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

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    Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' has become an overnight cultural phenomenon. The internet was quick to point out tons of hidden messages throughout the piece. Here's some you've might have missed.
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    1. Gaida Alzaid

      In my opinion, I think that in the first shooting it was actually referring to Micheal Jackson tragedy as well........

    2. kiminsky

      STAY REAL LIKE YOU ARE , YOU CAN..

    3. SSoullessGinger

      Notice once gambino is dancing on the cars, the man that was shot at the start of the video, or at least someone like him is there, playing guitar, with a mask over his head. This could symbolize the way government covers up bad things so as not to startle the people or cause riots. Also, the fact he is still playing despite apparently being shot, something that will change your live for ever (if your dead). This could mark that despite the man has been through tough things, like the shooting, or even things not on camera, he is continuing to play, hinting at alot of public figures (/celebrities) hiding what they are going through to do what they should and continue, despite the pain. (in this case he was "Killed" but it could be depression or any other family or general issue)

    4. this is why we FIGHT

      Give 10 reason why mr. Mime is thier.. 😂😂😎👍

    5. Stephen Parrish

      "overnight cultural phenomenon" well that lasted...

    6. Reagan

      Pants back then would have had a buckle in the back not loops and buttons on the front area. I think he just wore pants and chains because that’s what he wanted to do.

    7. Treylin Harp

      so you and your subs are uteits

    8. Treylin Harp

      he wit to a Amerisa

    9. GamingwithJenny YT

      When he was dancing on the cars he acts like he kills the white hooded man but he is actually on the chair with his gutair

    10. Ms Fleet owner

      another hidden meaning i saw in the video is at the end when he was seemingly running for his life. in the background, if you notice what appeared to be white and black ppl chasing him. White ppl where directly behind him at the forefront of the chase symbolizing that they are always hot on our trail and will never just freely let us escaspe their suppression and oppression, which keeps a lot of black ppl in DEPRESSION..the black ppl that where on the outside of the chase symbolized to me black ppl trying to escape as well and black ppl that continue to be enslaved puppet masters for white ppl who also try to keep fellow black ppl in that oppressive mentality..this is just my analysis of what i interpreted from that part of the video in addition to all the other things that the young lady pointed out!

    11. Ms Fleet owner

      another hidden meaning i saw in the video is at the end when he was seemingly running for his life. in the background, if you notice what appeared to be white and black ppl chasing him. White ppl where directly behind him at the forefront of the chase symbolizing that they are always hot on our trail and will never just freely let us escaspe their suppression and oppression, which keeps a lot of black ppl in DEPRESSION..the black ppl that where on the outside of the chase symbolized to me black ppl trying to escape as well and black ppl that continue to be enslaved puppet masters for white ppl who also try to keep fellow black ppl in that oppressive mentality..this is just my analysis of what i interpreted from that part of the video in addition to all the other things that the young lady pointed out!

    12. Mohamad Aminzadeh

      its music listen to in and enjoy it,life is short you dont have to pay so much atention to details

    13. AlexanderTheGr8

      This is Donald Trumps America 😭 jk Issa libturd joke

    14. Aya Sameh

      I came here for the pants

    15. Chipsonic Restoneia

      One thing that stuck out to me was the police cars and the police officers chase it people near the cars. This might be a referenced police brutality in America.

    16. Nissi's World

      I'm a black 10 yr old and I have question on 2:01 how the hell do black people look like that

    17. its from japab

      I don’t know to much about Judy garland (other than she was in the wizard of oz and that she’s dead) but damn I can’t/can believe that she did that

    18. its from japab

      Damn

    19. Zachary Gaming

      im the 25,925 guy to see an america hater

    20. HaikkalHedrion

      Yo man..., this is deep

    21. Stephen Bracco

      Two chickens come home to roost at around 1 minute 30 seconds in his video. And "black man get your money" = the materialistic, consumerist message that IS America. Become a tool of the establishment, and maybe we'll stop shooting you. All the empty cars = America's suburban car culture lifestyle, it isolates.

    22. Minoshka Downer

      Love the song love the video love the meaning and love the way u broke it down thanks

    23. khai mí

      *THIS IS AMERICA 2*

    24. Sua Beoni93

      I literally hate America, I wanna move

      1. Almost Done

        Sua Beoni93 no ones stoping you

    25. Ashley YouTube

      in the begging when its all empty around Gambino and the guy with the guitar... the emptiness represents how empty America is becoming because of all of the gun violence; and or suicide attempts

    26. Mami Oreos

      He probably just wore pants that he liked lmfao

    27. Skyzon Cloncluxing

      It's meaning is shows how horrible america is with guns

    28. Cary Coller

      Why can't it just be a cool entertaining song? Stop looking for something in everything. Good grief.

    29. Lola

      Slave pants. Well I'll be damned!

    30. Nova Sniperr

      You missed that in the 2.14 mark, a man jumps to his death. This could relate to suicides in america.

    31. nanofienduk

      I just thought it was about how america is self obsessed , a generation that films tragic events rather than stops them and is de sensitized to tragic events , these things can happen all around you but you keep dancing and ignoring the negatives in blissful ignorance of reality as its out of your individual control,turning to weed to distract themselves from the problems of society and reality , in the end everyone is running for their lives in panic in what they call " freedom" you could find thousands of meanings in this video does not mean they are planned , like many videos , it is genius tho , amazing iconography! the onl difference in great Britain is gun laws and alcohol instead of weed but its much the same in all the "developed free world" BTW great when high

    32. Dominic Tirl

      Red America? Republicans don't shoot black people in the inner cities Chicago has strict gun laws and criminals don't care about gun laws

    33. 챙데렐라chaengderella

      also a message i found was in the choir scene The paint of the wall behind the choir is white and red, same with door so it looks like camouflage. When gambino (acting as the suspect) opened the door, the paint on the door still blends well with colors of the wall and it looks like no one noticed it. When gambino went in the room no one still noticed (like in the florida school shooting) And gambino's weapon was a rifle i think? and that rifle was the weapon that the suspect of the florida school shooting used. and that scene is a metaphor for the florida school shooting.. a metaphor for the event that no one saw coming (that's why the paint color of the door is like camouflage)

    34. Sani Dragneel

      If you notice there are police cars but no police in them and/or if they are there they’re not doing anything to stop the violence. They don’t like us and we are killing ourselves anyway for them. Why would they want to stop us?

      1. Sani Dragneel

        Another thing I noticed is that he always passes the gun to a child. Also notice it’s children videotaping everything that’s happened. It’s also children copping him dancing. I think this points to children always being there and watching and learning from what we do now. Which is repeating the cycle through them.

    35. Donlad Trump

      Celly tool part is what ?

    36. Magda Kowalska

      Co za gówno amerykańskie

    37. bubbles

      So shocking!.... Lol

    38. Hen Hen

      Celly means celebration or at least in hockey it does

    39. Shadow Shulk

      He ran to Canada

    40. AshleeCupcakes454

      It has a a lot of hidden messages right but is he not part of the Illuminati? Meaning is also feeding into this. Entertaining the people is huge in this aspect where everyone is not out the matrix thinking for themselves.

    41. miickey505

      Poeple who get surprise with this ...than you live in a perfect life ..and still doesn't know shit about the world...

    42. Jonathan Viton

      I don't get all the racism white or black Chinese or American what's the difference we're all human beings at the end of the day

      1. Jonathan Viton

        Zoe - it's like Humanity instead of trying to become better we become worse every day

      2. Zoe -

        Jonathan Viton ikr?

    43. Pete Chlopek

      American cars looked like a Toyota to me.

    44. Winston Smith

      They're putting the guns in red clothe so they don't get their prints on them then take them away to wipe them

    45. PanicWeasel

      I never new this song had an important meaning to it

    46. kausmo tumynski

      Actually most of the cars are Japanese made hooptie's, could be a play on bling used in most hip-hop vids..

    47. Jayelle Glover

      Uhhh I didn’t notice sza

    48. Airsoft JOKER

      The last part where he is running away from white people

    49. Bum Bum

      They do the hype emote

    50. Ibrahim Mudassar

      We did this in school and researched it.