When Glover took to the musical stage to perform as Childish Gambino, he was introduced first by Zoë Kravitz and later by "Get Out" and "Black Panther" star Daniel Kaluuya.
Immediately, the joyful tribal music drops and Glover raps, "This is America / Don't catch you slippin' up". "Police be trippin' now", he sang.
One can also make the assumption that Glover's character is being chased because he murdered 11 people over the course of the video.
The Rolling Stones described Gambino's music video as a "surreal, visceral statement about gun violence in America".
It is interesting to note that while the shooting victims are dragged off-screen in the video, the guns are carefully placed on a red cloth held by well-dressed man. Glover clearly has a lot to say, the repetition of the stark "This is America!" chorus furthering his point. The chaos doesn't seem to affect him until the end when he's chased out.
Glover originally debuted both of his songs on "Saturday Night Live" but the music video is what's sticking in people's minds today.
Adele has responded to new music coming from Childish Gambino, saying she "adores" the artist, while praising his "greatness".
The sketches were some of the most creative and funniest we've seen all season, exhibiting a wide range of silliness, originality, smart commentary, and great writing.
Glover, 34, said it himself during his opening monologue on "SNL".