Childish Gambino Accused Of Stealing This Is America! Hear Both Tracks And Tell Us What YOU Think!

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Donald Glover had been releasing great music as Childish Gambino for a couple years but only just rocketed into the stratosphere with the work of genius that is This Is America.

But whose genius is it??

In a hip hop discussion group on Reddit over the weekend some fans claimed the megahit was stolen from rapper Jase Harley‘s 2016 song American Pharoah.

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The lesser known track does not have the already iconic visuals to go along with it, which went a long way towards making This Is America the success it was, but there are definite similarities in the audio tracks.

Listen to both and see the artists’ responses (below):

Harley responded to the controversy on Instagram and rather than deny the accusation he said he assumed he “inspired” the track:

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He later posted a longer response saying he was “humbled” by people recognizing his “influence”:

“I feel extremely humbled to be recognized and labeled as one or the original inspirations for one of the most important pieces of music and visual art of our time.”

However, he did tell fans not to “let this controversy dilute the message” they both were trying to express on their songs:

But This Is America co-producer Fam Rothstein was not about ignoring the accusations; he flat-out denied them.

In response to a Twitter comment by a user calling himself Ahmed/Toronto Akademiks/Every White Blogger who said Gambino “stole the song,” he reportedly tweeted then deleted:

“the Internet is a place of no consequences. I hate that Toronto Akademiks/every white blogger can say something as gospel and y’all take it. this song is 3 yrs old, and we have pro tools files to prove it. but fuck you and your moms, and your future fetuses. stay blessed.”

Donald Glover has yet to respond publicly.

What do YOU think??

[Image via YouTube/Jase Harley/Instagram.]

Jun 25, 2018 6:23pm PST

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