Donald Glover dropped by ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday night for a chat about Atlanta, music, Stevie Wonder, Lando Calrissian, and his buzzy, confrontational music video for “This Is America.”
The in-demand artist and actor still won’t take a deep-dive into his politically-charged Childish Gambino clip. But he did address some of the chatter swirling around it. Or at least, how he’s totally avoided getting mixed up in it. Glover just hasn’t logged on. “I don’t want to be… it’s bad for me. I’m really sensitive,” he said told Kimmel with a smile. “I’ll just let it be.”
Why not, Kimmel probed? Does negatively create a slippery slope for Glover? Well, sort of. “More like, I see one negative thing and I track that person down. I’ll go into their Instagram and say, ‘you’re not so great.’ ‘That baby’s not even that cute,’” he quipped.’
Directed by Hiro Murai, the four-minute “This Is America” visual sees Gambino tackle a range of hot topics that have affected the black community in America, from police brutality, gun violence, and mass shootings. In less than a week, it’s amassed more than 73 million views on YouTube and busted all of Gambino’s previous records of the video platform.
Watch various cuts from Kimmel below.