Next Level Genius: Celebrities Are In Awe Of Childish Gambino's Absolutely Brilliant 'This Is America' Video

Next Level Genius: Celebrities Are In Awe Of Childish Gambino's Absolutely Brilliant 'This Is America' Video

Gabrielle Union, Winston Duke and several others weigh in.

Published May 7, 2018

Donald Glover reintroduced his music persona, Childish Gambino, in the polarizing and timely visual for his new track, "This Is America," and he easily captured the attention of the masses with its message.

In fact, some of Hollywood's biggest stars took the time to recognize the brilliance in the music video's messages — both hidden and blatant.

After performing the new song during his stint on Saturday Night Live — where he served as both host and musical guest — the Atlanta star and creator dropped the Hiro Murai-directed masterpiece.

We're sure you've seen the clip by now, so no detailed explanation of its plot is probably warranted, but in case you haven't, take a look, below:

  1. The video, which contained graphic imagery and commentary on a slew of topics from gun violence to police brutality to pop culture trends and distractions, resonated with several celebrities including the likes of Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson, Winston Duke and more.

    See how they responded to the clip, below:

  2. Gabrielle Union
  3. Danielle Brooks
  4. Nicole Richie

    Watch. Cry. Repeat. Holy Shit. #ThisIsAmerica 🇺🇸

    A post shared by Nicole Richie (@nicolerichie) on

  5. Winston Duke
  6. Lena Waithe
  7. Taraji P. Henson
  8. Mike Colter

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photos from left: Allen Berezovsky/WireImage, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)

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