Donald Glover, the man behind Childish Gambino and the wildly successful think piece that is his single This Is America, said on Thursday he’ll just leave you be on your theories and observations about the song and its accompanying music video.
Appearing on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” to plug the season finale of “Atlanta” and hype the Hollywood premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” Glover joked that he was “too sensitive” to read all the in-depth analyses that’s been popping up all over the Internet since This Is America dropped last weekend.
Glover a.k.a Gambino has largely avoided saying anything about the observations that came out that have attempted to explain the violent imagery, the duality and juxtapositioning used, and even down to the pants he wore in the music video.
“Some friends have sent a couple [of stories], but to be real, I haven’t been on the internet since Thursday night before the ‘Saturday Night Live,’” said Glover, who aside from singing and rapping, is also an actor and director.
“It’s like I don’t want to be in all the mix. It’s bad for me. I’m really sensitive,” added the 34-year-old. “So I’m like, I’ll just let it be.”
He even joked that he’d troll a person who would have anything bad to say about This Is America.
“I see one negative thing and I track that person down. I will go into their Instagram and be like, ‘You not so great! That baby’s not even that cute!’”
This Is America dropped last Saturday and has already garnered more than 100 million views on YouTube.