Another suggested Glover was accusing black performers - even himself - of "coonery", or saying they are still made to feel like minstrels when they go out to perform their "black" music.
This strongly symbolic music video references Black Lives Matter, the Charlottesville protests, police shootings and terrorism.
The new single marks Glover's first new foray into music since his Grammy-nominated 2016 album Awaken, My Love! "Don't catch yo slippin' up".
It's a confronting look at the horrifying gun violence ravaging the USA, and the ease at which it's ignored. The stunning visual and shocking video juxtaposes riots, police and gun violence happening with Childish and others dancing, ignoring the chaos around them.
Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, appeared as both the special and musical guest on Saturday Night Live on May 5. And, it was only less than 24 hours after the actor/rapper hosted and performed at Saturday Night Live as Donald Glover, where he dramatized Kanye West in a memorable skit, A Quiet Place.
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. While some may call him a triple threat - as an actor, writer and singer - he considers himself "just a threat". Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25th. Glover has been the focus of much of the marketing material thus far, resplendent in a variety of funky outfits.