Yesterday, Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover released a music video for his new song, "This Is America." The internet damn-near broke, because people were obsessed with the many layers and multiple meanings behind the 4-minute visual.
The video looks incredible. It was directed by Hiro Murai, the same guy who, according to Noisey, has "been behind videos for Earl Sweatshirt, Bloc Party, and Flying Lotus, as well as a handful of Atlanta episodes."
Fans were shook:
But what got the Internet riled up are all the hidden meanings. Here are a few we found:
1.Take for example this pose, which shows the "original Jim Crow":
2.The details were super nuanced, like the pants that Childish wore. They've been traced back to "basics of Confederate army uniforms."
3.Then there was that white horse in the background:
4.Here's the exact Bible verse that the white horse references:
5.The video even speaks to America's gun violence:
6.In fact, there was a graphic scene which touched precisely on the Charleston massacre from 2015.
7.Blink and you might miss this one:
8.You could potentially gloss over all of the various dances and their meanings that are intertwined into the video, too: