Shirtless Donald Glover debuts intense 'This Is America' video, song on 'SNL'

Shirtless Donald Glover debuts intense 'This Is America' video, song on 'SNL'

Director, actor, producer and musician Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, has given his chart-topping new music video a distinctly South African twist, performing the local dance, "Gwara Gwara". Theories about what it all means have started stacking up.

But it was the video he released for the latter after his "SNL" performance that created a major buzz. One of the lyrics is "Grandma told me: get your money, black man".

With jarring moments containing gun violence contrasted with cuts of dancing and singing choirs and children, it is not for the faint of heart.

In the video, Glover shows a compelling representation of the America that this generation has learned to live in, both the good and bad.

Childish Gambino in a still from "This is America".

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He couldn't have picked a more poignant time to throw his hat into the discussion on gun violence in America. And, it was only less than 24 hours after the actor/rapper hosted and performed at Saturday Night Live as Donald Glover, where he dramatized Kanye West in a memorable skit, A Quiet Place.

The Grammy-winning artist also received praises from social media for his cryptic video.

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.

In the middle of their glossy video, the rap trio are sitting in a therapy session with Dr. Angela Anderson, played by Cicely Strong.

Before Glover charmed America with his monologue, the stars came out for a Trump-verse cold open filled with great guest appearances.

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