was apparently a blast — “I’m absolutely f—ed, not sure I’ll make it out of the house again,” Adele said in her Instagram caption — but she still had time to check out (and praise) the new music that Donald Glover released this weekend. “Ps Childish Gambino how the hell do you have time to offer us so much greatness on so many platforms,” she added. “I adore you.” Check out Adele’s Titanic party photos above.

Donald Glover had quite the weekend. The actor hosted "Saturday Night Live" and was the musical guest as his rap/R&B alter ego, Childish Gambino .

By PhillyCustoms May 6, 2018 4:56 am. Watch “ This Is America ” by Childish Gambino . Donald Glover aka Childish Gamino returns with his new single “ This Is America .”. The song will appear on his forthcomig album.

(CNN) Donald Glover had quite the weekend.

The actor, who has been riding high these days with both his series "Atlanta" and his role as young Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming "Solo: A Star Wars Story," both hosted "Saturday Night Live" and was the musical guest as his rap/R&B alter ego, Childish Gambino.

Glover as Gambino won a Grammy this year for best traditional R & B performance for his song "Redbone" and premiered two new songs on "SNL," titled "Saturday" and "This Is America."

    Donald Glover standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera © Donald Glover But it was the video he released for the latter after his "SNL" performance that created a major buzz.

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    When the news of Childish Gambino hosting and performing on SNL tonight and touring in September came out last month, many heads turned at the implication of new music in the near future.

    "This Is America" lit up social media after its debut.

    Here's what you need to know about the music video that has many hailing Glover/Gambino as a genius:

    You will need to watch it more than once

    Directed by "Atlanta" director Hiro Murai, the video is pretty surreal and packed full of messages.

    It's pretty expansive and filmed in a warehouse, which allows for lots of action.

    As much as your eye will be drawn to Glover as a shirtless Gambino, pay close attention also to what is happening in the background (warning for violence).

    It takes on gun violence in America

    Murders occur, but the guns are treated more delicately than human lives in the video -- a strong statement given the current debate over gun control.

    The imagery also has sparked conversation about several other themes including police brutality, social media and what people are really paying attention to in the United States.

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    After handling hosting duties on Saturday Night Live, Childish Gambino releases his powerful video for his new “ This is America ”. The video is directed by Hiro Murai and touches on some of the things we are seeing in this country.

    “ This is America ” by Childish Gambino smarturl.it/TcIgAnDirector: Hiro MurainProducer: Doomsday with Ibra Ake and Fam Rothstein of Wolf + Rothsteinntour tickets and merchandise available at childishgambino .com. YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Overdose (Official Video ) by MusicTube.

    "The fact that Childish Gambino's 'This is America' tackles police brutality, gun violence, media misdirection, and the use of African-Americans as a brand shield, all while dancing in Jim Crow-style caricature, shows a transcendence or mere performance and demands attention," one person tweeted.

    About that dancing

    Fans have been dissecting the various dance moves in the video, with many determining they represent an overall distraction from the chaos that is happening in the background.

    There's a cameo you might miss

    Yes, that was singer SZA sitting on a car toward the end of the video. 

    On Sunday, the singer Instagrammed some photos of herself on set. 

    Her guest appearance could be a clue for the pair working together.

    This is America

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