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Courtney Slavin @courtneyslavin
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I need someone to talk to about the genius behind Gambino’s “This is America” because I cannot handle this emotion on my own!

ALSO: he references Stephon Clark “This is a celly” meaning this was put together in

ALSO (continued): Could this be a Horseman of the Apocalypse running through the background? But also the fact that you could miss it because of the dancing in the foreground further emphasizes the distractions of pop culture/social media #ThisIsAmerica
Another thing: gambino says “this is guerilla” referencing a style of unofficial warfare popularized in Vietnam where civilians are armed causing constant suspense and paranoia for all those living within the nation.

Y’all, I can’t.
Continued: Gambino made a Twitter account just to announce the release because twitter is a microcosm of what the single is about. All the while, KNOWING the reactions to the single would reflect EVERYTHING the song is about. Again, Genius.
Question: Is there significance in that it only includes black bodies? Even the reference (choir) to the AME church in 2015 which was committed by a white man used Gambino as the shooter. Hence, is this supposed to be a look into the black experience, or am I off? #ThisIsAmerica
All this has taught me is that Gambino needs to change his stage name because there ain’t NOTHIN Childish about this!
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