Taraji P. Henson, Adele, Bruno Mars, & More Stars Praise Childish Gambino For Powerful This Is America Music Video!
If you’re like us, you’re still tingling from Childish Gambino (also known as Donald Glover)’s jaw-dropping This Is America music video.
In case you somehow missed the revolutionary visual, the 34-year-old quadruple threat took a strong stance against gun violence, as he highlighted how automatic weapons are treated more delicately than human life in the U.S. Of course, the video didn’t stop there, as the Hiro Murai-directed project also touched on other social issues, like police brutality and race.
Unsurprisingly, the vid garnered quite a bit of A-list praise following its late night release on Saturday. Everyone from Taraji P. Henson to Adele to Bruno Mars have made sure to give Gambino/Glover a shout-out on social media.
@childishgambino YOU ARE THE BASQUIAT OF MUSIC!!!! I adore you!!! KEEP SHINING!!!├░┼╕Γäó┬Å├░┼╕┬Å┬╛├░┼╕ΓÇÖΓÇ╣├░┼╕ΓÇÖΓÇ╣├░┼╕ΓÇÖΓÇ╣A post shared by taraji p henson (@tarajiphenson) on May 6, 2018 at 12:52pm PDT
Dirty 30! I├óΓé¼Γäóm not sure what I├óΓé¼Γäóm going to do for the next 30 years as I├óΓé¼Γäóve been blessed beyond words in my life so far. Thank you to everyone for coming along for the ride the last 11 years with me. My family and friends for entertaining my super fandom of the Titanic movie. Last night was the best night of my life. Here├óΓé¼Γäós a couple pics. I├óΓé¼Γäóm absolutely fucked, not sure I├óΓé¼Γäóll make it out the house again! Ps Childish Gambino how the hell do you have time to offer us so much greatness on so many platforms. I adore you xA post shared by Adele (@adele) on May 6, 2018 at 4:41pm PDT
LIVING!! GO @donaldglover THIS IS AMERICA!!! ├░┼╕┬Ñ┼á├░┼╕ΓÇÿ┼á├░┼╕┬Å┬╛ ├░┼╕ΓÇ¥┬Ñ├░┼╕ΓÇ¥┬Ñ├░┼╕ΓÇ¥┬Ñ├░┼╕ΓÇ¥┬Ñ #director #producer #writer #actor # #singer #dad #PROUD #INSPIRED!!!├óΓé¼Γäó├░┼╕ΓÇô┬ñ oops #Dancer
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├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) May 7, 2018
Childish Gambino├óΓé¼Γäós video dropped out the heavens like Nicolas Cage in City of Angels. So grateful for this powerful and thought-provoking video after such a yikes ass week in hip hop.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ AWKWAFINA (@awkwafina) May 7, 2018
When I grow up I wanna make something half this good. @muraihiro you are unreal. ├ó┼í┬í├»┬╕┬Å @childishgambino ├ó┼í┬í├»┬╕┬Å #thisisamericaA post shared by Olivia Wilde (@oliviawilde) on May 6, 2018 at 1:03pm PDT
Watching people who are confident and innovative inspire me to wanna be more like that I├óΓé¼Γäóm lookin at you childish gambino
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Lights (@lights) May 6, 2018
Watch. Cry. Repeat. Holy Shit. #ThisIsAmerica ├░┼╕ΓÇí┬║├░┼╕ΓÇí┬╕A post shared by Nicole Richie (@nicolerichie) on May 6, 2018 at 6:49pm PDT
Easily video of the year @mtv ..!!!!!!!!! @childishgambinoA post shared by NELLY (@derrtymo) on May 6, 2018 at 8:43pm PDT
Our all time favorite reaction came from Timeless actor Malcolm Barrett:
There’s no denying that there’s a new genius in town. Bravo!!