Childish Gambino Debuts 'This Is America' On 'Saturday Night Live'

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Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, is an influential Black artist whose rise to prominence has coincided with the Trump presidency. It's basically how America deals with the black people and how the evil is so deep rooted that all of us need to make an effort to ensure everyone is treated with equality.

In the Hiro Murai-directed music video, a camera follows the shirtless Atlanta star/creator around a warehouse; however, it's not all fun and games.

In less than 24 hours, the complex and layered music video received over 10 million views on YouTube. The guns used in the clip are treated with care, with well-dressed men appearing to whisk them away on red cloth, while black bodies lie where they fell in the background.

This repeated exposure to acts of violence - even when that exposure comes vicariously through the media - has had a numbing effect on Americans. But the dancing serves a distraction from what's really going on.

Then, it happens again as he opens fire on an entire choir of gospel singers.

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The hashtag #ThisIsAmerica is trending on Twitter in the U.S. and the video has been shared by celebs including Kanye West, Tim Minchin (who predicts kids will study the song in college), Josh Groban and Debra Messing to name just a few.

You can check out the full "This Is America" track on Apple Music/iTunes, as well as the song's official music video below.

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. There's no release date yet for the new album, but we can probably expect it sometime before the end of the year.

It is an incredibly lovely and well-directed video.

"This Is America" is the first single from Glover since his Grammy Award-nominated 2016 album Awaken, My Love. For the rest of the show, Glover proved why the show definitely should've chosen him.

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