Childish Gambino appears to reference Emanuel massacre in "This is America" video

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

During his double-duty gig on this week's episode of Saturday Night Live, Childish Gambino unleashed an intensely powerful video for his new record "This Is America".

The video makes a poignant statement about gun violence in the US, depicting a violent shooting of a black man by a shirtless Gambino as he dances jubilantly away. Gambino ties all of these ideas together with school children dancing, recording activity on their cellphones, a Black choir and police chaos.

The imagery also has sparked conversation about several other themes including police brutality, social media and what people are really paying attention to in the United States. It's obvious what he's trying to say here - gun violence needs to stop.

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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.

One of which, "This Is America", was accompanied by a Hiro Murai-directed music video.

Glover, 34, said it himself during his opening monologue on "SNL". He appeared in sketches surrounding Kanye West's loopy Twitter feed and in one entitled "Lando's Summit", which featured Glover as his Solo character, the legendary Lando Calrissian.

Numbers of spectators also delved into the hidden meanings of images that came up in the background that many may not have noticed due to what was happening in the foreground of the music video. Glover has been the focus of much of the marketing material thus far, resplendent in a variety of funky outfits.

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