American musician and actor, Childish Gambino born with his legal name, Donald Glover is GQ magazines latest cover star, and the rapper/actor connects with the platform for a new interview. During the conversation, it is revealed Gambinos 2018 hit single This Is America was originally supposed to be a Drake diss.I had the idea three years before, he explained. I told [director] Hiro [Murai] the idea, and hes like, I really want to do that. The idea for the song started as a joke. To be completely honest, This is America that was all we had was that line.
It started as a Drake diss, to be honest, as like a funny way of doing it. But then I was like, this sh*t sounds kind of hard though. So I was like, let me play with it.